My Goldfish

by Mark Benthall
My goldfish died this morning
At exactly half past seven.

My mother helped me say a prayer,
Then flushed him into heaven.


Text © Mark Benthall, reprinted from Rolling in the Aisles published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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