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broremann the angler

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broremann the angler

Broremann the Angler

On the pier where fishing vessels were tied up my brother 
sat fishing all the while seagulls kept swooping and shrieking, 
he blissfully ignored them. He had no hook at the end of his 
line and when asked why he said, I don´t like to hurt the fish. 
 But crafty little Broremann was not as innocent as you may 
think, he didn´t like fish, all those horrible tiny bones, 
his mother had sent him down to the pier to try catch some 
fish for lunch. He liked sausages with mashed potatoes and 
stewed peas, now he could go home tell his mother fish didn´t
bite today, but made sure to put the hook on the line so his 
mother could see he was really trying. An old fisherman gave
him two sardines wrapped in a newspaper, but wouldn´t you 
know it the pair of sardines somehow slipped out of the paper
and made their way back to the sea. 

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  1. Date: 9/11/2012 8:12:00 AM
    I like this boy. My friend returned from Norway where she has relatives and came back with lovely pictures. She said it was cold but the fjords and the old colorful towns were beautiful as well as the relatives. Somehow I thought it would be all gray. Chilly she said.

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    Date: 9/11/2012 8:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you kathy I wonder what happened to him