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The Fisherman

Off he goes again into his own little world To catch a Largemouth Bass. Fishing rod and reel in hand He takes another pass. With his Bass Tracker boat Trolling motor set on five. The thrill of the catch Keeps him feeling alive. The sound of the water slapping the boat And the sound of the reel as it turns. The view of the lake in the still morning air Makes him want to never return. He tries to make his family believe That it’s all about the fishing. But he enjoys the peaceful break From the stressfulness of living. He vows that he will fish all day Until the day is done. He may come home with tons of bass Or maybe only one. For it’s not about the fish you see Or the meal he might provide. It’s all about the time he spends With nature alone outside. And when his time on earth is through And his fishing days are done. He’ll take his rod and reel with him To his place in fishing heaven.

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Date: 8/11/2020 7:46:00 PM
Don't quite know how you know what fishing is for so many men, but you sure know!! Superb penning, Julia! Thanks, Gershon
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Julia A. Keirns
Date: 8/13/2020 9:32:00 AM
Maybe because I enjoy fishing right alongside him! Thanks for the compliment.
Date: 8/10/2020 2:37:00 PM
The title caught my eye as I too love fishing , nice sentiments expressed and it was a delightful read for me.
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Julia A. Keirns
Date: 8/10/2020 2:49:00 PM
Glad you liked it. Thank you!