My Kingdom For A Bait!

Dan Dawson Sr. By Dan Dawson Sr., 10th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This piece takes a humorous look at a man on his vacation and the pain and frustration that can sometimes be a part of the reality of fishing. Enjoy!

My Kingdom For A Bait!

A bait! A bait! My kingdom for a bait!

Quick the school is leaving, there’s no way to wait.

Ten bucks, even twenty, a hundred, anything.
My tackle box, my favorite rod. Here take my wedding ring!
Everyone else’s rods are bent double. Their coolers are filled to the top.
But now the school seems to be leaving, and the action’s going to stop.

A bait! A bait! My kingdom for a bait!

Just name your price, I’ll pay it twice. I will not hesitate.

This is the last day of my vacation. I haven’t had a bite.
I started early every morning, and fished late every night.
Then this school just shows up out the blue and bites on everyone’s lines.
And of course there’s only one without bait, and of course that one would be mine.

A bait! A bait! My kingdom for a bait!

Don’t make me beg. Don’t make me cry. Please don’t seal my fate.

But then this man came up to me and said “Here’s a dozen just for you”
He said, “I don’t need your money, Just a smile and thank you will do.”
I simply couldn't believe it. I hooked one and started to run.
I cast it over the railing, but then I was the only one.
The school was by now on the horizon. The fishermen were leaving too.
Right then and there I didn't feel like living… I mean, hey come on would you?

The moral to this story is … Always have plenty of bait!

Because when the school shows up and your hook is bare,
it will be painfully be too late!

By Dan Dawson Sr.
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author avatar Dan Dawson Sr.
Dan Dawson Sr is a Native South Floridian and a very diverse writer. He has a love for poetry, outdoor, spiritual, health, design and fiction.

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author avatar Dan Dawson Sr.
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Hey Guys,
Thank you for reading, sharing and following!
I am really just getting started at this, so you all are very important to me and my family.
Our life has really been changed since our accident. Thank you again!
I have a compilation of fishing related pieces in an eBook on amazon called “Fast Casts” for $2.99
It is also set uo as a “Share” file.
It was our first. I will be rereleasing a newer version as soon as I can with more pieces, on more sites and better format & editing.
I’d also love to work with artists and maybe even photographers to enhance things.
If you get it, please give a review and share.
It is a huge help to us!
And…It will help me write more!
I eventually want to provide audio files.
Thanks again!!!
Only the best,

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