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A Dignified Fish - A Poem

Updated on September 1, 2016

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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      Demas W Jasper 

      11 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Now write a companion poem about "the fish that got away." I'll be looking for it.

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      Dora Weithers 

      4 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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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Greetings!

      Great poem! Voted Up and Funny!

      Best Always

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thanks, M.

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      Stoill Barzakov 

      6 years ago from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Very playful verbs Ann :) I LOLed in real.

      Voted up and funny.

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 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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      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Darling that is amazing and worth praising piece of literature.

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      Shana Ritter 

      6 years ago

      Love it....

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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.

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      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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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 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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      waleeds 

      6 years ago

      beautiful hub anndavis,thanks for sharing and voted up.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 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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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thanks, girltalk. And for the vote. Goodnight.

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      girltalksshop 

      6 years ago

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

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

    • anndavis25 profile imageAUTHOR

      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

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

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      This is a nicely spun allegory. Cute too

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      Mr. Smith 

      6 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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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

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

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 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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