Lessons in life part 8……Tamagotchi ghosts
The two babies that lived wanted a dog
So, I bought them electronic pets.
Made up some nonsense about
if they could look after that
they could look after a puppy
just to delay the day really,
but of course, we still bought a bitch.
They soon stopped feeding them
forgot to give them exercise
no water for days, always an excuse
always me who stepped in
to pick up the shit, literally.
The puppy died at sixteen, a grand old girl.
The boys left home and all their unwanted crap,
I found the dead Tamagotchi’s
at the bottom of an assorted Lego box,
they where buried with memories
I'd thought forgotten, I tried for hours
to revive her, but some things
are just programmed to die.
If I listen too hard, I can still hear the breathing
on nights when I can’t hold my breath any longer.