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out after dark

They warned me what might be in store.
But I heard all those stories before,
how they do not come back,
disappear in the black,
and I find them a colossal bore.

So I wade out at dusk with my vest,
bamboo rod and a hat with a crest.
Oh, so sure, that this time,
I will hook on my line
the one catch that will prove who is best!

When they found me, the next afternoon,
my remains made the search party swoon.
So, take heed and beware!
Do not venture or dare
to trespass his domain- BLACK LAGOON.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2011 10:43:00 AM

    Had to revisit this one. Still have images of the creature from the black lagoon. He surfaces at night, not at all to my delight. Hope you are doing well, Gerard. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 3:37:00 AM

    It's a good thing I read this one in the afternoon Gerard, I don't do creepy :) hehe btw I remember Raggity Anne and Andy lol, so no need to worry :)

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 6:06:00 PM

    hummm! very creative,, gives out meaning whats in the corner... a nice congrats as well. And thanks for the comment,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 7:51:00 AM

    Many congratulations Gerard on your win in John's fine Fisherman Limerick contest....:)

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 11:20:00 AM

    gerard, I sure remember this one. A cautionary tale on fishing in the dark! Congrats. I don't see you here nearly enough!

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 10:58:00 AM

    This entry is for a SCARY fishing LIMERICK CONTEST...lol. NIce story integrated into a limerick. Congrats on the win. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 10:30:00 AM

    Very interesting write on fishing. Congrats Gerard on your win, gautami

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 8:11:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Gerard in John's Fishing contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 8:35:00 PM

    Good job. Congrats

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 5:52:00 PM

    Congratulations on the second place win in the contest of John, Gerard

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 5:44:00 PM

    LOL ut oh! BIG ugly monster in there! Congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 7:02:00 AM

    Awesome poem Gerard. Well written and good story line. A winner in more ways than one. Congrats to you on this well deserved win

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 10:25:00 PM

    Oooh spooky and chilling. Many congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 9:21:00 PM

    Congratulations on your big win.

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 8:49:00 PM

    cool wordplay, george... cheeers for the top win! huggs..

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 6:58:00 PM

    Gerard. BLACK LAGOON, a cool idea, my friend. Congratulations on your worthy poem place in the top three. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 3:03:00 PM

    Congrats Gerard on your big win in the fishing Limerick contest luv with this really creative write .. enjoy a sweet victory once again with luv ..hope u are doing well my friend... our Flyers lost in Hockey and the Phillies have ace pitchers on injured list.. but we are hoping for progress in NFL. .. happy weekend luv..

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 2:25:00 PM

    Gee, I've missed reading your poetry, Gerard. This is absolutely fabulous! I remember the "Creature from the Black Lagoon" well and hope it never takes my bait. I have not been well, my friend. Prayers would be appreciated. Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 7:11:00 PM

    Gerard, nice to read you today... with open smiles... sure hope you can see the catch of the day... great limericks.. good luck,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/4/2011 7:40:00 AM

    Spooooky dear poet ;) You had me in the story Gerard...very good sir ! Have a blessed week....much love, james

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 11:07:00 PM

    like you are speaking from the dead, a ghostly fish tale! Hello, Gerard, it was nice happening on one of your poems here tonight!