The Official Writing Challenge
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02/09/07
I really liked these two lines:

Returning with a bucket full of fish,
And other times with just a suntan.


...and the gentle, whispered encouragement at the end.

A lot of love and pain shown here. I sense that the narrator is comforting him/herself along with the father with these words: ‘Cause guess what Papa?’ I said in his ear
‘I hear the fish are biting there.’