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Best Catfish Poems

Below are the all-time best Catfish poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of catfish poems written by PoetrySoup members


Computer catfish anglers
Are out phising every second, day and night
Trawling the world wide web with baited hook
For innocent victims to catch
Internet sites such as Facebook...

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Categories: catfish, computer, dark, evil, internet,
Form: Acrostic

Yellow Catfish
Yellow Catfish

The man who tells me he loves me is saying those same words to someone else. I met him on the internet dating site...

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Categories: catfish, imagery, yellow,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member a rainbow catfish
a rainbow catfish
jumps clean out of the water
showing her fierceness


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Categories: catfish, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Catfished
His hair online
Looked divine, so
To dine, she went.

She’d been misled
And with dread, saw
His head was bald.

What a bad dish.
Her fond wish was
Catfish instead!

*catfished (a fairly...

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Categories: catfish, angst,
Form: Than-Bauk
Premium Member A Lovely Little Daydream
I'm drifting along in a boat
In the shade of bald cypress trees
They're covered in gray Spanish moss
Hanging down to their cypress knees

With the swipe of...

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Categories: catfish, dream, nature,
Form: Quatrain

Premium Member The Cat and the Fish
A cat jumped in the river
to meet a fellow fish,
he wanted to be like them
it was his only wish.

He figured he could do it
he had...

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Categories: catfish, allegory, animal, cat, fate,
Form: Rhyme
Cousin Tallie
My cousin Tallie
was a real-life
award winning
beauty queen
from age six to eighteen

The kind who seems
a cardboard cut-out
Southern stereotype
all big hair and hype
manicured nails and
well arranged...
but in...

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Categories: catfish, abuse, community, family, growing
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A possum of worldly descent Oh my
There was a possum
of worldly descent
Gathering diamonds
and things it had spent

Chasing a catfish
down dragonfly row
Wanting to see if
it was someone to know

Laughed at an aardvark...

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Categories: catfish, fun,
Form: Rhyme

Animals or humans, who is the giant of them all?
Bearing a two sheathed wings, the Hercules Beetles
crash the Titans...

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Categories: catfish, animal, character, imagery, nature,
Form: Abecedarian
Premium Member A Fish Named Ben

     There once swam a catfish named Ben
     hadn't eaten since who knows when

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Categories: catfish, fishing, humor,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member Fishy Tale
A pond sits in the glen
bright fish dashing about
casting silvery shadows
ducks chasing after them
eels making their way to sea
flying birds circling back and forth
green frogs...

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Categories: catfish, fish,
Form: Abecedarian
Sacred Lake Titicaca
Sacred Lake Titicaca

High atop the Andes, between Bolivia and Peru,
sits the birthplace of the Incas, sacred Lake Titicaca.
A powerhouse of nature through and through,
it was...

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Categories: catfish, beauty, mountains, nature, water,
Form: Rhyme
Kids Love For Animals
       Kids Love For Animals ( Poem )

Children’s favorite shows are of animals
I have hours in a playlist that...

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Categories: catfish, adventure, animal, children, cute
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Cool Waters
Deep is the water of the lagoon
filled with many kinds of things
the more you look the more you see
reflected clouds floating in the water

A host...

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Categories: catfish, nature, water,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member An Alliteration of the Summer Season
Soaking up sunshine on sandy warm shores;
   sipping sangria while sampling smores.
Under umbrellas we’re putting to use;
   utterly euphoric as the...

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Categories: catfish, summer,
Form: Alliteration
Rolling Thunder (in my chest)
I hear the willows weeping

in the corners of my mind,

I feel the sand go slipping

through the hourglass of time.

I see the catfish whiskers,

more like tentacles,...

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Categories: catfish, allegory, angst, time
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Muddy Water's Gramma gave us licorice
Muddy Water's Gramma gave us licorice

I walked the old Kenwood neighborhood with my twin little brother and sister in tow,
'hold there hands and look both...

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Categories: catfish, blue, dark, fish, halloween,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Christmas Pets
Each of my cats, my heart does adore;
yes, lovingly, I adore all four.
Raja, Mati, Walter and Lacy
all love Christmas messes like crazy.
For their gifts, I...

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Categories: catfish, cat, character, christmas, cute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Been Fishing
Fresh cornmeal battered catfish
Deep fried with corn and
Smoked potato and wheels of
Tomato’s served up
With sweet tea and mint

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Categories: catfish, appreciation, drink, fish, food,
Form: Epulaeryu
Dad was a fisherman
Dad was a fisherman, he loved to fish.
But sadly, last year in July he perished.
He caught different kinds of fish, including catfish and bluegill.
Dad was...

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Categories: catfish, dad, fish, fishing,
Form: Rhyme
The Race
Pistols shoot
and rifles unload
thunderous banters
initiate the race
she dives
into the Mekong River
stealth head start
she leads amongst the pack
of four boys and three girls
paddles faster than catfish


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Categories: catfish, america, family, fear, hero,
Form: Free verse
Hook, Line and Sinker
Hook, Line and Sinker
I went fishing by myself today
It is not something I normally do
I like to sit by the water’s edge
Watching the light reflect...

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Categories: catfish, fishing,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Trot Lines
4:00 AM time to check the trot-lines.
Catfish and turtles strung out deep in the muddy waters
We would string the lines from cypress trees across a...

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Categories: catfish, life,
Form: Narrative
An Uppercut I Remember
Dad hit me only once, an upper cut to the solar plexus. It nearly lifted me off my feet. I was 17 then and already...

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Categories: catfish, father son,
Form: Blank verse
Premium Member Sweet River Man
Let's wait for the sunset one summer's day
down by the river where I always liked to play
we can kick off our shoes and bury our...

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Categories: catfish, adventure, fantasy, health, love,
Form: Prose Poetry