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The Old Fisherman On The Creek Bank

Updated on May 11, 2011
The Old Fisherman
The Old Fisherman


The old timer looked forward to his daily catch.

He would sit on the banks of the creek just before dawn.

Sipping from his coffee cup that came from his thermos.

Cane pole in hand and an old tattered straw hat on his head waiting on the sun.


Plop plop the sound of the cork hitting the water and then back out with a fish.

Into the bucket it would go; but not without a word said.


He would brag about the fish in that creek to the people back in town.

They all never caught a thing.


The old timer had a trail down the backside of the creek. A path God made just for him.

No one knew.


Whispering soft words of prayer with every fish he did catch.

Starting his day first with;

“Good morning Father, How are you today?”

Thank you for allowing me to meet with you this way,

On the backside of this creek

Thank you for my wife and kids,

My shelter and the fish of the day


This place is so beautiful; I tell everyone in town.

They all think I’m talking to myself sitting on the backside of this creek.


Father I remember the days I stood on the other side just as they do today;

Wondering and wishing to see as I do now.


The morning brisk and cool

The water calm and warm

I thank you Father for the fish I do

My life safe from harm

To sit here on the banks of Jordan

Thank you for my prayer and songs.

©9/20/10 Sharon Smith


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  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    THANK YOU! So very much sky2day.

    May the Glory of God be with you and yours as well.


    Sharon Smith

  • skye2day profile image


    8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Sharon SO Beautiful and heartfelt. I felt the peace and flowing love of the Spirit in you. Awesome. Truly a gem

    Glory to God sista. Hugs to you and yours.

  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Hello stars439 thanks for your visit and comment.


    Sharon Smith

  • stars439 profile image


    8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

    Very lovely poem. Wonderful photographs. God Bless You.

  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Hello ltfawkes,thanks very much.

    Peace to you!

    Sharon Smith

  • ltfawkes profile image


    8 years ago from NE Ohio

    What a lovely, peaceful poem. Thank you.


  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Hello samsons1 I'm glad that it inspired you and carried you through your day.Thanks for your comment of grace.

    Peace and blessings!

    Sharon Smith

  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Hello Putz thank very much and welcome to my hub.I hope that you where blessed as well.

    Peace and Blessings!

    Sharon Smith

  • samsons1 profile image


    8 years ago from Tennessee

    up and beautiful! well written and I needed this today, thank you for being God's instrument.


  • Putz Ballard profile image

    Putz Ballard 

    8 years ago

    Great hub and well written, I felt I was right there!

  • SwiftlyClean profile imageAUTHOR


    8 years ago from Texas

    Hello Coolmon2009 thank you so very much for you graceful comments on all my writings.I hope that all uplift you.

    Peace and Blessings!

    Sharon Smith

  • Coolmon2009 profile image


    8 years ago from Texas, USA

    Nice story and nice image too. It is always uplifting to read poems and stories from you :)


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