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Ode To A Generous Friend

Ode to a Generous Friend I’ve a long time friend That loves to go fishin’ Where you throw out some bait While doin' 'strong wishin' That something down under Will be there just waiting That you’ve made the right guess When pickin’ you baiting. Well he seems to have good luck When he goes to those “great lakes”. Up North to boundary waters Near a week, it often takes. They fish from sun up Till way late in the day. More hours than they’d work :o) But for them this is “play”. There are strict government limits On the number you can keep. Sometimes it’s a real struggle To pull them up from the deep. But as is often the case, He caught there his limit From his good fortune We so often share in it. My wife’s a real fish lover Just beams when she hears He’s brought her fresh fish As he’s done many years. They come to our kitchen All cleaned and filleted No easier fish dinner Ever could be made. This time it was great Walleye Plus some Northeren pike cuts. He supplied a good variety We won’t experience a flavor rut. They went up in the freezer But will be eaten real soon. Frying fish is a science To get the smell from the room. :o) A few days ago, I spotted Thawing fish on the bar Of course as a signal Fried fish can’t be far. I knew for my dinner A big treat lay ahead When I took my first bite I sounded out of my head. It was breaded, with a crust Never tasted any better I knew there and there, Best write him a letter. Of course my wife loved it She’d eat fish a bit more. When a friend brings it “fresh” You know good eating’s in store. Today we're at a garage sale Our daughters are having. I’m a sucker for a bargain Try to do some deal grabbing There was a little fish creel Reminded me of my friend. I brought it home proudly And to him I will now send. Once again I cheat a card shop Out of 4 or 5 buck$ I’ll send him this rhyme As it’s one of oldbucks I’ve often heard said: But not sure who raised the chatter “It’s not the gifts cost” “But the thought that should matter”. So: Here now sent to my friend Is a bit of good humor. Maybe sometime at a party A good “white elephant” mover. :o) Written by oldbuck, July 28, 2017, as a greeting to accompany a silly gift, purchased as a way to thank a friend for a thoughtful gesture. One of those little gifts that may have been a greater blessing to give than receive. :o)

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Date: 7/11/2018 2:04:00 PM
This is cute and fun thanks for visiting my page I have very unique styles of writing with a funny sense of humor too we all have different taste that's what brings us together
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Date: 7/11/2018 2:29:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting on my "stuff". I'm sure you will find the folks on the soup very supportive of any "style". oldbuck
Date: 10/2/2017 2:00:00 PM
catch a bigsupersizefry for me ol buck. i appreciated/loved your comments on my poems . feel free to comment again on more. be well . daniel schack
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Date: 10/2/2017 2:04:00 PM
Daniel: Most of us don't make much if any money at this, so comments from readers are a big reward. Thank you for reading and commenting on my silly stuff. I'll try to get back to yours but there are soooo many writers to chose from it's hard to pick. oldbuck
Date: 8/18/2017 11:26:00 PM
Who could turn down a gift that encluded a poem from "Old Buck"? Very fun indeed. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 8/19/2017 10:31:00 AM
Dean: You don't understand. Among my small group of friends, the only way I get them to accept one of my rhymes is either to mention them in it or offer a gift along with it. :o) In this case I did both. I've not heard back from him yet. :o( Thanks for your comment. oldbuck
Date: 7/28/2017 3:29:00 PM
what a wonderful fisherman's tale and this poem has to be the best gift of them all Old Buck:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/19/2017 10:28:00 AM
Jan: Sometimes it's the thought that counts. And I gave this rhyme some thought. :o) It's always good to find your comment among the short list that do. Thank you for your "always" kind remarks. oldbuck
Date: 7/28/2017 3:13:00 PM
This reminded me of Canada, where there are walleye, Northern Pike, Bass and muskellunge. ! Nice of you to write for your friend :)
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Date: 8/19/2017 10:27:00 AM
Heidi: These fish were caught so close to Canada they probably spoke "broken French". :o) Thanks for reading and glad you found some enjoyment in it. oldbuck