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Mike The Minnow
by Londis Carpenter

Friday, January 06, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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a fish that was always thrown back

Mike The Minnow

by londis carpenter

copyright 2006


Mike was a minnow.
He lived in a brook,
Where he watched larger fishes
Get caught on a hook.
But whenever Mike bit
On the bait for a snack,
Because he was small,
They would throw him right back.
This made Mike sad.
He had not yet been taught
What happens to fishes
Who get themselves caught.
Mike soon learned in fish school,
With other small fish,
That if he got hooked
He'd wind up on a dish.
So now that Mike's older,
To big to throw back,
He no longer nibbles
On bait for a snack.




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Reviewed by CJ Heck 12/14/2006
Very nice poem, Londis -- children will love this!
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 3/19/2006
hehehhehe, cute...

love joanne
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/20/2006
Cute write!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 1/9/2006
Reviewed by Aberjhani 1/7/2006
Very easy to imagine Aesop reading this delightful poem parable and smiling at how very good and true and wise it is:-) Thank you.
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 1/7/2006
I picture this as a great 'learn from your experience' allegory for a children's book. Do you know a good illustrator?
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 1/7/2006
Seems Mike wised up just in time LOL
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 1/7/2006
So cute.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 1/6/2006
Who says the influence of Mother Goose and Grimm's Fairy Tales in long is the past? Not here! This is neat. . .sharing it with my grandson.
blessin's Minnow Muse,
cynth'ya lewis reed
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 1/6/2006

Wise message through the lines of "Mike The Minnow".

I have enjoyed the reading of "Mike The Minnow", and have learned
a soul building lesson.

You are a Sublime Poet always complying with Poetry's tasks.

May the Mother-Poet keep smiling to You.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU

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