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A Wonderful Day Afishin'

A Wonderful Day Afishin'


 A wonderful day fishing, frying fish in the pan
 logs sweetly burning, smokey smells of delight
 Lake nearly perfect , a pond in God's opened hand
 feast soon to start a beautiful camping night!

 That monster fish that easily broke your rod tip
 set a memory to be recalled decades from now
 As recollections in old age our minds eagerly dip
 mental pictures the where , when , why and how!

 This night shall hold us in a very deep embrace
 join me in a toast to a future so fine and sweet
 Singing of happiness , joy and your smiling face
 memories, good times, wine and fish to eat!

 A wonderful day fishing, so very hard to beat
 Nature's offering, magnificent trout to eat!

 June -09- 1978
 Robert J. Lindley

 I wrote this decades ago. My fishing partner was a fine
 lady that I almost married! Sadly she passed away back in 
 May of 2005... She had married and had a grown daughter 
 in college. I hadn't had contact with her in well over 
 22 years. Still it was a sad day for me upon 
 learning of her death...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 2/3/2015 2:01:00 AM
G'day Robert... A nice sonnet on a subject close to my heart apart from one thing. You can actually hook a trout. Thank you Robert - Lindsay
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Robert Lindley
Date: 2/3/2015 8:44:00 PM
I rarely ever go fishing now. One of those things that got put on the back burner for years now. Sometimes I go to my favorite river spot just to listen to the river and the life in and around it. Settle my mind so to speak... Thanks for reading and commenting my friend..
Date: 7/26/2014 2:01:00 AM
I used to go fishing with my uncles when I was a kid, and this brought back some really nice memories for me. Thank you for that!.... This is another great write, Robert! I enjoyed it very much!
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/26/2014 5:11:00 PM
Thank you Kelly! Memories are jewels stored away for instant recall. To remind us of life, its beauty and past glories. Happy to have given you cause to recall some of your great ones!
Date: 7/24/2014 7:34:00 PM
Oh dear Robert, thank goodness you have settled down, you seem to have bad luck with women, very good write my friend, take care my friend love to family...............vera..........
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/24/2014 8:05:00 PM
My dear friend, I thank God that mercy was shone me and I even lived to get to ever see the light. To get to enjoy true love and a loving family of my own! Always look forward to reading your comments my friend!
Date: 7/24/2014 6:30:00 AM
This sounds like a wonderful day. Your images are so vibrant I can almost smell the fish and the fire.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/24/2014 1:43:00 PM
Thank you, it was a wonderful time in my life. Sadly , we parted company due to my youthful folly. I in a weak moment betrayed her trust. A great mistake and even greater loss for me. That lady was a fine gem just waiting for a ring. I a rash young man full of piss and vinegar that cheated on her. Live and learn..
Date: 7/23/2014 9:35:00 AM
As if your write was not sweet enough, your story touched me deeply. Well done my friend. Please know... I'm so sorry for your loss and the grief you feel. I hope your day holds such sweetness a inspiration to write another brilliant piece. Hugs :-)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/24/2014 1:45:00 PM
Thank you Sarai, life holds past pains, joys, glories and mistakes.. We can look back and try to remember both the good and the bad.
Date: 7/23/2014 8:03:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your memory and the inspiration for the work that you penned..It is good that you carried love and respect in your heart for her after 22 years that speaks much of her as a person..Thanks for the visits to my page..You reviews were uplifting..I am glad that my poetry touched your being..Sara
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/24/2014 1:46:00 PM
Thank you Sara my friend. Your poetry charms and evokes great memories for me and I suspect a great may other readers as well. Always appreciate your comments.
Date: 7/23/2014 7:50:00 AM
Wonderful write Robert ! Thnx for sharing this emotional one !
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/24/2014 1:47:00 PM
Thank you my friend! Your comments are always welcomed by me sweet poetess.
Date: 7/22/2014 11:54:00 PM
Hello Robert, I thought to read this one. Strange that it contains an echo of the write of mine you made comment on, thank you for stopping by Joe..'
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Robert Lindley
Date: 7/24/2014 1:51:00 PM
Sorry to read you had a great loss as well. Life teaches us to survive and ever move forward. Thanks for commenting!