macro of pregnant female Guppy (Poecilia reticulata), bit harsh reflections on the belly

All I want for Mother’s Day is a pregnant guppy

No kitty, no hippo, no cockatoo, nor puppy

No perfect yellow rose, nor reconstructed nose,

No silver spoon from which to sup,

No gold-etched china saucer and cup,

No trinkets nor blankets, not even books

No cell phone, new chair, nor shelves with coat hooks,

No flowers in a stunning vase

Nothing made of satin, denim, nor lace

No lotions, no  oils – nothing used in tubs.

No pictures nor pitchers, not even back rubs.

All I want is a pregnant guppy  —

        I pray she’ll not be mean and vicious

        Who finds her children quite delicious!



About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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  1. atimetoshare.me says:

    You make me smile 😀

  2. pranabaxom says:

    Coming from a prolifer, it is delicious indeed😊

  3. pranabaxom says:

    Reblogged this on Fleeting Muse and commented:
    A poem that will bring a smile on your face any day.

  4. Oh Oneta, this poem and the picture is lovely! It actually brought a smile to my face. Although, I gasped at the “not even books” and “back rubs” part! 😃😃

    • oneta hayes says:

      I figured I better stress the “even” part for those of you who love books – me too. That shows how dead serious I am about the pregnant guppy! Fortunately my husband is generous with the back rubs any time I ask so that was not such a big sacrifice. Thanks for your response. 😀

  5. Guppies are amazing little fish. Hard to find those with robust genes. Many of those “beautiful” guppies have poor genes and immune system due to genetic problems.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Aww. I guess mine are okay. I think I now have eleven in the aquarium. They are of various sizes. Many do not survive the cannibalism after birth. I tried for a while to separate the small fry, but it was too hard so I let nature take its course. I do have hiding places. Does that sound cruel?

      • I think it is part of nature. Same with feeding live food to fish. I hope to have a guppy tank one day too.

        • oneta hayes says:

          Agreed. I’m glad I don’t see them do it however. Thanks for your interaction here on my blog. I did go over to your blog. It looks specialized and intellectual. 😀 As you can see my blog contains a little of many things. Hope you will enjoy more or them.

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