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Wishin' I Was Fishin'

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Wishin' I Was Fishin'

I sure am missin' fishin'
Sittin' by a stream
A cooler full of colas
Livin' out a dream

The gentle, lazing waters
Slowly driftin' by
I watch my bobber floatin'
And I can only sigh

I reel it in and cast again
Against the currents flow
Then settle back to watch it drift
With dangling bait below

I stare up at the clouds above
And hum a little tune
When time is right, I'll eat a bite
Probably 'round noon

Again I reel my line in
To check upon my bait
To see if I still had some
Or see if it was ate

When day is done at settin' sun
I pack my things away
I go to pick my rod up
When suddenly, "OH, HEY!"

The rod was bent like crescent moon
Engaging tug of war
The battle raged twixed fish and me
From water to the shore

When I became the victor
I grabbed him by the mouth
And held him high for me to see
Then something came about

How could I have done this?
I set a baited hook
For unsuspecting innocence
Whose life I nearly took

I held it up once more
And looked at it with pride
I didn't fish from hunger
So I won't be why he died

I did it for the sport
Like boxers in the ring
I kissed him and I let him go
Back into the stream

That being done I gave a smile
Knowin' I did right
I loaded all my gear up
And drove into the night


Rockman  :-)

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  1. Date: 10/16/2013 1:25:00 PM
    This is the kind of poetry that I am always glad to find. You put me right in the scene. Wonderful rhyming talent and descriptive verse:)

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 7:20:00 PM
    Now you see what you did with this write I have not been fishing for years now I want to go and buy a rod and reel. lol nice write.

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 4:55:00 PM
    a wonderful telling of your fishing experience - i so enjoyed reading it! ( i love "to see if it was ate")

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 5:32:00 AM
    You did right, Rockman. I like the rhyming scheme you have going here. Nice poem. :-)