Elizabeth Nelson


Perfect Pet - Poem by Elizabeth Nelson

I really, really want a pet.
I think it would be so much fun!
But because I'm not eight yet,
Mommy says I'm still too young.
If I could have just one wish
I know what it would be for...
I would wish for one little fish,
Or maybe two or three more.
Well...a fish would be nice, that's true,
But maybe a puppy would be better!
Cause there's not much a fish can do,
and a puppy would be my friend forever!
But a puppy wouldn't stay a puppy!
Pretty soon he'd be as big as me.
Maybe I should wish for a pet monkey
And together we could climb tall trees!
Or I could wish for a dolphin.
He could live in my swimming pool.
I would teach him to jump and spin -
It would be my very own dolphin school!

But...

I don't know how to swim.
And I'm not allowed to climb tall trees.
A puppy needs a lot of attention.
And a fish's bowl would need to be cleaned.
I think I need to think a little bit more
Before I decide on what to get.
Cause there's so much I could wish for,
And I want the perfect pet!
So, maybe I should wait,
Until I'm a few years older,
That way, when I do turn eight,
I will have though this thing over.


Comments about Perfect Pet by Elizabeth Nelson

  • (2/2/2005 3:07:00 AM)


    A really great poem Elizabeth. You really made me smile and you show a lot of talent. I hve 6 dogs and 5 cats, so pets are great. Guess I like dogs best, they really love back. (Report) Reply

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  • Sukumar Choudhuri (2/2/2005 1:38:00 AM)


    Dear Elizabeth,

    Good poem. Simple but great.

    Best wishes,

    Sukumar
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 18, 2004



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