Fandango’s Friday Flashback – April 24th

I have a picture of my grandpa on a shelf of my bookcase.  Any photographer would look at it and say it was either underexposed for seeing him or over exposed for a silhouette.  But it is one of my favorite pictures of him.  It has a air of mystery to it that I love.  And it puts him there by a lake in his ball cap (he always wore one fishing) looking at the horizon.  I believe that picture inspired me the day I wrote this back in 2017, originally published here.  Today I share if for FFF.

On The Lake

He was an avid fisherman

Would cast out his line

And be off in another world

Lost in the peace of the day

Soaking up the sun

Admiring the view

Living in the moment

Focused only on the rod

Waiting for that first slight bend

Hoping to catch the big one

 

I have to believe

He is still out on a lake

Catching one after another

At the whim of the wind

Wearing the wings of an angel

Hoping for the Big One

I look out over the lake

It is so still

so serene

I turn my gaze towards you

See the relaxed look on your face

You are in your element

At one with the outdoors

I watch as you cast your rod

Waiting for a bite

You are at peace

In a way I could never forget

I will forever hold

That image of you in my mind

Lost in dreams all your own

 

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

On The Lake

He was an avid fisherman

Would cast out his line

And be off in another world

Lost in the peace of the day

Soaking up the sun

Admiring the view

Living in the moment

Focused only on the rod

Waiting for that first slight bend

Hoping to catch the big one

 

I have to believe

He is still out on a lake

Catching one after another

At the whim of the wind

Wearing the wings of an angel