Zero The Goldfish Hero This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 9, 2010
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There once was a goldfish named Zero
Who wanted nothing more than to be a superhero.
He patrolled his bowl day in and day out
Waiting for a damsel to shout
Waiting for a villain to unveil his evil plan
Waiting to be the aquatic Superman

One fine day a nemesis appeared
The face of a cat sneered
Our friend greatly feared
A foul feline that clawed and jeered
With plan our fishy protagonist engineered
He swore on Poseidon's beard
To rid the world of this pet so weird

Into his tiny plastic castle Zero did hide
From the scoundrel that slept outside.
As the cat slumbered the bowl began to slide
With the glass, Zero did collide
Causing the aquatic home to fall
Fishy hero and all
Zero's goal had been fulfilled
Causing the evil cat to be killed.

What fills me with woe
Is little Zero did not know
Without the water he needed
His life could not have proceeded
But he died a Hero

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Dessa said...
Jun. 4, 2012 at 1:15 am
Loved it. Artistically portraying the simplistic death of a fish. But I do however find it hard to believe that a cat wouldn't notice a fish bowl landing on their head... lol
kimberlinclark said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm
I absolutley love this poem!!! It was hilarious but sad that the fish had to die. I don't like cats so i liked that it was about an evil cat.
procrastinating101 said...
Jan. 26, 2011 at 10:18 pm
You remind me of a poet named shel silverstein I don't know if you've heard of him or not. But his poetry is humorous and rhymey. He is one of my favorite poets so I really enjoyed this poem!
Mgymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 2, 2011 at 3:28 am
i really enjoyed reading this poem!i rated it 5/5! it was very humerus! and i'm sorry about your fish! but great job getting published! also If you get the chance could you look at my story Zeus the Lover of Malclai (that is published on this website) And commnet and rate it?? It would be greatly appreciated! THANKS! :) :)
HannahBanana23 replied...
Jan. 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm

oh thats so sad that the little fish died. I like how it rhymed though. You should look at my work. Running and Constantly Changing:)


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