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Wallace Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
The Ugly Truth Rebecca Ann Rhyme Rhyme wallace, truth,
Nationwide Adverts Nick Trim Rhyme Rhyme wallace, parody,
Premium Member Poem The Fifties were really and truly not all that square Gershon Wolf Rhyme Rhyme wallace, conflict, culture, history, myth,
LIBERTY MONGER NOW OWNS PROTEST matthew harris Dramatic Verse Dramatic Verse wallace, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem I can clean, I can drive Robert Ronnow Verse Verse wallace, home, magic, poetry, religion,
An Independant Scotland Damian Cranney Verse Verse wallace, england, farewell, freedom, friendship,
The Shadow Of Beinn Bhreagh Farrell MacLachlin Rhyme Rhyme wallace, addiction, beauty, home, nature,
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Tiger, Inspired by Wallace Stevens Casey McCarthy Free verse Free verse wallace, analogy, animal, imagery, nature,
Twenty Four Hours Dalton Ogletree Rhyme Rhyme wallace, poetry, rap, word play,
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so don't sue me, Wallace Stevens Christine Lehman Couplet Couplet wallace, humor, parody, poets,
And Still The Troops Are Marching Keith Bickerstaffe Verse Verse wallace, war,
Plagiarism At The Soup Cynthia Buhain-Baello Quatrain Quatrain wallace, poems, poets,
A Wind of Change Andrew McIntyre Dramatic monologue Dramatic monologue wallace, angst, integrity,
700 Andrew McIntyre Narrative Narrative wallace, anniversary, nostalgia, sorrow,
Premium Member Poem Ellsworth Wallace Haynes Rhoda Monihan Quatrain Quatrain wallace, courage, death, hero, history,
And Still The Troops Are Marching Keith Bickerstaffe Verse Verse wallace, war,
Premium Member Poem The Golden Flute Jerrell Jones Light Verse Light Verse wallace, funny, , cute,
Premium Member Poem The Scottish Referendum Rhoda Monihan Rhyme Rhyme wallace, history, identity, money, patriotic,
Premium Member Poem The Wound That Never Heals Robert Ronnow Verse Verse wallace, christian, husband, mother, music,
JUSTICE DAYDREAM Peter Lewis Holmes Verse Verse wallace, discrimination, evil, humor,
Same Love Jamie Walker Narrative Narrative wallace, sad love,
Premium Member Poem In Succession James Horn Couplet Couplet wallace, allegory, gender, history,
And Still The Troops Are Marching Keith Bickerstaffe Verse Verse wallace, soldier, war,
Byron Mark Clement Sonnet Sonnet wallace, animal, dog, nature, religion,
BARTENDER TALES VAL BROOKLYN Rogers BLK PANTHER Prose Prose wallace, baby, beauty, death, heartbroken,
History's Place Robert Lawrence Lyric Lyric wallace, history,
Premium Member Poem William Wallace Vee Bdosa Sonnet Sonnet wallace, freedom, hero, history, rights,
8 New ways of looking at a blackbird Patrick Boyle I do not know? I do not know? wallace, inspiration, parody,
TIME AND PLACE Sidney Beck Shape Shape wallace, places,
Premium Member Poem Went Fishin' Robert Candler Rhyme Rhyme wallace, adventure, april, crazy, fish,
Unclimbed Stairways Odin Roark Free verse Free verse wallace, trust,
William gail cadwallander Ballad Ballad wallace, heart,
Wallace Andy Craig I do not know? I do not know? wallace, freedom,
When I Shook the Devil's Hand Brian Wallace Rhyme Rhyme wallace, christian, faith, god, jesus,
The Lord of Ragamuffins Brian Wallace Rhyme Rhyme wallace, christian, faith, inspirational,
A Trembling Heart Brian Wallace Rhyme Rhyme wallace, christian, encouraging, faith, forgiveness,
Eighth wonder-King Kong POET. UNDERTAKER Limerick Limerick wallace, humor,
A Bag Full Goode Guy ekphrasis ekphrasis wallace, art, food, fruit,
Out Of The Mouths Of Babes Karin Edwards Ode Ode wallace,
Those Meat Pies Tony Adamo Free verse Free verse wallace, freedom,
This Poem Wants 2 B A Revolutionary Mari Roberts Free verse Free verse wallace, analogy, discrimination, inspiration, political,
Premium Member Poem Blue Sky Thinking Elisabeth Sheaffer Light Verse Light Verse wallace, childhood, childhood, child, childhood,
SWTOR enthusiasts strike along with signal mistake worries Lea Hela Free verse Free verse wallace, computer-internet, people, may, people,
SIR WILLIAM WALLACE Christopher Iberi Clerihew Clerihew wallace,
SEASONAL PLACES Sidney Beck Couplet Couplet wallace, adventure,
Premium Member Poem 50's and 60's Weird TV on Channel Three - Part 3 Terry O'Leary Rhyme Rhyme wallace, parody, words, me, me,
And Still The Troops Are Marching Keith Bickerstaffe Verse Verse wallace, war,
Unfinished ilene bauer Rhyme Rhyme wallace, art, introspection, music,
Wallace Hartley,Titanic Bandmaster Deb Wilson Free verse Free verse wallace, death, music, sad,
The Colours have it DAVID WALLACE Rhyme Rhyme wallace, loss, war, blue, blue,

