My dear old Dad used to say, 'ya gotta e cruel to be kind',
and of that understanding I found very hard for me to find,
until into my life you came along
and I now fully understand the song.
I've learned too, that 'when in doubt, one should say 'no',
and to walk away, instead of accepting - 'tis a 'no go'.
As with the fish that is 'small fry',
I let you go - I now say 'good-bye'.
You are not suitable for me,
so I must set you free.
You are too much undersize,
to keep you would be unwise.
I set you free to learn and grow,
and another you will live to know.
I hope there is little pain,
as I set you free to live again.
So swim away my beautiful 'small fry'.
Dive deeply and live long - do not die.
Swim swiflty away, again to be free,
and always remember me - lovingly.