Waiting (WDYS #138)

The bright red boat sat waiting

Waiting for him to arrive

To swiftly take to the water

Rocking over the waves

In search of the perfect spot

He was in his element

Attuned to the lake

In a Zen state waiting himself

For that first little nibble

To bring in the big one

And capture all he can

But the time never came

A sign went on the boat

Announcing it was for sale

The fisherman can’t come

He’s casted his last line

Leaving behind a legacy

And an empty bright red boat


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See (WDYS) #138

Boat Notes

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I received your note

And replying I wrote

I’d love a ride on your boat

I grabbed my coat

And a lunch I could tote

With bread made of oat

For this party afloat

But there was no time to gloat

Because of a pain in my throat

There was not enough time to properly dote

Upon the grandeur of your houseboat

For you said and I quote…

“Go away you’re sick!”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – throat