Saturday, August 15, 2009

I Wish I'd Written This


I have a river
in my back yard.

The sun is a fish
in the sky.

My dad likes
to catch fish

with his feet.
There is a fish

that likes to jump
on the moon.

At night
the fish creates fire

by hammering
two moon rocks together

with a fishing pole
so he can cook himself up

in the morning
for breakfast.

Javon, 5th Grade
Fitzgerald Elementary
Detroit Public Schools

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If fishes were wishes, I'd have a bucket filled with gold.

Fish on,
Peter Markus

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