A Dignified Fish - A Poem

A Dignified Fish

Temptation

Fish in the ocean a swimmin'

Swimmin' a current strong

Along come the devil a fishin'

Fishin' and hummin' a song

With bait so sweet and tempting

And a cunning zestful eye

He spots a luscious silver fin

Of a dignified fish near by

He baited his hook, still hummin'

Threw out his line with a spin

For you my sweet, a bauble

Bite it and I'll pull you in

But the fish jumped up with a pouty mouth

And a stunning show of pride

Swam the currents with exquisite grace

And flaunted herself on the tide

The fisherman drooled, sweet baby! You're mine

I love you! Hook line and fin

So she nibbled and nibbled and finally bit

And the devil reeled her in

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Sunnie Day 4 years ago

This was so creative Ann..I could read this as a warning too..oh the bait that can look so alluring only to catch us and that is another story..lol Poor little fish...just couldnt resist..

Thank you for sharing..

Sunnie


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great fish poem that's struck me as funny. vote up, Joyce


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Mr. Smith 4 years ago from California

This is a classic story of temptation. It's that nibbling that does him in. Great job!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Creativity shining through Ann. Love it!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This is a nicely spun allegory. Cute too


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Ha ha ha Mckbird, I'm so happy. I have always wanted to write a cute allegory. Seriously, thank you.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you Ms. Gypsy. Give Sid a pat on the head for me.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Why thank you Mr. Smith. Glad to have you come and visit.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Struck me funny too, Joyce. Ha ha ha ha ha. Thanks for the vote.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

I swim around bait all the time. Darn devil!!


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Very cute! Love the images!! Voted up, of course! ; )


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks, girltalk. And for the vote. Goodnight.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Very cute! This feels like it could be a song to me!! Set it to music and write a children's story with it!


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waleeds 4 years ago from Islamabad,Pakistan

beautiful hub anndavis,thanks for sharing and voted up.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I did not find this funny. It is sad. Feeble is always gulped by powerful. This is also the case with humans.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Audrey, my mind is always spinning. You are right, I could write a cute little song, and a book. Both take time and money...I have neither. Lol. Thanks for the comment. Have a wonderful night.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hi waleeds, thank you for reading this hub. Please come again.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hi Vin. Yes, it's sad when we are lured into a worldly situation. It's a lesson we must learn. Thanks for your input.


Shana Ritter 4 years ago

Love it....


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asmaiftikhar 4 years ago from Pakistan

Darling that is amazing and worth praising piece of literature.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Your an amazing poet, I wish I had this lively way with words you have mine is always so technical, nice job!


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

asmaiftikhar,thank you dear...I'm flattered.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

CloudExplorer, Thank you. You are so kind. Stop in anytime. Have a great day.


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m0rd0r 4 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

Very playful verbs Ann :) I LOLed in real.

Voted up and funny.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thanks, M.


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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

Greetings!

Great poem! Voted Up and Funny!

Best Always


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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Well done, Ann. This poem seems like it could become a regular at teen programs. Funny but meaningful! We can do some more poems of this caliber.

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