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  Happy Birthday from the Fish
by Jill Eisnaugle
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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A birthday tribute for the fisherman, from his prey: the fish!

Dedicated to my friend, Fred Von Atzingen, for his 73rd birthday


I took your bait, then swam away
Returning safely to the deep
But, we will meet another day
This is a promise I will keep
Some morning when the sky is blue
You’ll see your fishing line go limp
Then, as your hook returns to you
You’ll notice me, upon your shrimp.


You may wonder how you’ll know me
Since, in the past, I’ve come and gone
Look downward when the murky sea
Becomes a dirty shade of fawn
And in the shadows I will wait
Until the time has come to bite
Upon your chosen form of bait –
Food, for which I’ll gladly fight.


One sunrise, when the sky is clear
Your gallant efforts will be hailed
I’ll bring you a moment to cheer
When others notice you’ve prevailed
You’ll proudly hold me in your hand -
The answer to each angler’s wish
This plan will mean my final stand
So, Happy Birthday from the fish!


© 2007 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/15/2007
A unique offering for a fisherman's delght.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/15/2007
A delightful birthday gift, Jill. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/13/2007
Wonderful! Fishermen rejoice --- to finally catch the big one that has constantly evaded them.

I'm sure your friend will enjoy this, and wish him many long and happy years of fishing - from me,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/13/2007
very clever write
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/13/2007
Gotta love it, Jill (and I do!). Well done; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/13/2007
lol This is truly a great birthday fantasy for the avid fisherman, you captured the spirit so well.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/13/2007
No fish ta(il) here, Jill: gotta love it! And love the pic: the one that did NOT get away! Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Hope y'all are safe and didn't get too much of Humberto's wrath.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 9/13/2007
Jill, this is as cute as can be. I loved the images I envisioned as I read this great poem.
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 9/13/2007
Man that's a line! LOL
Cute write. I bet your friend loves it.
God Bless,

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Simon the Snowman

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  2. Please Don't Worry So Much, H.P.
  3. I Know
  4. Higher Ground, Bigger Dreams
  5. Your Love Remains
  6. Against All Odds
  7. The guiding lights
  8. You Change My Whole World
  9. Trust
  10. Faith
  11. BE WISE
  12. Moms Are A Blessing
  13. I Am Honored, for Ron Hull
  14. Dreams. /. sueños
  15. How We Survive
  16. Peace
  17. The Lucky One
  18. Sleep / Sueño
  19. Platonic Love
  20. No Matter What No Matter Where

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