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Fishing Days

It’s 5 am, we sneak out of the house
My brother and I, as quiet as a mouse
To his red bike, where I sit on the cross bar
Trusting my brother, we won’t go too far.

Put the worm on the hook, wrap it round well
Or it will wiggle off, and the fish it will tell
Watch the float as it bobs, and pull it in gent-ly
That how my brother taught fishing to me.

Always sneaking out, fishing in the dark
Racing on his red bike, we thought it a lark.
He made me dig up the worms, for the fishing bait
But I wouldn’t squeal, no, that was never my fate

Holding both fishing rods, I hung on real tight
He promised he would teach me to use it just right. 
In the river we found we loved to fish best
Often paddling in water right up to our chest.

My brother, he stopped taking me fishing with him
I always caught the fish; he said it was a sin.
Then came the day girls were more interesting than fish
Our fishing days were over, it was never my wish.

So anyone with a rod that they will let me use
I’ll sit on your crossbar, or saddle if you choose
Teach me to fish and to cast it with skill
And I’ll get your worms up, I promise I will.

© ~GG~ 14/11/2012
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  1. Date: 12/16/2012 11:20:00 AM
    yours was so adorable. Congrats on your well deserved win.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/16/2012 11:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Andy, my brother was quite adorable too lol xx
  1. Date: 12/15/2012 7:49:00 AM
    Mandy, Congrats, this one is superb!! Jag

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 6:59:00 AM
    Congrats on your great win..Way to go...Sara

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 2:27:00 PM
    What a cute story this is, Mandy!! Congratulations!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/15/2012 3:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carrie love and all true xx
  1. Date: 12/14/2012 10:10:00 AM
    You are a fisherwoman at heart Mandy... congratulations on your win. YarnSpinner

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/15/2012 3:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No yarn Robert my friend all true xx
  1. Date: 12/14/2012 5:33:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Mandy

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 12/14/2012 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph xx
  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your 2nd place in my contest...Seren

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 8:19:00 PM
    MandyStopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 12:44:00 PM
    Enjoyable verse! I would like to go fishing again myself. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 11:58:00 PM
    cute cute cute, Mandy!!! Yep, I took some health store pills today but what I really need are those pain killer meds they won't prescribe to people unless you just got out of surgery. ahahaha. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 5:42:00 PM
    Very interestingly stated!! Enjoyed reading!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/15/2012 12:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Jim xx
  1. Date: 11/14/2012 2:56:00 PM
    wow, again a story in a poem, which just draws one in and lives every word.. just love this, good luck in contest... P.S have you wrote something similar to this before, i wonder?

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 11/14/2012 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    no not that I recall xx
  1. Date: 11/14/2012 1:09:00 PM
    Lol, too cute, Mandy.