Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Of Fishes


A fish can never be a pet,
like dogs and cats and silly parrots,
because his home is always wet
and he despises peas and carrots.

I hope that you now understand
why no one walks with fishes ever,
all pets can spend their time on land
or swim in water, which is clever.

A fish will swallow in the end
a silver, extra sharpened hook.
No fish will ever be a friend
to anybody but a cook.

Submitted: Monday, July 17, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
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  • Rookie Anong All (7/17/2006 8:27:00 AM)

    hi there Herbert....This was a cute poem....l enjoyed the first section the best...
    Goodness to you,
    Jodilee (Report) Reply

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