Treasure Island

Joseph T. Renaldi

(Frackville, Pennsylvania)

A Child Should Have A Pet


Every little child should have a pet -
And be responsible for its care and to love,
A dog, a bunny, a parakeet, a pony, a turtle,
Or any other pet not mentioned above.

Sometimes a child views a parent as indifferent
And being overwhelmed each busy day
With their own job and domestic problems -
Having a minimal amount of time for play.

A child is sensitive and curious
And often is anxious to know
that something in the environment
Needs extensive care to live and grow.

So implant in the mind of each child
A determined and a burning wish
For something to love and care for,
Even if it means an aquarium of tropical fish.

Whatever gift you contemplate giving to a child,
Oh parents! Please don't foolishly forget
To make a child's life full and complete -
Encourage a child to own their favorite pet.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Edited: Wednesday, May 17, 2006

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  • Ruby Root (7/6/2006 7:23:00 AM)

    Hi Joseph, You so compassionate. You have a way of writing that makes everyone feel good after. You are absolutely right a pet is very therapeutic. You are an exceptional writer. Take care. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (5/17/2006 10:17:00 AM)

    Joseph, a very useful and wise promotion... pets are wonderful. Well done! !
    Brian (Report) Reply

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