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Those Boyhood Days

Story ID:6235
Written by:Monte Leon Manka (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Hemet CA USA
Year:1935
Person:Fishin, Chelsea Kansas Kid
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Those Boyhood Days

Those Boyhood Days

As I gaze upon this peaceful scene
Iím back on that riverbank
With cane pole in my hand
Ready to give it a yank

When some hapless catfish
Goes swimming by
And swallows my bait
Itíll be so nice to see him fry

And placed upon my plate
At supper time
Love to be back there
Wetting a line.

The sight and sounds that I hear,
While sitting in the shade
Waiting for a bite
Tis a riverbank ďserenadeĒ

The buzz of those pesky flies and mosquitos
The Croak of the Mighty Bullfrog
Song of a Mocking bird
The barking of some far off dog.

Life is such a distant thing
As your mind wanders aimlessly
Not a care in the world
As you wait anxiously

For that bobber
To be pulled under the water
By some giant fish
Channel cat or Blue cat, doesnít matter

So Iíll sit here and dream
Of the past
And revel in my memories
That will forever last.

Monte l. Manka 08-08-10