life was better outside the ocean.
“Are you mad?” The others said.
“If we leave we’ll soon be dead.”
“Don’t be silly,” the fish declared.
“That’s just a tale to make us scared.
“They’ve got us trapped down here you see,
“it’s cold and gloomy as can be.”
Dissatisfaction slowly grew
among the other fish he knew.
One day all across the sea
rose a cry of “let us leave!”
The fish all gathered in a band
and made their way onto the land.
All around was dry and bare.
They started gasping hard for air.
“What shall we do?” The fishes cried
“I think we’re all about to die.”
Then their leader shrugged and said:
“I hadn’t planned this far ahead.”
One fish wheezed: “Quick let’s go home,”
before collapsing with a groan.
There on the shore the fish all died
musing on their foolish lives.
If you choose to leave the place you know
Make careful plans before you go.