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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
this is about a family that struggles with money and relies heavily on the father to bring home fish every day just so they can eat

Submitted: January 24, 2012

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Submitted: January 24, 2012



Gone fishing,

Says the sign

That hangs above his door;

But if he returns

With empty hands

They won't be eating anymore.


Gone fishing

Says teh man

To his children and his wife;

But if the streams

Are running dry

They'll have an even harder life.


Gone fishing

The mother says

When the baby starts to cry;

She weeps for hours

When no one's near

For how hard they have to try.


Gone fishing

Says their son

He wants to help his dad;

He hopes that he

Will catch a fish

So his mama won't be sad.


Gone fishing

The baby coos

As her papa walks away;

The mother cries

And prays to God

They won't be hungry another day.


Gone fishing

The family says

When they need another meal;

They wish that this

Was all a dream

But they know that it is real.


Gone fishing

Says the sign

That hangs above their door;

They caught a fish

But set it free...

They won't be fishing anymore.

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