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New year's resolutions - angler's ambitions

A happy new year needs a new resolution To sort out my lifestyle - to find a solution I'll stop fishing each day - from dawn until dusk I should be proactive - not follow blind luck I'll train a new workforce to catch more and more fish A new angle on angling towards my new wish I'll start a fish stall at the town's fishing market And set my own quota to meet my fish target I'll swap my old rod for an old fishing boat For more and more fishing to keep us afloat Then take a fair loan from a fair weather friend A fleet of fish trawlers - expand and extend I'll promote my fish brand with fish fingers and toes Fish knees and fish eyebrows, fish legs and elbows And market a franchise to build a store chain Of shops inside shop malls to make a large gain And when I am richer I'll hold a big auction To sell my big business to make a big fortune I'll buy a big mansion next to a big lake And go back to fishing - my passion - my ache Entry to "new year's resolution" contest - written "subconsciously" as required (honest!) Written 1st January 2017 - not coincidentally!

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Date: 1/10/2017 8:45:00 AM
I really enjoyed your poem! All of the fish parts mentioned were hilarious! Great writing and congrats on your win in my contest, Mark!
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Date: 1/10/2017 2:33:00 PM
Thanks Kim! Bit of a challenge thinking of an idea, but enjoyed writing it! :-)
Date: 1/1/2017 6:12:00 PM
i'm game.. get that mansion and let's toast, mark!.. fine read; huggs
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Date: 1/2/2017 11:48:00 AM
Thanks nette - will invite the whole of the poetry soup community if I get the mansion ! :-)
Date: 1/1/2017 6:07:00 PM
You caught the big fish lol...good luck ... happy fishing Mark...god bless & Happy New Year...^WW^
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Date: 1/2/2017 11:47:00 AM
Thanks WW! :-)
Date: 1/1/2017 5:29:00 PM
oh Mark, you did so well with this challenge. I just could not think of a thing for this one. Great creativity! Seven
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Date: 1/2/2017 11:46:00 AM
Thanks Andrea - took a few days myself to come up with an idea. :-)