Charles Tomar

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Fishin' - Poem by Charles Tomar

One hot day, being as bored I as was, I went looking for some fun,
So I decided to go fishing, in hopes that I’d catch the big one.
The sun was shining; it was a beautiful day,
I wasn’t catching much but soon I’d find a way.

And it really wasn’t long ‘til the fish started biting,
Which brings us to the story about which I’m writing.
They came so fast I could hardly reel them in;
Big ones, small ones, and one with a fin.

As I said before I wanted the very best,
Since the fish were abundant, I was picky on my quest.
I threw back countless numbers of fish,
Only a perfect fish, could satisfy my wish.

I eventually found a fish that seemed to be the one,
But with my luck I certainly wasn’t done.
The best fish around it just couldn’t have been,
So I set it in the water and let it swim again.

As soon as it was gone, the biting suddenly ceased,
Except for a few tiny ones that had to be released.
And so it occurred me that on my one chance on a very beautiful day,
I caught the best fish in the sea, but I let it get away...


Comments about Fishin' by Charles Tomar

  • (8/11/2006 11:12:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this poem Charles! I love to fish so your title got my attention right away. Very nice! And I like how the last line could be interpreted in different ways. Sincerely, mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 13, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 14, 2010


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