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Old 12-09-2015, 12:39 PM   #1 
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Wink Betta Poem Requests

Hey everyone!

I thought it would be fun to write poems about your fishies! I love to write, especially rhyming poetry, and I need something to write about. What better than cute bettas?

I'll need the name of your fish and some information: the more the better! If there's a particular cute incident you want it about, please specify; otherwise I'll just do one about your fish in general. Include any personality quirks or special habits; pictures aren't necessary but they would be awesome! The more information you give me, the more detailed the poem will be. Also, it would be nice to specify the mood you want (serious, humorous etc.), and if you have a certain rhyme scheme you'd like me to fit in (limerick, haiku, etc.).

Don't be afraid to ask for multiple fish (or multiple poems for the same fish). If this thread gets really busy then I'll set out some rules for multiple requests but for now there's no need. :) I hope you enjoy! I'd love to get some requests!

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Old 12-09-2015, 05:27 PM   #2 
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Could you do something for the 3 boys I lost, Storm, Onyx, and Speckles? All 3 of them had such fun personalities, Onyx was a little wiggle worm who would run up and down his tank when it was feeding time, Speckles seemed to really love laying in the sand, we called him a 'sand Betta' and Storm would come when I called him, he also loved looking at me, that's actually how he got me to pick him! I'll attach some pictures
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Old 12-09-2015, 05:49 PM   #3 
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Hi!

I'd be glad to do your 3 passed boys. Would you like a separate poem for each one, or one longer poem for them all?

SIP Storm, Onyx, and Speckles. :(
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Old 12-13-2015, 06:35 PM   #4 
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Could you do my boys who passed away last month? In one poem together or two different poems, it is your call. It really doesn't matter. Now, for info-

Buddy:

On November 29, 2014, I bought this boy, because he was in very mucky water at Petsmart. He was the only Betta left, and I had seen him there a few months before. He had major fin rot and pop eye, along with raised scales. But, I nursed him back into health. He had a very shy personality, strange for most males I have ever seen. He was so calm and never flared at any male or anything. It was awkward. And then, last month, the exact day that Leo died from Dropsy, Buddy died from Dropsy. It was 11/12/15.

Leo:
My first ever Betta. A feisty thing. The meanest male I have ever owned. He was about a year and a half old when I bought him, so he was also about 3 when he passed away. Butb, instead of dying of old age, he died of Dropsy 11/11/15. There really isn't anything else about him.

Sadly, my old broken tablet had pictures, but since I now have a new one, I don't have any pictures.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:37 PM   #5 
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One big poem would be great!
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:13 AM   #6 
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Could you do my boys who passed away last month? In one poem together or two different poems, it is your call. It really doesn't matter. Now, for info-

Buddy:

On November 29, 2014, I bought this boy, because he was in very mucky water at Petsmart. He was the only Betta left, and I had seen him there a few months before. He had major fin rot and pop eye, along with raised scales. But, I nursed him back into health. He had a very shy personality, strange for most males I have ever seen. He was so calm and never flared at any male or anything. It was awkward. And then, last month, the exact day that Leo died from Dropsy, Buddy died from Dropsy. It was 11/12/15.

Leo:
My first ever Betta. A feisty thing. The meanest male I have ever owned. He was about a year and a half old when I bought him, so he was also about 3 when he passed away. Butb, instead of dying of old age, he died of Dropsy 11/11/15. There really isn't anything else about him.

Sadly, my old broken tablet had pictures, but since I now have a new one, I don't have any pictures.
It won't let me edit, so let me fix a sentence in this quote. The exact day Leo died from Dropsy, Buddy caught Dropsy. If there was confusion, then it is fixed.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:54 PM   #7 
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Finally got around to doing this! This is for DangerousAngel. I hope you like it. :)

Three little fish, each full of heart;

Three small companions from the start.
And, when alive,
They swam, they thrived—
And now leave holes as they depart.

First, Onyx, shining silver bright:
A spark of joy in darkest night.
Each little prance,
Each happy dance,
Each wiggle, fills the soul with light.

And next, remember Speckles dear—
No loneliness when he was near.
With joy he’d play,
In sand he’d lay:
So now, for him, we shed a tear.

And finally, we come to Storm
Whose presence made each heart feel warm.
He heard his name
And, loyal, came,
‘Till stillness swept his little form.

We honor now these creatures small;
Their memories we now recall.
For surely they
Have blessed our days,
Inspiring love, each one and all.


Swim In Peace: Onyx, Speckles, and Storm.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:04 PM   #8 
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Finally got around to doing this! This is for DangerousAngel. I hope you like it. :)

Three little fish, each full of heart;

Three small companions from the start.
And, when alive,
They swam, they thrived—
And now leave holes as they depart.

First, Onyx, shining silver bright:
A spark of joy in darkest night.
Each little prance,
Each happy dance,
Each wiggle, fills the soul with light.

And next, remember Speckles dear—
No loneliness when he was near.
With joy he’d play,
In sand he’d lay:
So now, for him, we shed a tear.

And finally, we come to Storm
Whose presence made each heart feel warm.
He heard his name
And, loyal, came,
‘Till stillness swept his little form.

We honor now these creatures small;
Their memories we now recall.
For surely they
Have blessed our days,
Inspiring love, each one and all.


Swim In Peace: Onyx, Speckles, and Storm.
That's not even my fish and I'm crying.

Applauses.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:22 PM   #9 
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Finally got around to doing this! This is for DangerousAngel. I hope you like it. :)

Three little fish, each full of heart;

Three small companions from the start.
And, when alive,
They swam, they thrived—
And now leave holes as they depart.

First, Onyx, shining silver bright:
A spark of joy in darkest night.
Each little prance,
Each happy dance,
Each wiggle, fills the soul with light.

And next, remember Speckles dear—
No loneliness when he was near.
With joy he’d play,
In sand he’d lay:
So now, for him, we shed a tear.

And finally, we come to Storm
Whose presence made each heart feel warm.
He heard his name
And, loyal, came,
‘Till stillness swept his little form.

We honor now these creatures small;
Their memories we now recall.
For surely they
Have blessed our days,
Inspiring love, each one and all.


Swim In Peace: Onyx, Speckles, and Storm.
Oh, that made me cry! This is simply beautiful, I'm going to print this and frame it. Thank you SO much!
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:42 AM   #10 
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I decided to do a pair of "matching" poems for TripleChrome: two shorter poems, the same length and with the same rhyme scheme. Enjoy!

A filthy jail,
A tiny cup,
A dying fish that was picked up.

A little shy,
A little scared,
A lot of love with him was shared.

A couple months
And now a year,
A desperate dash—and then a tear.

A memory
As he departs:
Buddy, the fish that touched our hearts.

And for Leo:

Fins and flare,
Everywhere
No dull moments with Leo there!

A puff of gills,
A swirl of thrills,
The air with joy and laughter fills.

Extended fins,
The fun begins,
Each heart small Leo quickly wins.

And now, though passed,
His memory lasts:
A feisty fish, a love steadfast.
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