1496 – Big Fishy

Big Fishy
Fact: hippos and monkeys are great swimmers, and also delicious to goldfish.

Big Fishy

I made some mistakes
when I sprinkled his flakes.
I gave him too many, I think.
For lo and behold
that the bowl couldn’t hold
the fishy I moved to the sink.

And while he was there,
I was never aware
my sister was giving him grub.
He gobbled each bite
and grew more overnight
and so was moved into the tub.

While that was his place,
he was stuffing his face
when papa was feeding him too.
Our poor little fish
needed more room to splish.
The pool seemed the best thing to do.

His appetite grew,
and the fishy did too
as neighbors would feed him all day.
And now it’s the wish
of our once-tiny fish
to move to the ocean to stay.

Author: Samuel Kent

I'm a dad who wants to share his labor of love with the world. I also happen to be an award-winning artist and poet. Follow the lunchbox doodles and poems on twitter: @LunchboxDoodler!

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