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Hillbilly Handfishin'

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Hillbilly Handfishin'

This old way of fishin's become a new hit
Though sometimes I really don't get it
And on a scale from one to eight
How high could it possibly rate

When you use your own appendages for bait
Swimming around in muddy water while ya wait
Now that's called fishin'
With nothin' but ambition

I've been fishin' more than a time or two
Ended up with river mud on my shoe
But always from the comfort of my waffled butt
Sittin' on the milk crate from the back of my truck

Now I've caught shad and used chicken guts
Always said (come on fish) just for luck
But I've never offered them my finger bone
If that's what it takes I'll leave em' alone

I like to watch them stretch my line
And wonder if I'll get to my pole in time
But I'll tip my hat to those who dare
Both the water and maybe their blood to share

Fishermen everywhere know it's true
No matter the method the thrill captures you
Just be careful who catches who

©Donna Jones



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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 4:07:00 PM
    Good ole boys with no restrain. You'd think they shared just half a brain. But who can say what's really sane. I grew up fishing with a cane.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/7/2013 4:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah me too and grasshoppers! Thanks for stopping by
  1. Date: 2/4/2013 2:07:00 PM
    We used to noodle a lot when I was a kid. We call it noodling here in Arkansas, anyway. It's a great rush, but, yes, very dangerous. The problem here was running into a loggerhead turtle occasionally...which can take your arm off. I don't miss noodling. Cool poem!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/4/2013 4:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! Glad you liked it. Ever heard of the turtle man who noodles snapping turtles? Can find short films of him on the web...crazy
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 11:04:00 AM
    This is such a true ole Hillbilly method of fishing, not one I'd like to try though! You have written a terrific write, one of pure delight my friend! I really enjoyed reading this masterful poem this afternoon! What a lovely piece, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/2/2013 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Once again thanks for the kind words and it is certainly a sight to behold! I'll stick to my fishing pole. Blessings.
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 8:46:00 AM
    I didn't know you ever noodled, Donna! Now that's a sport for folks with cojones! I think the comment about fishing being boring didn't quite get it. BTW, check out my new one as it's in your neighborhood, I think. I also re-worked the other one you liked. Love it! Cheers, Roy

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/2/2013 9:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Roy, I will check those out and yeah I do a lot of tomboy things and then go back to girly things. Comes with having three brothers. Glad you liked it
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 7:00:00 AM
    your started my day with a smile,thank you for this funny but true poem,wonderful write Donna

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/2/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you liked it. Keep smiling and have a great weekend.
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:35:00 AM
    Hi Donna went fishing once and that was it for me to boring, have watched this programme and thought not very clever, loved your poem though, all the best Owen

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/2/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Its not boring when you have a big fish trying to pull you in the water it is fun.... for me anyway. Glad you liked my silly poem
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 10:48:00 PM
    !!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/2/2013 6:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Exactly. Thanks