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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 - 570 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. Unknown Worlds Or Realms , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. 9. Swimming Against The Currents Is Unwelcome , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  10. 10. Summer Time To Have Fun , Arafat Driche
  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. Fishes In The Sea , spiritual seeker
  23. 23. A Note For My God , Aldo Kraas
  24. 24. Bachelors And Howling Dogs , Robert Rorabeck
  25. 25. Fishy Fishy Fishy... , taylor harris
  26. 26. Shark Attack Victim , Francis Duggan
  27. 27. I Am Going For A Swimm , Aldo Kraas
  28. 28. Pisces Moon , Christina Sunrise
  29. 29. Sweetest Lovely Love , Uchechukwu Agodom
  30. 30. The Mediterranean Sea , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  31. 31. Poems Swimming In My Mind , Terence George Craddock (aft ..
  32. 32. Swimming Distilled Experiences , Terence George Craddock (aft ..
  33. 33. Swimming , gajanan mishra
  34. 34. Swimming Against The Current Is Risky , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  35. 35. On Some South African Afrikaans Publishe.. , Gert Strydom
  36. 36. Surfing Today , Naveed Akram
  37. 37. Fish In An Aquarium , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  38. 38. Camping In The Grand Canyon , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  39. 39. Empty Life Empty Lie , D.J. Ray
  40. 40. Seaking , Bob Ubetcha
  41. 41. That Sea Of Fears Song , Aldo Kraas
  42. 42. Underwater Environment , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  43. 43. Under The Grass , Is It Poetry
  44. 44. Swim. , Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  45. 45. The Ironing Of One's Thoughts , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  46. 46. A Fishing Rod , MOHAMMAD SKATI
  47. 47. Choose Time Spanning Moments , Terence George Craddock (aft ..
  48. 48. Fish And Mind Haiku , john tiong chunghoo
  49. 49. Sea Of Dreams Song , Aldo Kraas
  50. 50. Where Is My Angel? , Ace Of Black Hearts
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