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the Fisherman

I watch him through the window,
sitting there, in the rain.
He's trying to catch 'the big one'.
Sometimes I think he's insane.

No matter what the weather
he'll sit outside with his rod
trying to catch 'the big one',
praying to his 'fish-god'.

He's not in my way at all.
I can do my chores in peace,
at least until he finally gives up
and his attempt for the day will cease.

He is a true fisherman,
in the sun or in the rain,
not giving up on his dream
of catching 'the big one' again.

I'll put more wood on the fire.
He'll be cold when he decides he's done.
Oh wait ! ... he's coming in early
and with... Oh my ! ...  'the big one'.

inspired by Seren Roberts painting "the Fisherman"

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  1. Date: 12/16/2012 11:10:00 AM
    wow, Francine, I see how this one got the BIG ONE in the contest. A really good job, dear!

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 6:57:00 AM
    Congrats on your great win..Way to go girl..Sara

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 2:19:00 PM
    The Fisherman must be a patient man....but waiting can be worth it. Sweet story telling! Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 9:47:00 AM
    Congratulations Francine: As you well know by now... Perserverance for him was rewarding, but in your case patience is a blessing. YarnSpinner

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 8:04:00 AM
    Very nice!! Congrats on your win. I feel honored to share with you in first place! Jim

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:12:00 AM
    Awesome write, Francine! The last verse is perfect. Congrats!

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 1:48:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning spot Francine love I can see why she paced you top, love it xx

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on winnng my contest....Seren

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 2:09:00 PM
    YES,YES he finally got him lol,now he can help with some chores lol,great write Francine,give the chap a pat on the back lol

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 10:04:00 AM
    Nice write about how a fisherman finally got lucky and caught a big one.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 6:19:00 AM
    Hahaha...enjoyed the fun very much in this cute poem Francine.Very good entry in the contest.

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 11:45:00 PM
    I laughed when I read this poem. A Fantastic ending!!