poem © 2012 by Fred Hallman


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There was a fish I'd sought to catch,

t'was small but nicely favored.

I'd thought it wanted catching too,

(The thought of it I'd savored!)

But lo, behold, it did not want

me catching it at all!

I 'spose it's best for all concerned.

(We're having such a ball.)

The fish and I, that is, you see,

has leap-ed from my net!

Just as my palate and my teeth,

for little fish was set.

To leave me there to gnash away

at nothingness and wind.

I realize 'tis up to

the great fisherman, to send;

nets for the fish, fish for my fast,

lest either should have want!

So, little fish I leave you with,

this thought; nay more a taunt!

If you ever should decide

to latch on to a hook,

I hope dear you'll remember that,

my number's in the book!

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poem

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Comment by fred hallman on November 30, 2012 at 9:39am

For Kelly Donnelly

Comment by Arthur James on November 30, 2012 at 9:58am

`

No eat Fish with Blotches. 

Eat Sprat Herring Fish asap.

Rub Spices on Fried Fish.

`

No eat dead Hoot Owls.

No Spray Fish Toxins.

Fish Sell at Markets.

`

How To sell More Fish?

Display dead dog Head.

Hollow Fish Eye Fish?

A Fish Smell is Rots.

Fresh Fish Have Eyes.

`

I May Visit Trout Lake.

It's a Hiding Place.

` Ask Anglers This?

`

How big was the One?

The One That Got Away?

He Hop Off # 6 Hook?

`

Global Warming is a cause?

Yes. Fish are six inches long.

Catfish are One inch Small.

No Trust Canned Tuna Fish.

Round Fish Swim in Can.

`

 get a email that depresses me.

It's a Earth Day Upkeep on H20.

Beware of all Municipal Water.

No You Drink Mountain Dew.

Soda Can Pop Kill Humans.

Comment by Zanelle on November 30, 2012 at 10:10am

I want catching but when I get caught I struggle until I am free again and then I go looking for more hooks.  Endless.

Comment by tr ig on November 30, 2012 at 10:13am

great cadence man- thinking maybe you should see someone about them teeth. 

Comment by Poor Woman on November 30, 2012 at 11:19am

This made me laugh out loud.

:)

Comment by Kenneth Sibbett on November 30, 2012 at 1:40pm

Kelly's a lucky girl. Good Stuff, Fred~

Comment by Arthur James on June 25, 2014 at 2:24pm

`

Perfect...

as/ in?

positional.

I laugh too...

Poor Woman?

No do leave?

O, stuff ` stuff

goat guts with

kosher ground

pure ` Halal '

Kosher ` Salani...

`, '

Pause...

O, my dear me

KOSH  ', ' ` ... '

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