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You Are Adored

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You Are Adored

Bait ready, line in the water,
it is in the waiting that taught her...
its all in the way you put out the tease,
chumming the water for fishing the seas...

as the schools begin to near
easy meals entice the absense of fear...
slowly and smoothly reel in the line,
you have their attention, they're ready to dine...

May I catch a moment of your time?
Having it makes me feel real and sublime...
give me your interests, and I'll give you a piece,
in this little game of catch and release....

the pain of hunger is taking its tole,
instinct draws you in close as I pull at the pole
you nibble the bait approaching the hook
but here little bites bring on a second look

Ah, the pole bounces and the fisherman smiles,
it all goes to show and its been a while...
then the pole bends and now its time to pull in
the awaited moment thats about to begin...

May I catch a moment of your time?
Having it makes me feel real and sublime...
give me your interests, and I'll give you a piece,
in this little game of catch and release....



Since you were lured
I pull you a board
and measure you....
measure your growth,
but just rest assured,
you are adored...

I kiss you on the lip
as you flounder and flip
in my grip...

I only mean to help, I only mean to give,
return you to water so that you may live....

See, I got to hold you and you got to eat,
I played you and we got to meet....

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 3:23:00 PM
    I especially like the last two liines..Sara

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 5:25:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your excellent poetry Richard. I enjoyed reading it and hope to read more of it soon. May you always find the inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol