Lucky Fisherman

NLTreasures By NLTreasures, 20th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Lucky Fisherman, Fictious poem about a fisherman who lucks into one of the best catches of a lifetime at sea.

Lucky Fisherman

I’m a salty old fisherman
who spent years on the sea
many strange things
have happened to me
One day on the water
while jigging for Cod
my line snagged in the bottom
oh blessed dear God

I tugged on the jigger
trying to bust free my line
when the bottom starts coming
along with the twine
I started to tire
and stops for a blow
looks over the gunwhale
and whadda know

Me jiggers embedded
in an old muddy crate
then I starts into haulin
for now I can’t wait
It might be a treasure
of lost pirates gold
I know pirates were here
from the stories I’m told

I pulled in the crate
ontop of the cuddy
me two poor ole legs
were turnin’ to puddy
I ripped off the cover
to peer down inside
and what I had seen
sure I thought I had died

There was no gold or jewels
like I formerly thought
but various fishes
cooked in there own broth
There was Tuna and Salmon
all packed in a can
Sardines and Crab Meat
yes sir Mister Man

A good Seafood platter
I hauled up that day
The perfect Jigs Dinner
now wouldn’t ya say
How many fishermen
can you recall
comes back to the wharft
with fish processed and all


Broth, Cod, Crab, Crate, Cuddy, Fishermen, Gold, Gunwhale, Jewels, Jigger, Jigs Dinner, Lucky Fisherman, Pirates, Processed, Puddy, Salmon, Salty, Sardines, Seafood, Wharft

Meet the author

author avatar NLTreasures
I was born and raised in Bryants Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, in 1957
I enjoy writing Poetry, short stories, and creating videos with Music. My website can be found at

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