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(This was inspired by Kavonne's clever image remix "Impossible Love." Resourced at the bottom.)


I ask of you now
Have you heard the tale
Of the two star-crossed lovers
Who were destined to fail?


One from the desert
The other the sea
‘Twas an unlikely pairing
Not meant to be.


Bob was a cactus
An unfortunate bloke
He lived all alone
No one dared to get close.


And Gill was a blowfish
A spiney-some lass
When she got nervous
She puffed up with gas.


Neither could find
A suitable mate
It seemed nature’d dealt them
A very cruel fate.


But if that’s what you’re thinking
Then you’re quite in err
For this story’s not over
It doesn’t end there.


One day while out swimming
Gill was suddenly snagged
By a man with a net
Who put her in a bag.


She traveled the world
Until she was sold
To a pet store in Vegas
Or so she was told.


All Gill could see now
Was a row full of tanks
Of other sad fish
Joining the ranks.


Meanwhile in Texas
Bob stood with some friends
They grew happy and wild
Where the dusty road ends.


And in similar fashion
To Gill’s sorry plight
Someone took him away
Stole him in the night.


They planted poor Bob
In a clay little pot
Put him on a shelf
In a tacky gift shop.


And that’s where he stood
Feeling oh so alone
Until a little girl begged
To give him a home.


Her mother relented
And gave her her wish
Because after all
She’d bought Billy that fish.


So off to the suburbs
Bob found his way
He had no idea
It was his lucky day.


For his new little friend
Put him on a sill
In view of a beautiful
Blowfish named Gill.


And what can I say?
It was love at first sight
Gill blew up with air
It gave Bob a fright.


But he knew from then on
He wouldn’t be lonely
She’d be his companion
His true one and only.


And that’s how days passed
Spending time together
Gill blew him heart bubbles
Bob built her a tether.


So one day they’d
Be able to go
Walking around
Or maybe a show.


The cactus and blowfish
A prickly old pair
One planted in ground
One floating in air.


If you see them around
Give 'em a smile
The best darn love story
You’ve heard in a while.


 


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Just a note for anyone who might want to do a voiceover (please!), Gill is pronounced like Jill.

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  • Hat
    Thank you! It's one of the records on here I'm most proud of. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
  • Sidwhitesands
    this is wonderfully hilarious!
    :D<3
  • Kavonne-1637894
    This is absolutely fantastic. You almost made me start crying! I love this on so many levels! <3
    by Kavonne
  • Hat
    Thank you Kavonne! I'm glad you like it. Your brilliant remix is what set it in motion. Those two needed a story. :)

    And also thank you jester and Caipi for the hearts!
  • Pc275864
    Wow, wow, WOW! This poem is so well thought out from beginning to end. It's jammed pack with imagery & excitement. In fact, as I was reading this, I felt anxious to see how their love story would pan out. Beautifully written Chariot :D I enjoyed this immensely!
  • Hat
    Thank you so much for your kind words deltisou! I'm so glad you enjoyed their little story. :)

    And thanks for the heart sinnamin!
  • Image
    now THIS is a perfect example of the magic that happens at hitRECord! it's the greatest bit of wonder i've seen on here in a long time. the way Kavonne REmixed the REsources and then you brought these characters to life in such a beautiful and touching and cute way. i'm blown away. :) AWESOME!
  • Hat
    Ray, thank you so much. Your comment just made my day. :) I've been at a place where I felt like getting back into the site was going to be a struggle, but then all I had to do was just dive in and let myself get inspired, and this just poured out. So that in itself has been a relief, and then to have people enjoy it, just makes it even better.


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