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I'D Rather Be Fishing - Poem by Juan Olivarez

I'd rather be fishing, Than talking to you,
At least when I'm fishing, I know what to do.
I'd rather hold a blue gill in my hand,
Than get hit on the head, with a frying pan.

I'd rather be fishing, than look at your face,
At least the fish, don't get on my case.
I'd rather get in a fight, with an alligator garr,
Than put up with your daily naggin by far.

I'd rather be fishing, any old day,
Than stay home with you, and try to play.
I'd rather untangle a backlashed line,
Than spend an evening with you, sipping wine.

Do I love fishing, or do I love you?
I know it's gotta be one of the two.
To know the answer is what I'm wishing,
Maybe I'll think of it, while I'm fishing.

11/01/10 Alton Texas


Comments about I'D Rather Be Fishing by Juan Olivarez

  • Rookie Deegan Bircher (4/25/2018 3:30:00 PM)

    Dear, Juan Olivarez

    I just read your poem I'd rather be fishing. I really liked this poem because I also see fishing as my escape. Whenever I get stressed out I go fishing to clear my head. Do you really go fishing or is this just a metaphor?

    Sincerely, Deegan Bircher (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Juan Hernandez (4/25/2018 3:28:00 PM)

    Dear Juan Olivarez;

    Your poem I'd rather be fishing really hit me in the heart.I enjoy reading your poem. How the poem spoke to me was how you can love something more than your wife.
    Do you love anything more than fishing?

    Sincerely Juan Hernandez (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Matt N (4/24/2018 12:17:00 PM)

    What inspired you to write this poem, are you actually a fisherman, how long have you been writing poems.
    I really liked your poem it really relates to me cause i like fishing and i hope you keep writing poems. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Fishing

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  2. 2. Moon Fishing , Lisel Mueller
  3. 3. Hiawatha's Fishing , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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  5. 5. Fishing For A Friend , omar ibrahim
  6. 6. When The Fishing Boats Go Out , Lucy Maud Montgomery
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  8. 8. Off To The Fishing Ground , Lucy Maud Montgomery
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  16. 16. Part 2 Of Trout Fishing In America , Richard Brautigan
  17. 17. Part 10 Of Trout Fishing In America , Richard Brautigan
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  19. 19. Your Fishing Pole , Kathleen J. Shields
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  22. 22. Part 7 Of Trout Fishing In America , Richard Brautigan
  23. 23. Part 4 Of Trout Fishing In America , Richard Brautigan
  24. 24. Part 5 Of Trout Fishing In America , Richard Brautigan
  25. 25. Part 8 Of Trout Fishing In America , Richard Brautigan
  26. 26. Part 9 Of Trout Fishing In America , Richard Brautigan
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