Zero The Goldfish Hero MAG

March 9, 2010
By leeli BRONZE, Solon, Ohio
leeli BRONZE, Solon, Ohio
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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

The author's comments:
I had a goldfish that recently died and I wanted to portray him in an heroic light. Even though I only knew him for a week, he affected my life greatly and I miss him a a lot.

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This article has 5 comments.

Dessa BRONZE said...
on Jun. 4 2012 at 1:15 am
Dessa BRONZE, Baytown, Texas
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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

KClark12 said...
on Feb. 3 2011 at 1:48 pm
KClark12, South Carolina
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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.

on Jan. 26 2011 at 10:18 pm
procrastinating101 SILVER, Eatonville, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Woah Man."

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!

on Jan. 14 2011 at 2:16 pm
HannahBanana23 BRONZE, Eatonville, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life
Winston Churchill

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:)


on Jan. 2 2011 at 3:28 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

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! :) :)

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