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Catch a Big'un

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Catch a Big'un

If yer one and only wish is to catch one really big fish,
Then ya need ta stop bait'n fer minners.
If you'd read my first book you'd use a big hook,
An'a bait big n'uf fer yer dinners.
It might take ye' awhile, but if fishin's yer style,
Ya might catch 'im with one week 'o fishin'.
It's well worth the wait when a hawg takes yer bait,
An' th' catch is as big as yer wishin'!

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  1. Date: 4/22/2013 9:05:00 PM
    LOL!!! Ray, this is so true in dialect and purpose!! Well done friend. Well done. Deb Thanks for your visit and kind encouragement.

  1. Date: 2/28/2013 4:27:00 PM
    What a delight to read this one, Ray. This was one challenge I didn't even attempt!

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 1:35:00 PM
    I loved your poem. Congrats on your well deserved win. Connie

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 9:12:00 PM
    I like yer style here, Ray. Nice and catchy, and a fun read too. Well penned.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:04:00 PM
    dang, why not a full fledged placement for THIS 'un!!! Loved it. and congrats.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 2:01:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:36:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Well deserved. Connie

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:46:00 AM
    Hi congratulations Ray, and well deserving of a winning spot...I am hoping for more time next week for more reading and commenting xx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:49:00 PM
    I like this a lot Ray. Congratulations on your being among the winners. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:31:00 PM
    hello, Ray, love your wining poem..pd

    Dillard Avatar Ray Dillard
    Date: 2/21/2013 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Roy, it was a bit short. You might want to check out my parody of Moby Dick entitled 'The Moby Dick Reunion'. It's much lighter hearted than Melville's book!
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:36:00 PM
    Congratulations Ray! Great rhyme and meter. I love the regional dialect and the subject. Wish it had been longer!

    Dillard Avatar Ray Dillard
    Date: 2/21/2013 8:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the recognition, Roy. I appreciate you for sponsoring the contest. I'm sure it's a lot of trouble. RAY
  1. Date: 2/12/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Thanks for reading my writes, I have enjoyed yours this evening. Light & love

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:41:00 PM
    !!!

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 11:59:00 PM
    so adorable. hahaha. LOVE it. Do ya talk like that, my friend?

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Wellllllll being a fisherm....woman allllll my life I have caught more fish than I can count and big ones too....many on minners'. And shad....but this is very. Very. Cute!!!!!!

    Dillard Avatar Ray Dillard
    Date: 2/7/2013 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Too bad I can't show you the pictures of all the big fish we've caught in a lifetime. Forty to sixty pounders were common when I was a child. I wrote about it in my book, " As I Recall". A few souper's have read it and made favorable comments. Give it a try!