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Pin Fishing

I remember fondly the summer when I was nine
Catching minnows in the creek was my favorite pastime
Except I called then pin fish, I had quirky names for things
As well as bizarre behaviour, year before, obsessed with swings

Decked out in my rubber boots with a bucket in each hand
My desire to capture them day after day, I did not understand
For hours upon hours I catch as many I could, then set them free
To the top of the hill I trudge to a natural spring nestled under a tree

After taking a drink from the purest water I ever sprung from this earth
I overturn the bucket, maybe in my young mind, I was giving them rebirth
For these little minnows, it must have been a harrowing event
Or an adventure of a lifetime, for to harm was never my intent

Then off to home I go to have a bowl of long strokes aka chicken noodle soup
Giving my pin fish time to travel down hill and once again regroup
The next day I would wake up eager and a pin fishing I would go
I bet those minnows were happy when them I finally did outgrow

Copyright © Cecilia Macfarlane

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  1. Date: 2/25/2014 8:56:00 AM
    Good morning, this has put a smile on my face once again.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Ahh... You brought me back some memories. So nice to see you again, thanks for stopping by. Congrats on your win! :o)

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:53:00 AM
    I so enjoyed reading this beauty again because it captures the beauty that is you.

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 10:09:00 PM
    I got such a chuckle from this poem. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 7:31:00 AM
    Oh Cecilia had to read this one as I have fished since in the womb! Made great sense to me...I usedto sit for hours as a child and play with the minnows in the bucket while we fished with minnows.....loved this poem....:-)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 5:20:00 PM
    This was a very sweet poem, Cecilia! I used to go fishing with my uncles all the time when I was a kid! This brought back good memories of childhood. Terrific work! Congratulations on your win, as well!...Thank you very much for the nice comments!

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:05:00 PM
    how cute the way you went after those little minnows. this is a darling poem. Congrats for your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 3:49:00 AM
    unforgettable poem and now in my favourite! Congrats. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 12:44:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Cecillia

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:58:00 PM
    I enjoyed this very much. it looks like you had a great time as a little girl. thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:11:00 PM
    a wonderful winning poem... , Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 7:25:00 PM
    what a cute daughter used to love to catch minnows, though she often played with them in her hands and didn't understand why they wouldn't swim away. enjoyed the read...congrats on your win :).

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:14:00 PM
    Hello Beautiful Cecillia, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my Any Poem Goes contest. Exactly what I was looking for, SIMPLE-PLEASING & BEAUTIFUL- teasing the reader with such awesome imagery. If you'd like:-) stop by my latest poem ""In The Stars"" OR my latest blog! " Animal Cruelty " at -----> **LINDA

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 11:09:00 PM
    Hehe Cecilia, I pictured it all through this writeof yours. Betcha they were looking forward to your visit every day ;) enjoyed reading it this morning. Hugs Wilma

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 11:50:00 PM
    What a memory Cecillia..' thank you for the warm comment..!

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 3:03:00 PM
    What a touching & very enjoyable story! This just sounds like so much fun! Chicken Noodle Soup...mmmm!

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 4:02:00 PM
    warm remebrances of the past glitter on this page... makes me recall my own childhood, ces... lovely gem of a write!..;) huggs

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Definitely depicts some very fond memories of your childhood, makes me remember fishing with my daddy all the time when I was younger- love this poem! :)

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 3:16:00 PM
    - Sounds like a nice childhood .... such memories become treasures. - Nice to read this Cecilia ! :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/19/2013 11:08:00 AM
    Cute one..I also liked to fish in the small stream close to my childhood home..It was fun but not many fish I caught..Enjoyed reading this one..Sara