Toby tortoise comes out of his shell

It was a very warm day

Where the tortoise lay

Sunning himself by the river

Toby removed his shell

As the sun made him swell

And the wind made him all of a quiver

Toby sat by the stream

His flesh all a gleam

And a passing seagull was sick

With Toby's bits on display 

The bird flew away

But the tortoise was pleased with his trick!

Toby stood on his toes

And raised up his nose

And announced he could run very fast

Toby started to charge

This meant by and large

That all other creatures came last!