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One Fisherman Prayed For Another

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Ohme
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0 posted 11-21-1999 09:01 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Ohme

One Fisherman Prayed For Another

Bless that fishing man, Lord. I understand
he studied twelve years to become a doctor.
Now he makes his gain, from all my aches and pain
and stiching up the cuts on Son and Daughter.
He just bought a yacht. So many things he's got.
His golf cart's autographed by Arnold Palmer.
While I can't pay for sports and all the lab reports
and drugs that he prescribes to make me calmer.

He affords his fun by all the things he's done
for me and all his patients. But I know
while I must work and strive, struggle to survive,
he's fishing somewhere up in Colorado.
I can't afford a trip. Though I'd sure like to get
away, go fishing just for recreation.
You know the reason why is just because that my
last surgery just paid for his vacation.

But I would like to think that when I cross the brink
there's going to be some fishing for me too.
I don't want you to think that I'm complaining, Lord.
Without him, Lord I don't know what I'd do.
Many times we went. He never charged a cent.
But instead he hugged the kids and shook my hand.
Now I wish that you would do something for me to.
To repay the kindness of that fisherman.
Let him catch a fish, as big as he could wish
to hang upon his wall for all to see.
Lord the way we live, It's all that I can give
to pay him back for all he's done for me.
AMEN

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?


[This message has been edited by Ohme (edited 11-21-1999).]
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hoot_owl_rn
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A very nice tale told here Ohme
Denise
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2 posted 11-21-1999 11:19 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I enjoyed this Ohme! I hope you get to go fishing real soon!

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Denise

Ohme
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Thanks, Hoot. There's as much truth in this as there is poetry. I was in a "pay back" attitude when I found this in my archives. And I wasn't thinking of the pay back as a penelty so it fit the way I felt.

Denise, I love deep sea fishing but have not been in years. I hope you are right!

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
WhtDove
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4 posted 11-22-1999 11:17 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ohme this was spectacular! And oh so humble of you! I'm sure your unselfish wish will be granted!!!
Seymour Tabin
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5 posted 11-22-1999 12:03 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Ohme,
WEll written well done and I enjoyed.
Munda
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6 posted 11-22-1999 05:04 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Even though this one is from the archives, another nice one from your pen Ohme. Liked it a lot. : )
Ohme
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Thanks, WhtDove, I have my fingers crossed! But I wont know for a while.

Seymour, thanks for reading and replying.
Munda, glad you enjoyed.


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