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Out Fishin\'

Going through my recently deceased Dad's things I came across a post card of Diamond Lake with the following Poem on it. Just thought I'd share:

OUT FISHIN'

A feller isn't thinkin' mean ... out fishin
His thoughts are mostly clean ... out fishin
He doesn't knock his fellow-men
Or harbor any grudges then
A feller's at his finest when ... out fishin.

The rich are comrades to the poor ... out fishin
All brothers of a common lure ... out fishin
The urchin with the pin and string
Can chum with millionaire and king
Vain pride is a forgotten thing ... out fishin.

A feller gets a chance to dream ... out fishin
He learns the beauties of a stream ... out fishin
An' he can wash his soul in air
That isn't foul with selfish care
An' relish plain and simple fare...out fishin
A feller's glad to be a friend...out fishin
A helpin' hand he'll always lend...out fishin.

The brotherhood of rod and line
An' sky an' stream is always fine
Men come real close to God's design...out fishin.

A feller isn't plotting schemes...out fishin
He's only busy with his dreams...out fishin
His livery is a coat of tan
His creed to do the best he can
A feller's always mostly man...out fishin.

-By Harry Lee Burgess

The card looks pretty old. On the back it says Diamond Lake, one of the most famous fishing lakes in the northwest.

Hope you enjoy,
Phishin Phool
 

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Re: Out Fishin\'

thanks for sharing that poem, phishin phool,knowing that it came from your fathers belongings brings a warm smile to my face, i really thought alot of your father.
 

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Thanks Fishalot, Ripalip31 and Salmurai.
I know Dad thought alot of you too Ripalip31.

Good Fishin
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Thanks for sharing that, I've never seen that poem before. A quick google search on the author didn't reveal anything. That the card features Diamond Lake makes it a very nice family heirloom.
 
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