by Shel Silverstein 


While fishing in the blue lagoon

I caught a lovely silver fish,

And he spoke to me. "My boy," quoth he,

"Please set me free and I'll grant your wish...

A kingdom of wisdom? A palace of gold?

Or all the goodies your fancies can hold?"

So I said, "OK," and I threw him free,

And he swam away and he laughed at me

Whispering my foolish wish

Into a silent sea.

Today I caught that fish again,

That lovely prince of fishes,

And once again he offered me

If I would only set him free

Any one of a number of wonderful wishes...

He was delicious!


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