Father’s Day


On Father’s Day

I went to Lake Orange

and caught all the fish that I may.

I would have got more,

but I caught what I could,

and learned of the diff’rence

twixt a can and the should.


On Father’s Day,

I spent at Lake Orange

and caught all the fish  that got away.

I should have got more,

and probably would,

had I did, but I didn’t,

and still, the day was good.


Down at Lake Orange

on Father’s Day,

no fish, for me, isn’t strange.

I went with my son,

which was just as much fun –

a son and his father,

a vegetarian;

which, for the fish, a day even better.





©2013, Marvin Loyd Welborn

revised 19 June 2013


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