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The Shy Little Goldfish


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The shy little goldfish swam all alone

Flipping it's fins in frustration while hiding in the reeds

 

Flaring it's gills at it's doubts and fears

That kept it isolated and hiding

 

The shy little goldfish wanted so much

To be like all the other goldfish that lived in the pond

 

She wanted to swim in the open water

Sun herself and feed with the crowd

 

But she was unable to summon forth the courage

To leave the safety of the reeds

 

Awaiting the night so she could feed

 

The little goldfish was feeling so bad

That she was considering stranding herself upon the shore

And let suffocation ease her fears and doubts

 

As she would be of more use as food

For some passing raccoon

And be of use to ease it's hunger if only for one meal

 

The shy little goldfish didn't believe

That one small goldfish could have a purpose or

Make a difference in it's watery world

 

There would be no torn fins upon her passing

As new fry hatch everyday

 

No gap would appear among the school

Because she didn't choose to stay

 

She knew only the safe haven of the water reeds

And the darkness of the night

 

So scales for fins would matter no less

If the reeds were abandoned

By one little fish

 

Another goldfish would take it's place

 

The reeds could care less

Which fish was hiding among them

 

L.B.W.

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