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A Fishy Story - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

A trout who swam in murky waters
surrounded there by sons and daughters,
developed on a sunny day
a toothache, causing him dismay.

This pain was, as you can believe
a constant one, with no reprieve.
He prayed in utter desperation
to old Poseidon for salvation.

And from the shore, well-dressed in Wranglers
pushed off in their small boat two anglers.
They dropped their lines, hook, line and sinker
to catch themselves a tasty stinker.

The fish, the one who had the pain
was going utterly insane.
He took into his mouth the bait.
'The voice above said 'got one, mate.'

Though in his urge to pull him out
he jerked too hard so that the trout
who did obey, as you will see
old Newton's laws of gravity,

due to inertia and strong traction
moved from the water just a fraction.
And at that moment of great truth
something gave way, it was the tooth!

Thus, on that sunny day he'd float,
all smiles beneath the anglers' boat.
He saved himself a Dentist's bill
to date he's there, and swimming still.

The moral of the story says
that teeth come out in curious ways.
And if you have a real ache
try swimming in a murky lake.


Comments about A Fishy Story by Herbert Nehrlich

  • Rookie Tom J. Mariani (12/10/2007 8:22:00 AM)

    Your use of couplets with light humor is very effective in this piece. Puts a new twist on the standard in most fish stories: the one that got away.
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  • Freshman - 703 Points Joe Breunig (6/28/2006 11:48:00 AM)

    An enjoyable and fun write; very entertaining. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (1/24/2006 6:29:00 AM)

    This was great Herbert! I love fishing and I'll think of that fish next time we go. :) sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poems About Swimming

  1. 1. A Fishy Story , Herbert Nehrlich
  2. 2. Life Is This , otteri selvakumar
  3. 3. Swimming Sport. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  4. 4. Love's Joint , Sina Farajzadeh
  5. 5. Tears..Peace..Night Smile..Fear..Time..F.. , salma. torrez
  6. 6. Little Fish In The Great Pond , Susan Lacovara
  7. 7. Soothing Voice , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. 8. The Treacherous Sea , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. 9. Unknown Worlds Or Realms , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  10. 10. Swimming Against The Currents Is Unwelcome , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  11. 11. Swim My Little Children. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  12. 12. My House , Nassy Fesharaki
  13. 13. Alone For Ever And Ever , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  14. 14. The Pretty Sea And The Swimming Pool , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  15. 15. Swimming , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  16. 16. Disappear , Alice Affi
  17. 17. The Twelve Days Of Christmas , Anonymous
  18. 18. On The Retirement Of Ian Thorpe , Francis Duggan
  19. 19. The Salmon Are Swimming Upriver , Francis Duggan
  20. 20. I Am Angry With Everything And Everyone , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  21. 21. Direction Beach , Maria Barbara Korynt
  22. 22. Swimming In Darkness, Drowning In Doubt , Elizabeth Sheaffer
  23. 23. A Note For My God , Aldo Kraas
  24. 24. Fishes In The Sea , spiritual seeker
  25. 25. Bachelors And Howling Dogs , Robert Rorabeck
  26. 26. Six Boys , Randy McClave
  27. 27. Fishy Fishy Fishy... , taylor harris
  28. 28. Shark Attack Victim , Francis Duggan
  29. 29. I Am Going For A Swimm , Aldo Kraas
  30. 30. Survival 101 , Jacqui Broad
  31. 31. Pisces Moon , Christina Sunrise
  32. 32. Ocean Haiku , Raven Bishop
  33. 33. Sweetest Lovely Love , Uchechukwu Agodom
  34. 34. The Mediterranean Sea , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  35. 35. Swimming Against The Current Is Risky , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  36. 36. Swimming , gajanan mishra
  37. 37. Camping In The Grand Canyon , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  38. 38. Fish In An Aquarium , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  39. 39. On Some South African Afrikaans Publishe.. , Gert Strydom
  40. 40. Surfing Today , Naveed Akram
  41. 41. Empty Life Empty Lie , D.J. Ray
  42. 42. Seaking , Bob Ubetcha
  43. 43. That Sea Of Fears Song , Aldo Kraas
  44. 44. Underwater Environment , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  45. 45. Under The Grass , Is It Poetry
  46. 46. Swim. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  47. 47. The Ironing Of One's Thoughts , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  48. 48. Summer Time To Have Fun , Arafat Driche
  49. 49. A Fishing Rod , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  50. 50. Sea Of Dreams Song , Aldo Kraas
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