“……and then the terrapin blinked.”
Lookin’ up into the top of his shell, dear Terrapin did blink!
“Oh, meesies, mysies, where beez dat light comin’ from?”
Dear Terrapin did ask his heart while stoppin’ his mind from think.
“Oh, goodness graciousies, me feels more light like at a prom!”
Then did dusty voice from under Terrapin toes did croon,
“Ye gets this light from your own soul, ye shell-hous-ed son!
“Ye stored light from Cuddlies’ pats and Jitters’ toe-taps in boon!
“Ye has light to show you way to all friends’ help Spottedy as one!”
So did Terrapin look out to brink and crawled to each friend in turn:
“Come, ye Old Turtley; come, ye Flop-Eared Donkey and boy;
“Come, ye Old Shepherd and Cross-Eyed Dog; Come, let us learn
“How to forgive and help and rescue Dear Spottedy from being a crash-ed toy!”
For each time Terrapin blinked, Rainbowsy lights did glint from each wise eye,
Signalling the friends to move and embrace tottering Spottedy on that cliff,
With Turtley offering strong back and Crookeye lifting up goat so high
As to rest on Donkey’s back, held by arms of boy and Old Shepherd without miff.
“Oh, how ye get all friends to forgive and rescue, dear Terrapin so smart?”
Did Spottedy pant and weep while draped on Donkey so weary but true.
“Oh, I just heard dusty voice saying I must blink the light into each heart;
To point the way to release old thoughts and rejoice in love for our crew.”