Friday, January 10, 2014

664 : The Baited Hook


The Baited Hook

Said one little fish
To another little fish
Ignore the baited hook!

Said the other little fish
To the first little fish
What harm is there to look?

Said the first little fish
To another little fish
You really must beware!

Said the other little fish
To the first little fish
I promise I’ll take care.

Said the first little fish
To another little fish
This urge, I beg you fight it.

Said the other little fish
To the first little fish
What harm is there to bite it?

Said the first little fish
To another little fish
I swear I’m never wrong!

But the other little fish
Gave a brief little swish
Then he and the bait were gone.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2014
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12 comments:

  1. That is very sweet dear Cosmo and a lesson there too!
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Thank you Dianne. Nice of you to visit.

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  2. Oh yes beware, that baited hook.

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  3. Oh, that temptation be a cruel mistress! :)

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    1. Ultimately, all mistresses are cruel.

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  4. What a delightful poem you've written, J.C.! Reminds me of the story about the cat who ate cheese, and waited for the mice with baited breath.

    Peace and joy.

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  5. if you can illustrate, this would make a great little book ~

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  6. I think I know that little fish. Well, I remember the Tartare sauce, at least.

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  7. I think I have been that little fish - more often than I care to remember.

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