If Fish Became Smarter

The fisherman sat on his boat
And gave a little sigh,
“Oh, where have all the fishies gone?
Come back and don’t be shy.”

The fish all burbled when they heard
The fisherman’s sad cry.
“Ha! Don’t you think that we don’t know
The reason that you try
To lure us over with your bait?”

The fisherman replied,
“Whatever reason you may think
I firmly will deny.
I’m simply trying to gather you
To show you all the sky.”

“But we can see the sky from here!”
The fish just scoffed and said.
“You mean to say we’ll see the sky
Much better when we’re dead!”

In shock at how the fishies spoke,
He felt a sense of dread.
“Perhaps it’s time I hung my pole.
A farmer, then, instead.”

But when he went to milk a cow,
Do you know what he heard?
“Go milk yourself. You stink at this.
A farmer?Β  How absurd.”

2019 Β© Sonya Annita Song

Hope this made you smile! πŸ™‚


66 thoughts on “If Fish Became Smarter

  1. Love it and yay for the fish and the cow. πŸ™‚

  2. Has a Lewis Carroll note to it. πŸ™‚ Yes it made me smile πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΌ

    1. Mission accomplished. πŸ˜€

  3. EntangledDesigns January 18, 2019 — 9:29 am

    Lol! This was great! 😁

    1. That makes me very happy! πŸ˜€

  4. L

    So good and effing hilarious x

    1. I love people who have a sense of humor…or at least, people who share my sense of humor. πŸ˜€

      1. Sharing it and sharing it good!

  5. Teehehee…oh that’s a good one.

    1. I’ll take a giggle any day. πŸ™‚

  6. Haha – I am all smiles here – nice one

    1. Glad it made you smile! πŸ™‚

      1. 😊🌸❀️

  7. Great poem!! πŸ€—

  8. Good to smile in the morning, thanks for the fun poem, I loved itπŸ™‚

    1. I’m happy it made you smile! πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks for the smile, Cubby!

    1. Thank you for smiling! πŸ˜€

  10. I enjoyed where the poem finished. Made me smile!

      1. Yes, you generally hook me with your poems. Keep up the excellent writing!

        1. Ah, so I am the fisherman this time? “Here fishies, fishies” πŸ˜‰

  11. hehe way yo go fishies! and cow πŸ˜†

  12. Ah, a charming bit of whimsy! Thank you for the grin!

    1. And thank you for grinning! πŸ˜€

  13. My kind of Poem…lovely story, lovely debate conversation. I think conservationists will look forward to a time like this.

    1. Those would be scary times, but maybe not too far off. We have seen stranger things in the past few years.

      1. Truly, even animals are getting smarter or maybe we are appreciating better how smart they’ve been.

  14. Love this – sometimes poetry needs not to take itself toooo seriously (like that sentence I just wrote)

    1. Yes, poetry tends to take itself quite seriously. I try to break it up once in awhile with something lighter. Glad you enjoyed this! πŸ™‚

    1. I am catching smiles. Thank you for your smile. πŸ™‚

      1. You’re welcome 😊

  15. it sure made me smile..beautiful

    1. I’m so happy it made you smile. πŸ™‚

  16. Cute poem. Made me chuckle and smile. Thanks.

    1. Hehe glad it made you smile! πŸ™‚

  17. Shards Of DuBois January 20, 2019 — 2:05 pm


  18. I more than smiled. I giggled. This was delightful, and I don’t even use the word “delightful.”

    What inspired this?

    1. The first line got stuck in my head, and the rest came tumbling after. πŸ™‚

      1. Don’t you love when that happens?

        1. For sure. Time for my cat nap. πŸ™‚

            1. I think I’m in hibernation mode. I just woke up, but the sun hasn’t come up yet, so if she’s not going to do her job, I might as well sleep some more.

              1. I’m starting to think you might actually be a cat.

                1. I get confused too sometimes. πŸ™‚

                  1. 😸 I don’t have DinoCat.😿

                    1. πŸ±β€πŸ‰πŸ±β€πŸ‰πŸ±β€πŸ‰

                    2. Show-off! πŸ‘ΎπŸ€–! Alien robot! Boom!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

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