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Something Borrowed On The Blue...

Updated on March 11, 2012

Train up a child....

Fishermen aren't born, they're made.
Fishermen aren't born, they're made. | Source

Something Borrowed On The Blue

There was a little boy

who played with his little toys,

and his mother scratched her forehead.

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“Whatever will he be,

Perhaps he’ll be like me:

illiterate and bored?”

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What she couldn’t see,

was he grew to be like me,

parched, thirsty , and quite torrid.

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What made him act like so

I really do not know;

our boat now long’s been shored.

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We’d both gone out to sea,

that son of mine and me,

a sailing in the boat we had just borr’ed.

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We didna catch a thing.

The sun it did us sting,

Especially him who oar’ed.

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Now after so much beer,

and shedding many a tear,

Our spirits have finally soared.

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Tomorrow we try again,

but not where we had been.

Toy boats have made fishing horrid.

Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      The boy grew. He became like his dad, a fisherman. They went out to sea, and didn't catch a thing some little time ago, but they will try again. It's a tough life in which nothing is certain, but remember: as a child he played with toy boats.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I liked this one. Made me picture a man and little boy walking along. The boy with a fishing pole the man swinging a six-pack. Of course little boys don't drink beer so I guess I should've pictured him older or was dad doing all the beer drinking?

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      Sueswan 6 years ago

      Hi Perspycacious,

      "Now after so much beer,

      and shedding many a tear,

      Our spirits have finally soared"

      Because you no longer care or remember that you didn't catch anything. lol

      Voted up up and away!

      Take care