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Careful What You Catch

Me and the boys went fishing,
Little dog in tow.
"Charlie Brown" went everywhere
The five of us would go.

We were having lots of fun
Until we hooked our pal.
He swallowed a wad of stink bait
Treble hook and all.

Mama cut the nylon line,
We saw it slip away.
The vet said, "Keep a watching,
It might pass some day."

We followed him for three full days.
He ate a lot of grass.
And then, what do you think we found
Passing from his ass?

Charlie was our buddy.
Our closest, dearest friend.
That treble hook looked just like gold
Passing from his end.

Copyright © Ray Dillard

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  1. Date: 4/30/2014 5:15:00 PM
    haha, you made this about a dog "in the end" heehee. VERY fun poem. congrats, my friend.

  1. Date: 4/30/2014 5:42:00 AM
    Very brilliant and enjoyable write on fishing. Congrats on the win, Ray

  1. Date: 4/29/2014 5:02:00 PM
    Hey Ray, . Congratulations, in Caleb's "Gone Fishin'" contest.. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 1:17:00 PM
    Ray, congrats on your win with this humorous write! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 8:09:00 PM
    Congrats, Ray. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 10:40:00 PM
    Wonderful write and win. Many Congrats.

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Ray. thank you for the nice and simple smile :-) "CONGRATULATIONS!" and goodnight xox...PD

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 4:06:00 PM
    oh, my, this is so funny! You know what? If I recall correctly, this one was never even judged?? Am I right? My sister is in Houston and she told me how weird it was in Texas a week or so ago. She hates it there. WE both grew up in humid Iowa, but she says Iowa is still better than texas! (Utah, however, is better weather than both of them!)

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 3:43:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this great write..Reads like a sure winner to me..Enjoyed your work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 7:55:00 PM
    Ray this is great ..luv.. a rousing tale .. good luck int he contest... reads like a winner.. my wedding photos are now posted on my blog if u care to view ... only 10 allowed now with the new ... hope u enjoy..

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 10:10:00 PM
    Oh my gosh, Ray! That "stink bait" we use to lure catfish has a horrific smell. Good Grief, Charlie Brown! When it "passed," did it carry gas? Funny entry. Best wishes in the contest. (It's great to see flawless use of spelling, punctuation and grammar!) You're one to watch here, Ray. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 9:04:00 PM
    lol, too funny, but not for Charlie of course, good luck in the contest