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Mama Said Don't Go Fishing ...

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Marge Tindal
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Mama Said Don't Go Fishing ...
~*Marge Tindal*~

Mama said, "Don't go fishing,
unless you've got the bait."
Papa said, "That foolishness
will just have to wait."

So I got to thinking,
I'd like to try a'fishing.
Gathered up my bait,
ambled to the lake just a'wishing.

Sammy's pappy told him
"Son, now you been told.
Don't you ever go fishing,
unless you got a pole."

Sammy thought about it
and decided it was time,
to check out the fishing hole
that was on his mind.

Sammy cast his fishing line
in the waters over there.
Sat and contemplated,
the catch that he would snare.

I saw Sammy fishing,
and being very bold,
I asked if I could take a look
at his fishing pole !

I said, "Now, Sammy,
you ain't got no bait."
"But I've got just what it takes
to pull that fish from the lake."

Sammy looked at me
with a quizzical gaze of surprise.
When I showed him my bait,
you should'a seen his eyes !

What Sammy didn't know was,
that with just one look,
not only did I have the bait,
I also had the hook !

Now that we are wedded,
Sammy tells our little stinkers,
"I fell for your mama
hook, line, bait and sinker !"






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Mark Bohannan
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1 posted 12-30-2000 04:50 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

ROFLMBO...........oh yeah, this is the way it happens.   Just when we think we are in for a day of nothing but fun and play we end up shopping for china and silverware. Thank you my friend.  I needed this one bad.
Mike
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2 posted 12-30-2000 05:06 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

still laughing here...
I had a reply..., but then remembered this isn't adult...
definately a keeper to not throw back... (the poem too)

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 12-30-2000).]
Bill Charles
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Hi Marge,

A very nice ending that I didn't expect, and a very nicely written poem about going fishing.

BC
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4 posted 12-30-2000 05:32 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

This is great. Us girls know that Mama knows best.
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There ain't NO way I'm going to respond to this one! Forget it!! Siberia is way too cold this time of year!! Ya can't make me!! {and I had some REEL good lines, too!!)  
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ROFL ... Oh Marge ... absolutely superb!!! Just loved this one, you're a treasure! I'm still smilin'!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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MarkB~
Tee-Hee !
Glad to send you a big smile !

Mike~
LOL @ you !
It's just a little fishing tail - er, tale !
Thanks for the keeper line !

Bill~
Why, thank you sir !

INot2B~
Yep !  She does at that !

Balladeer~
Drat !  Ya' didn't even take the bait !
Don't they do ice fishing in Siberia ?
LOL @ 'REEL good lines'

Kit~
See, got a good giggle outta ya' !
Keep smiling, hon.
Ya' ain't doing so bad for a 92 year old ! !
Love n' hugs
~*Marge*~


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8 posted 12-30-2000 06:09 PM       View Profile for Mother_Earth   Email Mother_Earth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mother_Earth

Marge, I love it,  Ilove it!!  I, too, was surprised by the ending, but it was better that way.  Love and hugs for the New Year.
               ME
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oh Marge....how I needed a laugh right now...thank you for that my friend...

((hugs))
Charisma
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this is so cute. i loved it. great job.
love and light,
Richard

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My "ex" taught me how to fish... Gotta reel 'em in really slowly...just enough slack on the line so they don't feel it... if'n it's a big'n, you can alway net'em when they get along side the boat.... um.... funny... he got away....

This is reely cute, ya know???...
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MotherEarth~
Glad to catch you with surprise !
Thanks for the reply.

Charisma~
Well, gal - I'm tickled to know you got a smile out of this one.
Keep on grinning - looks good on you !

MaxTec~
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

Nan~
LOL @ got away.
Sometimes you gotta cut the line.
I tried that net 'em thang ...
He was 6'3" and threw that net in a ....
Oh .... another tale !
~*Marge*~



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Cute! lol
My mama told me... "you better shop around"
Your poem brings that song to mind. I bet you could come up with a cute poem, if you know that song.
Hugs,
Deb
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you've no idea how much or how long I laughed reading this - the tears are STILL running down my face. and to think I almost didn't read it. I wish I could come up with something witty like 'reel' etc but the only 'fishing' phrase that comes to mind 'are you going to fish or cut bait' really seems inappropriate   Thank you so very much - this one really made my day
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Well, Marge, you hooked me with the title.    Just want you to know I read this one to my folks and we all had a great laugh! Sounds like a great catch to me.  

To love another person is to see the face of God.
- Les Miserables

Marilyn
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BloomingRose~
Thanks, gal.
I do know that tune and will put it on the back burner.

Wilfred~
LOL !
I almost used that 'cut bait' line !
So glad you got such a big chuckle out of this.

KCS~
Awwwwww !
Now knowing that you shared it with others
gives me a great big smile.
Thank you for letting me know.
~*Marge*~


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Marge--Tell me where you caught your wit...it so full of delicious, that it's a wonder you could pull it in...I'll bet it did a lot of flip floppin on that there deck.  Love this!
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Martie~
I'm sooooo glad you asked.
I was driving down the road, minding my own business
during the Christmas shopping rush ...
on the side of the road, a couple was fishing -
and that darned little car muse started to sing !
HONEST !
When I got to Wal-Mart, I grabbed a pen and wrote down the lead in line ...
Sooooo ... because I had to wrap presents when I got home -
I parked this one and just got around to it.

It did a little flopping alright !

You're a doll !
*Hugs* n' stuff !
~*Marge*~



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Marge-
   it's me, it's me!!! lol
   i'm so glad i got a chance to
   stick my head in here tonight
   and read this...i love it!!  
   this is just too cute!  
   sure hope i can be around more
   soon...missing you bunches...
  
   love and hugs,
   -vicky



"...until you have read the verse on his
heart, you have not truely met the poet."
-vlraynes


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20 posted 01-05-2001 07:52 PM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

Awwww Marge...*L*

Gotta love it...



I love the time
and in between
the calm inside me
in the space
where I can breathe...

Sarah McLachlan
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VICKY~
I'm sooooooooooooooooooooo gosh-darned glad to see you !
Get that home computer fixed so you can get back here full-time !
I've missed you sooooooooooooooooo much !
Happy New Year, hon !
LOVE YA'

Breathe~
Thanks, gal ... just a little fun here !
~*Marge*~



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Good God Maude...where was I when this one slipped back into the murky blue...love it! Love the responses....

and love the innuendos!
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Karilea~
Ya' must'a been ~

Gone Fishin'

Tee-Hee !
~*Marge*~


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YAHOO MARGE......NICE WRITE........
THE "BAIT " SURE COMES IN NICE PACKAGES
  LOVYA EVEN AFTER...........
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