The Tale of Ponyfish
To turn into the maroon fish
“He swims throughout the red-green ocean.
How I would love that fluid motion.”
But the envious fish thought pony was a star,
admiring her strides from afar.
“She runs on land so close to the rainbow sky.
I want to run, too. Oh why can’t I?”
Nosy Pegasus heard their cries and took pity on them
And found a way to make amends.
To pony he sent a special balloon
Able to lift her towards the moon.
And over the sea pony hovered
Looking down from the basket she discovered,
Maroon fish rising out of the sea.
Pegasus gave him air bubbles- three!
Up fish ascended into the air
Surprised to find pony floating there.
Pegasus said to the two,
“I know how I’m going to help you.
I’ll use my magic and you’ll switch places
This should bring smiles to your faces.”
But Pegasus wasn’t the best at magic
Pony and maroon fish hoped this wouldn’t be tragic.
There was thunder, lightning, and a flying shelf
Rain, wind and sand from the wilderness
Filled the sky, it was such a mess.
When the smoke cleared, Pegasus felt strong
Before seeing his magic had gone all wrong.
He did not switch the creatures
But merged them together with odd features.
Furry pony at the top and scaly fish at the bottom
With watery eyes and green hair that felt like cotton.
Pegasus laughed at the clash, doing nothing to heal the matter
Thinking of words to soothe and flatter.
“This is better than intended
It’s magnificent what has ended.
The best of both worlds--the Ponyfish
I succeeded in granting your wish.”
With nowhere to go Ponyfish dove into the water
And Pegasus left feeling smarter.
So pony swam everyday
But maroon fish didn’t get his way.
Ponyfish was heavy and stayed near the ocean floor
With only two hooves he could not run anymore.
And so it was Pegasus’ blunder
That sent a simple wish asunder.