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Wallace Poem Example

Went Fishin'

Submitted to the "Gone Fishin" contest

Trollin’ the islands at Texoma,
It was April, 1964.
New rod and reel in hand,
I’d NEVER been fishing before.

A Garcia 2510T casting rod.
The reel, a Mitchell 301,
Plus hand-selected worms and lures…
I was ready to have some fun.

My teacher, a master fisherman,
Had fished all over the earth...
From trout in Austrian mountain streams
To sea bass just west of Perth.

He showed me all the basics,
Including how to tie a lure.
“No snaps. They’re no good.
Tie’em on…just to be sure.”

He made me practice casting.
“Take aim with your rod’s tip 
Take her back - ten, eleven, twelve, one;
Smoothly return to ten… with just a little flip.”

While I practiced the casting motion,
He said, “Large Mouths will be jumpin’ bugs.
Water’s bubblin’ with Sand Bass spawnin’.
You’ll know the difference if one gives you a tug.”

As we drifted around the islands,
He said, “I think you’re ready.”
So, I picked a lure, a pretty Heddon;
And tied her on.  My hands were steady.

Yellow with black dots and a weed guard. 
A streamer tail and double treble hooks.
Who knew if she would do the job,
But I liked the way she looked.

As I tied her on, I looked around
For a likely place for my first cast.
Magazine pictures always showed weeds
In the background of a striking Bass.

So, I picked a reed bed in the shallows;
Threw my first cast, watched her fly.
What happened next was the stuff of dreams.
We couldn’t believe our eyes. 

About eighteen inches before she lit,
A monstrous Large Mouth erupted from the water.
My teacher screamed, “Holy Mary, Mother of God!  
Kiss O’Reilly’s Ugly Daughter!”

When the Bass broke water, it scared me. 
My whole body jerked and shook.
So sudden, so silent, it seemed like slow motion.
Until I heard him screaming, “Set the hook!  Set the hook!”

When the big Bass scared me,
I must have set the hook.
The tussle was on, long and hard.
This fish didn’t want to be cooked.

My lack of skills prevailed, however,
As I finally reeled him in;
I grabbed him by the lower lip,
Like I’d seen Don Wallace do, time and time again.

“Oh, my God”, he murmured as he weighed the Bass;
“Jeez.  Over thirteen pounds....Thirteen pounds, two.”
He took out his Polaroid and laughed, 
“I’ll take a picture of this fish... holdin' you.”

He snapped the picture of me holding the Bass;
On the back wrote the date, the length and weight.
As he turned to put the camera away……
Get ready.  This is the part that’s great.

I’d watched Don Wallace ‘catch and release’.
He always did that on his show.
“This fish put up a good fight.” he’d say;
“Now it’s time to let him go.”

Yes, as my teacher put away the camera,
I held the big Bass by the lower lip and tail
And ‘swished’ him in the water,
Making sure his gills would not fail.

My teacher turned and saw what I was doing
Just as I let the big Bass go.
This, too, was like slow motion
As I heard him screaming, “NOOOOOOO!”

“Why would you do that, Lad?
Do ya know nothin’ at all?
A fish like that... on your very first cast?
Well...Lad, that fish goes on the wall.”

“Well…he’ll be here next year.” I said with a smile,
“And even bigger, I’ll bet.”
He said, ”You’ll make a fisherman, Lad.
It’s not for the fish that we fish…

but for the great stories we get.” 

I still have that lure…and the rod and reel.
Still in their bags and boxes, just like new.
I thought about selling them on eBay,
But 50 years later, they have sentimental value.

You see…I’ve been invited to go fishin’ several times
By golfin’ buddies and other friends;
But for some reason…I really don’t know why…
I’ve never gone fishin’ again.

They say, “Truth is stranger than fiction.”
And I believe that is a fact.
I hope you enjoyed this bit of truth and,
In the meantime…..”Ya’ll come back!”

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