In Memoriam


The dVerse challenge today is from Whimseygizmo, a Quadrille to include the word ‘bubble’.

quiet togetherness

golden memories
floating forever

in rainbow bubble-glow


your graceful

open-mouthed wonder
viewed from a place

shaded with hues
of mellow
lighting your face

asking for nothing
but to survive

you simply were
the cutest little
goldfish alive!


About ShirleyB

I was born with the muse in me. Sometimes I wish it would go away but it won't, so, good, bad or ugly it will escape intermittently.
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41 Responses to In Memoriam

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Awwwwww. RIP, little gold love.
    My son’s first little pet was a beta named Max. That little guy lived MUCH longer than he was supposed to. 😉

    I love these lines, especially:
    “your graceful

    open-mouthed wonder”

    We can learn so much from animals, really.
    Thanks so much for joining our third Q44!

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  2. Oh … a little goldfish.. love this.. so many good things to say about pets… and this is so sweet, and so fitting for a bubble.

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  3. Em says:

    I adore this.

    Especially the mid-section:
    open-mouthed wonder
    viewed from a place
    shaded with hues
    of mellow

    Also this:
    “asking for nothing
    but to survive”

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  4. Misky says:

    Oh, a goldfish! I hadn’t expected that. 🙂

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  5. ShirleyB says:

    Hi Misky. It was written tongue in cheek. I don’t really get so attached to fish!


  6. Ah Shirley you led me inside the bowl before letting me down, such a good response, well done.

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  7. Sweet fun. Reminded me of Finding Nemo.

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  8. Ah, surprise ending. I don’t know how many goldfish my sister and I offed as kids. Poor babies.

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  9. Grace says:

    I was surprised at the goldfish but this is a delightful scene ~ I can imagine the quiet togetherness ~

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  10. Waltermarks says:

    That’s a great surprise ending, poor goldfish.

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  11. Bodhirose says:

    That was a surprise ending for me too…but really sweet. Goldfish don’t seem to usually get much respect as far as pets go… 🙂

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  12. Your poem is making me think about our Mathew (he was a Beta fish, but we still loved the raging beast). It is incredible, the memories that root from the wee hearts we bring home and add to our families.

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  13. C.C. says:

    Aw, sweet 🙂

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  14. Sumana Roy says:

    awww…what sweetness!…a lovely bubble poem….


  15. Bryan Ens says:

    Cute. The ending was a fun twist!


  16. Sure… bring this emotional bubble up to lodge in my throat! The turnabout at the end was unexpected!

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  17. This took me from serious to light in a matter of seconds. Wheew! I was happy to find the little fishy at the end! 🙂

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  18. Truedessa says:

    rip little goldfish…the ending made me smile…

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  19. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Awww, sweet! Delightful surprise ending.

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  20. vbholmes says:

    “…quite tasty”? Glad to read this was for fun and you didn’t actually make a mini-feast of your golden hero. You kept us all reaching for tissues until the end. Well done.

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  21. ShirleyB says:

    I wondered if anyone would pick up on that 🙂


  22. GLlstening
    feeLinGs.. gOld
    fish pass.. bye.. now
    SWord Fish bRings
    BubbLes wITh sHarp edges..:)

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  23. ShirleyB says:

    Thank you, Katie 🙂


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