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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Gone Fishing (02/01/07)

TITLE: He's Gone Fishing
By Kathie Thomas
02/02/07


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When friends disappear and are not to be found,
When life gives out troubles all around,
When it seems there is nothing else to do
Why not go fishing?

When the day is calling and work does not appeal,
The sun is shining and outside seems more real,
The lake is only the other side of the hill,
Why not go fishing?

I’ve heard it told there is nothing like
The peace and solitude when out on the bight
But try as I can I can’t imagine I might
Go out fishing!

But wait, if I give it a little more thought
I might find that I have done what I ought
And seek out fish of a different sort
And spend time fishing!

When you have a friend who has found the Lord
And he savours every single Word
He wants to go out and tell the world
And then we can say ‘he’s gone fishing!’


Matthew 4:19, Mark 1:17 “Come follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men”. NIV


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Marilyn Schnepp 02/10/07
Alot of truth and expertise' chucked into this litle poetic rhyme. Short, sweet and to the point, but so well told! Really enjoyed this read.
Jan Ackerson 02/10/07
Very nice--it even has the lilting rhythms of a sea shanty. This almost sings!
william price02/10/07
Very enjoyable and well done. God bless.
Sheri Gordon02/10/07
The first stanza spoke directly to me, and I was ready to grab my rod & reel and go fishing. (Except it's dark and I don't live by water.) I liked the transition from fishing for fish to fishing for men.
Shari Armstrong 02/11/07
Very nice take on it - Good job!
Leigh MacKelvey02/12/07
I. too, liked the varied ryhming pattern and meter. I liked the near ryhmes such as Lord,word,world and the clever spelling of bite ( bight) to match with might and like. I alos loved the last line in each stanza. Great job and an interesting read of a poem.
Leigh MacKelvey02/13/07
I would ike to make a correction to my comment!
The word "bight" is defined as an expanse of water. So it wasn't spelled to match the other rhyming words. Silly me! (I was thinking of "bite" as in the fish biting.) Hope I didn't lead anyone astray from the meaning of the poem. My apologies to the writer!
Cheri Hardaway 02/13/07
But try as I can I can’t imagine I might --
This little line was so catchy! I love it! Fun and creative... Blessings, Cheri
Rachel Rudd04/09/07
I'm finally getting around to comment...this is a very sweet poem that progresses well and highlights what we should all be doing as Christians. Keep up the good writing!