adventures in dysthymia

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Kittens are cute and so are puppies
But here I am with a bowl of guppies.

Pets are fun but I do wish
I'd something other than these fish.

I've watched and watched and I have found
That all they do is swim around.

They're very small and always wet;
They're quite impossible to pet.

Could I have something with four feet
Or even two, like a parakeet?

A loving creature that wants to play,
That I could care for every day?

Yet here I am, I guess it's fate
That I am stuck with a bowl of bait.

And now I must go feed my guppies
But I do wish they were kittens or puppies!

Stephen Brooke ©2009

Uh-oh, I'm channeling my inner Henry Gibson again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You could try guinea pigs, hamsters/gerbils. They are cute, furry and you can't train em too much, but you can watch them do exercise work-outs on their wheels...kinda like watching fish swim in a fish bowl. LOL!