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Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Do you like my smile?
Do you like my hair?

Do you like my bed?
Or how about my chair?

Do you like me standing here?
Or how 'bout over there?

Do you like my pear-ish shape?
Or like my face that's square?

Do you like my raven hair?
Or should I dye it fair?

Would you like to pet my dog?
Or maybe  ride my mare?

Tell me what of mine you like.
Or do you even care?

Would you like some tea with mint?
Perhaps you need a rest.

I'm fishing here for compliments.
It's what I do the best.

     My friend David L. Harrison has monthly prompts for writing poems on his blog.  The word for May is fog.  And now, he has added a monthly theme--fishing.  But, I didn't want to write about going fishing, or fishing poles and wiggly worms.  So as I thought about writing a poem, I got to fishing for compliments.  Then I had fun putting this poem together.  Compliments are always nice to give and receive.  What would someone say to you to give you a compliment?  Can you write a poem about it?  Do have fun.


  1. Hi, Joy,
    Thanks for writing and sharing your fishing poem. I enjoyed it!

    1. Hey David,
      Thanks for the theme prompt and for stopping by.

  2. Joy,
    I like your spin on the assignment! Good one!

    1. Sounded a lot like FOX IN A BOX to me, Thank you for your compliment.

  3. Fun to see your idea for the theme, Joy. I wrote about this kind of fishing too, but a little bit less happy. Great fun!

    1. I'll make sure I read your poem on David's blog. For me, being happy in children's poetry is important. Thank you.