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Me & Little Sister Fishin'

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Me & Little Sister Fishin'

Pigtails, cowboy belts and new summer jeans.
A long ride to the lake. I can't wait to get fishin'!
I have to take Sis? Mooom . . . how mean!
Hurry up little sister, there's no time to lose.
Cut a new pole, dig a can of worms,
Run out on the dock and find your own place. 

Pleading, with nose twisted,
A worm gingerly pinched between two fingers,
I finally agree to bait my pathetic sister's hook. 

The day wears on and on, hot and quiet.
Shh, Sis, or you'll scare 'em away.
No, Sis, we can't go back, we haven't caught a fish yet.
Little sister just doesn't understand the fine art of fishing. 

I said a little longer.
"But I'm hungry."
Just a little bit longer.
"But I have to gooo . . ."                                                              
Sis, please, it won't be long . . . 

YES!  . . . I caught one. Now you see! 

Angry and tired and not impressed with my catch, she pulled in her worm,
And with a quick flick of the wrist, off the hook she did pluck it.
With hands on her hips, looking me square in the eye she declared,
Anyone, who would sit out here all day for that, is dumb enough to fish in a bucket!

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 5:25:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

    Meyer Avatar Judith Angell Meyer
    Date: 6/11/2012 8:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Funom. Glad you enjoyed it. It is a fun memory for me now that my sister has passed. She was always my little nemesis.
  1. Date: 4/7/2011 10:34:00 AM
    Stopping in to read some of your excellent poetry today Judith. Hope to stop back again soon and read some more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/20/2010 10:32:00 AM
    Thank you for your comment ... I think ... Try not to accentuate my "old country folk" side. :)

  1. Date: 6/20/2010 5:35:00 AM
    "Dumb enough to fish in a bucket." This is old country folk kinda talk. Love it! Love, daver

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 10:52:00 PM
    LOL Congratulations, Judith, for your placement in Nathan's sibling rivalry poetry contest. Very nice.

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 3:18:00 PM
    Awesome write here, Judith. I really enjoyed this one ... would have been first in my contest ... smile ... congratulations on your win in Nathan's contest!!

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 11:33:00 AM
    WHOOHOO! Congratulations on 3rd place tin Nathan's contest!! Love you! Tru

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 8:45:00 AM
    Too funny! Congrats on your win. Barbara

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 7:46:00 AM
    Congratulations. This is a clever take on the contest. Joyce

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 6:33:00 AM
    A poem to make me smile!!! Congratulations on your 3rd place win in Nathan's contest, !!!! Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 3:14:00 AM
    Congratulations for your win in Nathan's contest Judith . Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 2:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on 3rd place in my contest! Nate.

  1. Date: 7/31/2009 9:59:00 AM
    Judith, i am chuckling reading this, written beautifully>>James

  1. Date: 7/22/2009 6:28:00 PM
    I can just see Auntie doing this too, with her little hands on her hips! hehehe Great poem! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 7/22/2009 5:42:00 AM
    I have the biggest smile on my face right now. Such a beautiful write you have here Judith. Precious memories. Love, Carol