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A Dignified Fish - A Poem

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A Dignified Fish

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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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Comments

Gary Davis on March 21, 2021:

Outstanding!!!

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on August 18, 2017:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 09, 2013:

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.

ocfireflies from North Carolina on July 01, 2013:

Greetings!

Great poem! Voted Up and Funny!

Best Always

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on March 04, 2012:

Thanks, M.

Stoill Barzakov from Sofia, Bulgaria on March 03, 2012:

Very playful verbs Ann :) I LOLed in real.

Voted up and funny.

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 29, 2012:

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

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 29, 2012:

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

Mike Pugh from New York City on February 29, 2012:

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

asmaiftikhar from Pakistan on February 18, 2012:

Darling that is amazing and worth praising piece of literature.

Shana Ritter on February 16, 2012:

Love it....

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 09, 2012:

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.

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 09, 2012:

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

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 09, 2012:

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.

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on February 09, 2012:

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

waleeds on February 09, 2012:

beautiful hub anndavis,thanks for sharing and voted up.

Audrey Howitt from California on February 09, 2012:

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

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 08, 2012:

Thanks, girltalk. And for the vote. Goodnight.

girltalksshop on February 08, 2012:

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

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 07, 2012:

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

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 07, 2012:

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

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 07, 2012:

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

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 07, 2012:

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

anndavis25 (author) from Clearwater, Fl. on February 07, 2012:

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

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on February 07, 2012:

This is a nicely spun allegory. Cute too

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 07, 2012:

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

Mr. Smith from Indiana on February 06, 2012:

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

Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on February 06, 2012:

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

Sunnie Day on February 06, 2012:

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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