Captain Sparrow


My friend Janine found her two pet goldfish dead in their bowl one night.As it was late and she was tired, she said she would dispose of the bodies in the morning. Miraculously,the next day Captain Jack had arisen like Lazarus and was found swimming beneath the floating Goldie 😦
Here is their fishy tale (tail?)

Goldfish Kissing

Captain Sparrow

We thought their love was special
Soul mates from the start
Living in the spotlight
Two golden crucian carp
But things are not always as they seem
The captain was a cad
A bluebeard and a scoundrel
A once good fish turned bad
They swam together in their bowl
Until the day they died
It looked like Goldie and Captain Sparrow
Had commited double suicide
But the Captain was no Romeo
He tricked his Goldie ‘Juliet’
He waited til she breathed no more
But he wasn’t ready yet
To go to fishy Heaven
To swim with all the greats
Flipper,Jaws and Moby Dick
And his other fishy mates
When he saw her floating on her back
He took a great big breath
Twenty four hours after Goldie died
Captain Sparrow cheated death
However, he would soon find out
There was a price to pay
The penance for betrayal…
People thought that he was gay
Forlornly Captain swam around
So sad and discontent
He could not straighten up his back
For one week he was bent
Then joy of joys one sunny day
He did a great big shite
And once more he became unbent
But alas, he had turned white
Captain never got another mate
His plan from the beginning
As he watched his lovely Goldie die
When he just kept on swimming
This happened many years ago
Sparrow still swims in his bowl
A sad and lonely white fish
Who looks like a lost sole (soul)
He ponders on the golden years
With Goldie, his true love
And now he yearns to be with her
In fishy Heaven up above.
But he must wait until the day
That he is overfed
The only way to kill goldfish
To ensure that they’re really dead.

Captain Jack Goldfish

footnote : Since this poem was written,Captain Sparrow has since gone to meet his Goldie in that great fish bowl in the sky,but that’s another story for another day. Twenty three more to go 🙂


About trishnugentwriter

A wife and mother of four who writes and acts as much as she can in between the housework and shopping. I have been published in 'Irelands Own' 'Intallaght' and 'Tallaght Echo'. I have won prizes for poetry including 1st place in The Bealtaine Writing comp in 2012.I'm a member of drama group in 'An Cosan' in Tallaght and also 'Platform One' Writers group in Rua Red.
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2 Responses to Captain Sparrow

  1. John Ivory says:

    And a great fishy tale it is too – brilliantly told! Well done Trish 🙂

  2. thank you so much. couldnt re plaice the poor sole 😦

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