I'd rather be fishing!

Most saturdays I'd take my son

to go fishing down by the dock

Take him away from video games

away to a place without a clock


Because we tell time by

the position of the sun

We go home when dark approaches

We'd always have so much fun


I taught my little boy how to fish

and I'm so proud of those moments

Now that he's a teen I just wish

that we had more of those times


But I've got his picture on the wall

of him holding up those bluegill

and boy, he looks so small!

My boy is turning into a man!


  • willyweed

    You gave him life, let him live it.
    let him spread his wings and become the fine up standing young man we all know he's going to be!
    Your poem is precious, there is nothing like a mothers love. ww

    • Christina8

      Thank you so much for your wonderful encouraging words! I appreciate it!

      • willyweed

        YW Christina!

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks for sharing CHRIS it must be awesome to be a MOM ~ especially when they are BABIES. I'm sure you noticed (especially as you are a Nurse) that Babies grow and after 12 very interesting years of development (I've got Friends who are MOMS) ~ overnight they turn into TEENAGERS ! Then as you know the "Pleasure of Parenthood" really start ! I hope to find out for myself one day. An elegant poem ~ thanks for sharing ~ Hugs for a lovely MOM ~ Your Friend BRIAN

        • Christina8

          Thanks so much for such kind encouraging words! Thanks for the hugs, they were needed. Christina

        • Tony36

          Great write, all just part Of growing up

          • Christina8

            Thanks Tony! Much appreciated!

            • Tony36


            • WriteBeLight

              Yes. You know how I feel about my son and I know your son is terrific, as terrific as his Mom. BTW fishing is a great thing to teach. Does get them outside in a quiet environment with fresh air!

              • Christina8

                Thank you for your generous comment, WBL! It's great in summer, but it leaves us with less to do in winter. Especially with the negative wind chill numbers like today! Thanks again, you made my day!

              • Vic E

                Those memories are the best. Something to look forward to in our old age.

                Nice poem

                • Christina8

                  Yes, I had never thought of it that way. Being a grandma and going fishing or just having those sacred memories. Thanks for your thoughtful comment!

                • Daniel

                  A wonderful touching poem, absolutely beautiful!

                  • Christina8

                    Daniel, thank you so much for your uplifting review. SO appreciated!

                  • P.H.Rose

                    One word
                    Brilliant !!!
                    Love it

                    • Christina8

                      Thank you so much! I appreciate it more than you know!

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