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Fish poems

Updated on January 21, 2013

Can you write a poem about a fish?

I volunteer in my grand daughter's first grade classroom. It is a great experience and I love seeing what first graders are learning. This past couple of weeks they have been learning about poetry. One exercise was to write a poem - with rhymes, about the fish in the classroom fish tank.

I thought I would try my hand at it and the kids loved what I came up with. I am also posting some of the student work - with the teacher's permission. Full names of the students will not be given to protect their identity.

I was sorry that I was not able to get the technology to work for me to post the student's illustrations also. They were really fabulous.

We had some fun. I hope you like what we created.

Please post your own Fish Poem as a comment. We will all be interested in what you write.

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I've Got Fishes

by A. Gagliardi

I’ve several little guppies;

all guppies of my own.

And every day I look to see

how each of them has grown.

I love my little fishes

and feed them every day.

I watch them swim about the tank.

I watch them dart and sway.

First Graders' Fish Poems

My Cool Pets

By Zoe

My puppy does Gymnastics

My guppies do it too.

Do yours do it too?

Mine sure do.

I think it is cool

A circus is the place

To see them face to face.

My Fish

By Maya

My fish is cute

My fish is silly

My fish goes all over the place.

I wish I could

Put her in

My pink and red suitcase.

My Fish

By Charlize

My fish is crazy.

My fish is weird

My fish is funny

My fish has a beard.

My fish is daring

My fish is cute

My other fish

wears a suit.

My Fish

By Paris

My fish like to dance

They’re so dancy and fun.

They swim and they swim

Because they can’t run.

My Fish

By Amiyah

My fish like to swim

I’ll tell you why

They’re funny ad goofy

My Fish

by Simin

My fish are really funny

My fish are really nice

My fish are really tippy

I have fed them twice.

My fish are kind of crazy.

I really don’t know why

I hope that they get better.

Or else I’ll start to cry.


By Katy

My fish are adorable in the tank

My fish are cute

And their names are sank and hank.

My Fish.

By Alex C.

I don’t know why

My fish don’t like their food

I think I should

Feed them a chocolate bar.

Then they’ll be in a good mood

My Fish

By Paul

One night there

Was a catfish

He was black and white

He saw

A great white shark

It was really a fright.

My fish

By Harry

My fish is wippy

His name is Harry

He has a brother, too.

His brother is smart,

His brother is black,

He is a good swimmer.

My Fish

By Jack

I have fish

That don’t like food

So they eat the plants.

I don’t know why

they will not try

Chocolate and black ants.

My Fish

By Liam

I don’t’ know why

My fish are sad

Do they like to wish?

I don’t know why

My fish are mad

Do they like to swish?

My Boring Fish

By Will

I have some boring fish

Let me tell you why

They can’t fetch or play

They just look at the sky

They can’t even run

They just swim around in circles

It’s very lame to see

Or is it they don’t like me?

My Guppies think they’re Puppies.

By Muhammed

I have some guppies.

They were acting like puppies

I was so mad and I

Really was got glad.

My face turned red -

It looked like bread.

My cat was mad too.

Evan though he got the flu.

My Fat Fish

By Carmen

I have a pet guppy

And I have a pet puppy.

I think that they are fat.

When I feed them they

Always chat.

And one even wears

A hat.

My Silly Little Fish

By Hazel

My fish can wish for a flute

And boy, they sure are cute.

When I feed them pig

They sure get big.

When they get fat

They sure do chat.

And their tales swing all day

On the first day of May they ask for clay

When they wear a wig they do a jig.

They have a friend guppy that has a puppy.

When they swim they go to the brim.

It is so funny when they see a Bunny

and I really know why they laugh.

My Fish

By Berit

My pet fish

Flip and flop

They always spin and twirl

A circus is the place for them,

Especially the girl.

My Fish

By Hamsa

My fish is fat

He has a rainbow tail.

He spins and flops

And twists. My fish

is nice; he has sharp teeth.

He swims and jumps and sits.

My Fish

By Rowan

I don’t know what’s the matter

My fish are getting fatter.

I think they’re getting madder

Because we make them badder.

My fish

By Liliana

My fish in the tank was very sad

Because she had no friends.

Her dad went to work.

Her mom came out and

told her, “play with your dog.”

My fish

By Myles

I love my fish

They are -----, but I still love them

My fish are floppy and so poppy.

I love to watch them grow.

Now, You Write a Fish Poem, Please.

OK, here's your opportunity to try writing a poem about fish. It can be silly or serious. It can rhyme or not rhyme. But, we'd like to see what you do.

Yes. I'm talking to you. The first graders in the classroom where I volunteer are really wondering what kinds of poems people can come up with about fish. I am wondering too.

Now, get busy. Don't let us down. We want to see your Fish Poem.


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    • agaglia profile image

      agaglia 4 years ago

      Nellieanna, What a fun poem. Thanks for playing our game.

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      Fishy fish,

      What do you think?

      Or, - do you think?

      What do you do?

      You seem devoid of purpose

      But to swim around,

      Blinking not, nor thinking.

      You breathe and breed in water,

      Silently wet and wispy.

      What interests you?

      Do fish have names?

      Do fish play games?

      Do fish have brains?

      Am I too critical?

      It’s nothing to you if I am or not.

      You’re simply not much fun.

      I may as well talk to myself.

      You stare but do not care,

      Languorous in your filtered sun.

      Yet here am I, quite bright,

      Studying you and wondering.

      You’ve captured my attention,

      Fishy fish.

      ______© Nellieanna H. Hay

      Dec. 31, 2013

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      agaglia 5 years ago

      Hey, Erica,

      Nice going! your fish poem is great! and I sense an underlying message that has nothing to do with fish. mmmmm. ; }

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      Erica 5 years ago


      I wish I could fly,

      Up in the sky.

      This room is too tight,

      I’m ready to take flight.

      Big fish, small pond.

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      agaglia 5 years ago


      Thank you for commenting on this hub. The first graders are all busy writing limericks this week. But, we had a great time thinking about rhyming and creating the fish poems.

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      O William 5 years ago

      This is a beautiful hub, and the topic is different indeed. Loved reading it very much

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      agaglia 5 years ago

      ihamann and aviannovice,

      thanks for checking out this latest hub. It is very different from others I have done, but the whole experience was really fun. The kids have so much enthusiasm. I loved helping them become "published authors"! Who knows what future authors are among them.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Very n ice material. It helps to have an aquarium in class to observe fish at their natural activity.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      My son will be in first grade next year, I can only hope that he has the experience to write poetry similar to this. Thank you for sharing. Jamie