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  • March 23rd, 2007 | 7:24 AM
Poetry Friday - Kenn Nesbitt

Trying to get back into the Poetry Friday habit I went looking for a poem to make me laugh. I found this one by Kenn Nesbitt on his site http://www.poetry4kids.com

Sick Fish

The fish in our aquarium
are looking rather ill,
and most of them are turning
kind of green around the gill.

I might have fed them too much food,
forgot to clean their tank,
or maybe they're allergic to
the toys and junk I sank.

Perhaps I broke the thermostat.
I could have cut their air.
What's certain is they're sickly
from my downright lack of care.

But even though they're looking ill
I still have cause to gloat;
they're obviously talented--
they're learning how to float!

--Kenn Nesbitt
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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March 23rd, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC)
funny and "been-there" true!... :-)
March 26th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
yes, it brought back several memories for me. :-)
March 23rd, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
I love this!
Thanks for adding this to my day.
March 26th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Also glad to share a smile.
March 23rd, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
March 26th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
March 23rd, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)

Welcome back to LJ land, Susan.
March 26th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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March 26th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
The move, yes. The unpacking and getting settled, not so much. But I'm working on it.
March 23rd, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
Oh my, that's great. Thanks for the smile. :)
March 26th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. Smiles = good.
March 24th, 2007 03:36 am (UTC)
Hi back at ya!
Hi Susan! So nice to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is so much fabulous! Great design, loads of fun stuff to browse. (And you look waaaaay to young to be a grandma!)
March 26th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi back at ya!
Thanks, Lee. I just wish I got to see my adorable grandson more often.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

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