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.5. Gone Fishing

Fishermen cast out their nets
We all in turn go fishing
Some will use a rod and line
While others fish by wishing

Some wish for so many things
Like numbers in a line
If the line is lacking some
Next time they say that’s fine

Others fish for gossip
So they can tell to others
No escape for anyone
Not even someone’s brothers

Fishing for a missing sock
The washer won’t release
Hiding out behind the drum
With fluff and bits of fleece

You see we all go fishing
Not always using bait
Just cast a line for what you want
Then settle down and wait


© 2008 David Threadgold
Rambling Riddles & Rhymes

Submitted: Friday, October 03, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, October 15, 2008


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  • Jeff Varanyak (11/5/2008 2:08:00 PM)

    I love it, especially the last stanza. touches an old fisherman's heart!

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  • Ian Bowen (10/3/2008 2:23:00 PM)

    David, loved the 'sock stanza'. Notice you never included 'fishing for complements'...well here is one: Well written.10/10
    Ian

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