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Just Fishing

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Just Fishing

The day was shades of grey
like sketches in charcoal,
almost one dimensional,
as I gazed from my perch
at water’s edge
looking beyond my line
which was taut and moving.
Startled, I flicked my rod back
but the line went limp
and I left it there,
not thinking—or caring that—
the bait might be gone.
I wasn’t really here to fish anyway.
It was only an excuse
to be alone and--
some might think it strange
to be just sitting here
in the rain…


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  1. Date: 2/4/2014 6:40:00 AM
    Wonderful poem, your favorite one. Congrats on the win, Craig

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 8:50:00 PM
    Hello, Craig!! Still in Tampa? What do we have here? A great free verse written by one of our most talented sonneters!! You're good, my friend! Congratulations on your win and be back (and full time) soon!

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 7:15:00 PM
    You sure are a man of mystery! [ home yet?] Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 6:40:00 PM
    I liked this a lot; the calm, contemplative tone of it...the opening lines are very strong, you are superb at creating atmosphere with succinct wording - congrats on your win in my contest :)

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

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 10:19:00 AM
    Craig your poem reminds me of another scenario. Sitting on the bank, line in the water, but caring less about catching anything, is much like sitting in a rowboat still tied to its mooring, and just feeling the gentle, peaceful rocking of the waves. It does wonders for the mind. Congratulations... YarnSpinner

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:47:00 AM
    Congratulations friend Craig on your super awesome win. Cheers!!! (^_^)

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 7:10:00 AM
    Congratulations, Craig! What a wonderful free verse poem. Your descriptions make me long for a lake to sit by!

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 1:52:00 AM
    Hi Craig happy to share a spot with you and congratulation. I wondered where you were going when you started with the shades of grey xx

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 10:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your 2nd place in my contest....Seren

  1. Date: 11/18/2012 4:10:00 PM
    fantastic interpretation of photo and contest craif .. extraordinary visuals luv .. oh I am so pleased u liked my entry for Hope and so honored u chose it for forst place .. to be among so many accredited poets is truly wonderful .. sending u winning wishes for fishing contest too..

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 12:51:00 PM
    :) I like this! I know my dad would have liked this, too. I would like to take my girl fishing when she's bigger. My hubby is NOT a fisherman. Me? It's been years, but I LOVED it, the peace, being with one's thoughts. You captured that perfectly in your poem. Best wishes in the contest. Hugs, Cyndi