“IT IS ALL ABOUT FISH!” a poem Sunday: 12/30/18
The times they-were-“hard,” when I was young,
And many-a-children – was-I-among!
Our foster-parents-tried – as-best they-were-able,
To-keep “good food” – upon The Table!
And SOMETIMES-during Holiday Times, ‘specially-X-mas-Time,
We had SPECIAL meals – with lemon and lime,
And fresh-cooked bread – made of wheat,
AND – IF-WE-GOT-(A)-FISH, IT WAS A TREAT!!
Later, when I was older! I-got-to-go with Dad,
We’d fish in-the-stream – IT-WAS-ALL WE HAD,
To get fresh meat, for our family’s meal!
We’d fish ALL DAY – We had no reel,
And, so we’d go – and-my-Pop-would-say:
“WE GO OUT FISHING, B U T – ENJOY THE DAY!!
IF-YOU-GET-A-FISH, A-‘BONUS’-IT BE;
BUT – ENJOYING-OUR-SOJOURN! THAT-IS THE KEY!”
And, when I got married, the same rules apply:
When-I’m-with-my-b’loved-wife – and-on-our-bed-we-lie:
“Just enjoy MY company – and all will be well;
If-you-get-some-fish, it’s a BONUS!”
And, when I die, with Jesus I’ll go –
We’ll fish with The Saints – The-Blessed-Ones-you-know!
We’ll enjoy The Company; we’ll enjoy The Sailing,
And IF-we-get-a-fish -There’ll be NO wailing!!* 🙂 – except from me; fish-whoopee!