Snail Follows The Tortoise

Often being compared 
to a snail, more so to a tortoise,
I move in my own space.
 am slow, dead slow.

My voice is rarely heard.
Closeted  in the  shell, I
watch from within 
the without.

Beauty goes with a peacock,
dog is known for faithfulness,
monkey for pranks, but who
do snail and tortoise qualify?

” They fit you, you, you”  my friends 
jeer and tease.  I stay calm, sullen
while they attribute  my introvertedness 
 to my genes those of the mammals.