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A Farm Yarn

When we were young boys on our farm.
A fish tale never meant any harm,
We oft were given a look,
When from such a tiny brook,
We claimed a fish as long as your arm.

But then our neighbor named Meg,
Beat the fib and put us down a peg,
By claiming from the same brook,
With not a worm on her hook,
She caught a fish as long as your leg!

Well that truth was quite hard to beat,
Then Summer beat a hasty retreat. 
Winter changed the fishing world,
Meg turned from tomboy to girl.
And now this fishing tale is complete!




For John Freeman's "Fishing Limericks"

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011




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Date: 5/17/2011 4:59:00 AM
I am stopping by your wonderful poetry today to read and thank you for your kind comments Robert. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/16/2011 8:03:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in the contest!
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Date: 5/14/2011 7:52:00 AM
Many congratulations Robert on your win in John's fine Fisherman Limerick contest....:)
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Date: 5/10/2011 10:48:00 PM
Great win mate Stories tall and fish will do in Aus we caught a kangaroo put him in the outhouse neat clean bowled old Barney off his feet but did i mention fishing :) Don
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Date: 5/9/2011 11:20:00 AM
I do remember this good one!! Congrats on your great win, Robert.
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Date: 5/9/2011 11:00:00 AM
THIS IS A WINNER! LOVE how u used the girl at the end to make the tale complete. Excellent limerick. Enjoyed reading your work today, Robert. Gwendolen
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Date: 5/9/2011 10:34:00 AM
Enjoyed this write on fishing...very creative. Congrats on your win Robert..gautami
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Date: 5/9/2011 8:11:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Robert in John's Fishing contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/8/2011 8:36:00 PM
Very good. Congrats
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Date: 5/8/2011 5:55:00 PM
Congratulations on the second place win in the contest of John, Robert
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Date: 5/8/2011 5:46:00 PM
Quite a turn around and a good mate found! Congrad's Light & Love
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Date: 5/8/2011 7:18:00 AM
LOL Many congrats to you on your big win, Robert : )
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Date: 5/7/2011 10:27:00 PM
What a tale bob. Many congrats for this win.
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Date: 5/7/2011 9:28:00 PM
Congratulations on your big win in the contest with this tale. Love, Joyce
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Date: 5/7/2011 8:51:00 PM
what an adventure, robert.. smiley cheesr for the big win! hugggs...
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Date: 5/7/2011 7:01:00 PM
Robert, Smile, I remember those days when we stretched it just a little. Congratulations on your top three win. Agape, Moses
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Date: 5/7/2011 3:04:00 PM
Congrats Robert on your big win in the fishing Limerick contest with this really creative write my friend.. so good to read your poetry ... always makes me smile .. hope all is well with u luv..
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Date: 5/7/2011 2:27:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Rob. I will email the fish photo if you share your email address. I don't have any prints of it. Hoping to catch some record-breakers at the end of the month if my health allows me to take that three-day fishing trip. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 5/5/2011 11:12:00 AM
a very good one, my wife grew up on a farm and my dad was a farmer, in later years. thank you for commenting on Angel in the Clouds.
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Date: 5/5/2011 4:16:00 AM
A fun tale, John! Love the ending.:) We have Spring fishing tournies here, but the fish are weighed. When my son was small he entered one. Caught a catfish, but put stones into its mouth to have it weigh more. Crafty kid...I only found out later. Nope, he didn't win. Best wishes to you and yours, Mikki
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Date: 5/4/2011 2:13:00 PM
And next you can write about how you try to catch the GIRL!! Cute one.
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Date: 5/4/2011 11:55:00 AM
Fabulous read I really enjoyed it. Makes me remember my fishing trips.Thanks Robert for your very kind and sweet comments.~Teresa~
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Date: 5/2/2011 5:01:00 AM
:) Robert, those fish tales can get out of hand (arm or leg). Best to take photos as proof! I'd send you one of my latest catch -- 38-inch king mackeral -- if I had your address. Love, Carolyn (Best wishes in John's contest with this witty and all too true poem.)
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Date: 5/1/2011 11:42:00 AM
hehe, Robert I somehow feel there is more to this tale lol ;) enjoyed this and good luck for JF's contest, love Wilma
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