AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Edward Patterson, iDavid Page, ijd young, iPatricia Garber, iSherri Smith, iSteven Ulmen, iJames Boyle, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Eddie Thompson

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 128 Titles
· 727 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Oct, 2003

Eddie Thompson, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


While Fishing One Day
by Eddie Thompson

Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Eddie Thompson
•  Ode To Jules
•  Ageless King
•  Somewhere, Sometimes, Someway, Somehow
•  Love Again
•  Loneliness
           >> View all 62

(A fishing trip to relax from the pressures of work turns serious, forcing our fisherman back to the safety of his busy work day.)

I went fishing this morning; I felt the need to get away;
The rat-race kept on turning, though, without me for the day.
My bait was unsuccessful, but nature's lure pulled me in.
I sank into a quiet lull in the still of summer's wind.

"Appearances are everything," the thought invaded my rest.
I ceased to hear the crickets sing or the robin's soft request.
Beneath the luring silence the darkness cried to be heard;
the stillness masked a violence. I grew dizzy, and I squirmed.


The planet is in chaos, hurling through the open space,
and twisting on its axis on a never ending chase,
churning round and round the sun at speeds I could not dream,
the roar must drown out everyone; Would I be heard if I dared scream?

I thought of other fishing holes where men escape to find themselves.
I thought of other hurting souls, as my tears began to swell.
The roar of a billion hurts filled my ears as I stopped to pray.
So, I hurried back to work; I felt the need to get away.

Alabaster Publishing Company

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Glen Lovelace 3/3/2004
You've written much good poetries, Eddie. Why this one for comment?

. . .it takes a fisherman to know one!

I-Mage Glen
Reviewed by Judith Pleasant 2/11/2004
Good write.
Reminds me of when I was younger and the calm that I found in going fishing. "Yeah, women like to go fishing too." It appears you can't find the peace and quiet you so desire. Just chill( or float as I call it) and reach inside and God will help you to find that inner quiet time you need.
Blessings,
Judith

Beneath the Paler Sun 2nd Release by Lori Maynard

Even during the darkest times, a light still shines somewhere. "Beneath the Paler Sun" is poetry inspired by the tougher times and a theme of faith, hope and love is found through..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.