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Brought to you By: http://www.aquarticles.com/articles/humour...ander_poem.html

by Lisa Englander

First published in "Wet Thumb", newsletter of The Cleveland Aquarium Society

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Goldfish are just as beautiful,

As the cichlids that my friends rave.

So why do they make fun of me,

Just cuz they are my fave?

Some may just be comets,

While others are quite rare.

To scoff at the whole lot of them,

I don't think this is fair.

They say goldfish are just feeders-

Not like their beloved haps.

My fish are pets, have character,

Theirs just swim in laps.

Are they jealous that my breed

Have colors just as bright?

My ranchus don't need heaters,

To keep them warm at night!

So maybe there aren't orandas

That come in violet or blue.

In the coming generations,

Who knows if this stays true?

They are just as striking

In orange and white, I think.

They don't need to come in colors,

Like purple, green or pink.

Some they have great headgrowth,

While others, they do not.

Theirs might have a little stripe,

And some just have a dot.

Some have eyes with tassels,

And some gaze to the sky.

The cichlids lay eggs too,

Big deal - they tend their fry.

Mine have laid their little eggs

And theirs, as well, have spawn.

But when the great big heater fails-

All of theirs are gone.

We use the exact same filters,

Tanks, and what-have-you.

In their house they raise the bugs,

While I just don't have to.

Mine get along just fine

With pellets, peas and zucchini,

While they are hatching brine shrimp-

I'm in my bikini!

I feed them the pellets,

The bloodworms and the flakes.

My fish are just as cared for,

Of this, make no mistake.

I don't see cichlids in varieties,

Like the goldfish I have seen.

Like the shubunkin and the dragonback,

And some of theirs are mean.

White bodies and a bright red cap,

How incredible is that?

How could you not love a fish,

So egg-shaped and so fat!

I adore the goldfish

Of them I'm very fond,

And I don't see my friends,

Putting Oscars in a pond!

A very ancient art,

In China they are raised.

In the club where I belong,

I am always hazed.

I don't think this is right.

How can this all be true?

If only they would get a life

And also get a clue!

Being sacred in their land

The Chinese can attest,

With tails that fan and eyes that bulge,

The goldfish is the best.

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Great find, Balck Moorio. Lisa really knows what she's talking about!

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Heh. No kidding. My boss and I get into arguments all the time because he has Cichlids and I have goldfish and he thinks goldfish are boring.

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My friends at school don't understand why me and calico4(or jeremy who is in my class) like goldfish so much. The only person who understands is my dad and my fellow GF bretherans.

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My friends at school don't understand why me and calico4(or jeremy who is in my class) like goldfish so much. The only person who understands is my dad and my fellow GF bretherans.

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haha, at least you have ONE family member. Whenever my dad or sister catch me on this site they crack up laughing and shaking their heads. What love, huh? :huh:

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My friends at school don't understand why me and calico4(or jeremy who is in my class) like goldfish so much. The only person who understands is my dad and my fellow GF bretherans.

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haha, at least you have ONE family member. Whenever my dad or sister catch me on this site they crack up laughing and shaking their heads. What love, huh? :huh:

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Very similar for me. My brother comes in and says "what are you doing? Oh, you're on a GOLDFISH forum!" My dad just sighs and asks why I'm on here again. No one understands me.<teenage angst> :rolleyes:

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Exactly, Ryukingirl. My younger sister comes home from school, rolls her eyes and sighs in a very exaperated way and 'can't belive I'm on that goldfish site again'; at least my parents have finally realized how much goldfish mean to me and just shake their heads quietly.

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Yay we all have something in common! My mom and brother don't really care too much unlike my sister and dad. My boyfriend thinks its a little odd because I haven't been goldfish crazy when we first went out (2 years ago) and this whole "YAY GOLDFISH!!!!!" thing only started five months ago. Oh well, he's understanding :)

And Moorio, your so lucky that you have your own laptop. I have the restricted family computer. We have Cyber Patrol AND Norton so I can pretty much only visit a select few sites at certain times of the day for only a certain amount of time. It blocks everything and makes so many stupid mistakes that I usually can't research on this computer for hw. I can't look at the goldfish pictures forum anymore ._. Anyway, forums are supposed to be blocked, but I've got my little loop holes. Sadly, my loop holes are rapidly being found out by the program, and because it updates like mad, I probly won't be a member of this forum :'( Does anyone else here have a restriction program like me?

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I don't have any terrible program like that, Kissy. Is that something your parents put on? It doesn't seem fair at all. Can you use the computers at school? My laptop just totally fried yesterday, and I am SO SAD. Now I am using the computers in the lab at my school. I do anything to get to this site everyday. But I miss my laptop so so much. :cry1

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Oh I'm sorry to hear about your laptop, Penelope. I hope it feels better soon..my thoughts are with you! (hahaha..sorry I couldn't resist, I know I'm a dork)

Okay, so even though the computers at my school do have internet protection programs, I can still get on all the site that are blocked at my house. Too bad they are always booked with classes. Humph!

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