by Sarah Nemcik
I wanted a pet to care for
Who loves unconditionally forevermore
I started with two goldfish
But in two weeks they went swish
However I was not at all deterred
And went to look for something furred
Picked a hamster, a fur-ball
All's well until he climbed behind the wall
A parrot next, so bright and bold
By a drafty window he died of a cold
Now try a sleek, well-groomed cat
Died later from poison left out for a rat!
Oh, now I shall try man's best friend
One chew on some Christmas lights and that was the end.
Still I persisted on with my pet quest
And now I have found one that for me is the best
This pet is always there for me
It is the best of company
It is never sick or hurt
And will sit on my desk oh so pert.
It really is a perfect pet, and my friend
I'll have my pet rock until the end!