Treasure Island

Richard Netherland Cook


A Fish Story


I used to live in a pet store,
With a thousand other fish,
One day some people bought me,
And I finally got my wish.

The pet store tank was really crowded,
A fish could hardly swim at all,
And all the fish were different,
Some were big and some were small.

I hope that I am going,
To a really nice new home,
One that's big and roomy,
With lots of space to roam.

I think I'm going to like it here,
The folks are really fine,
This tank has lots of room,
And the fish just number nine.

The filter is so nice and clean,
The water is crystal clear,
And you can see out through the glass,
I'm so glad to just be here.

There are lots of colored stones,
And plants just everywhere,
An old sunken ship is at the corner,
And a castle over there.

I guess I'd better swin around,
And try to find some friends,
I hope they like me here,
I'd better watch my fins.

Over by the ship wreck,
And hiding in the dark,
Just waiting for a new fish,
I saw a Red Tailed Shark.

I think I'll swim around,
And checkout down below,
That's where I think I saw,
A really pretty Rainbow.

Something went by really fast,
And made the water swish,
He was really colorful too,
I know it was that Clown Fish.

Two Tiger Barbs are over there,
Giving me the eye,
And I just saw two Black Neons,
Slowly swimming by.

That Red Swordtail Fish,
Greeted me today,
But he just said 'Hello',
Then went on his way.

Now I really am excited,
My prayer has come true,
Here comes a Sailfin Molly,
And I'm a Molly too.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Edited: Saturday, May 14, 2011

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