Little Jimmy Gemstone's Goldfish

IowaScribe By IowaScribe, 20th Jun 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A shorter rhyming children's story. Probably not nearly as good as "Katie-Lou And Buzzy-Blue," but I hold it dear to my heart. It kind of reminds me of the friends I had in grade school.

Little Jimmy Gemstone's Goldfish

A shorter rhyming children's story. Probably not nearly as good as "Katie-Lou And Buzzy-Blue," but I hold it dear to my heart. It kind of reminds me of the friends I had in grade school.
See more of my writing at the Iowa Scribe Web site.

Little Jimmy Gemstone’s Goldfish

By JAMES GROB


Little Jimmy Gemstone’s goldfish died today
And little Tanya Toolbox came to pay her last respect
While little Bobby Brickets sang a little song
Which wasn’t near as awful-sounding as you might expect.

And little Linda Ludwig wore a pretty purple dress
As little Sonya Sidedoor performed a very solemn dance.
Little Justin Jamison brought some bubble-gum to share
But all the pieces stuck together in the pocket of his pants.

They dug a little hole in the garden near the beets
And said a little prayer, and dropped the goldfish in.
They stuck a little cross made from Popsicle sticks and glue
Into the soft ground where the little hole had been.

Then Jimmy Gemstone’s mother called to the little crowd
A little lunch was ready if they’d want to come inside.
So they laughed and ate hot dogs and drank milk and played
And forgot all about the little goldfish who had died.

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Childrens Poem, Childrens Poetry, Fish, Kids, Pet, Poem, Poetry

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author avatar Esther Thornburg
21st Jun 2013 (#)

Good story. The girls decided to put a goldfish in the Guffie tank to save work, It ate them all, Next morning the goldfish was dead to, Poor fish .

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
21st Jun 2013 (#)

At least the kids in your poem buried the little fish, rather than just flushed it. As sad as pet death is, better for them to learn about death from a pet than a friend or family member.

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