Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fishing or Fished--By Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson--Canary Islands

Fishing or Fished

A man once went fishing in a loch
Hoping to catch a haddock
So he cast in his line
Seeing the fish playing fine
Hoped to get one to dine
But “Nessie” grabbing line
Pulled him in
Saying "You're mine" …

Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson is a coal miner’s daughter, the only girl among 6 lads. A young mother to a son, she became a widow before she turned 18.  Patricia, then, married her childhood sweetheart who fathered her lovely son and two wonderful daughters.  Her children encouraged her to pursue her own talents.  After 51 years of marriage, she became a widow again recently.  She fills her time with poetry, helping others whenever she can.


  1. Your poem made me smile and reminded me of the years I watched my Dad go fishing and how much fun he had using his hobby as his way to relax and forget his troubles. Thank you! I really enjoyed the read.
    Love, Charlene

  2. Hmmmm, that is the question Pat. So cute - love it...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Dear Pat,
    Your poem gave me a great laugh. (Still giggling as I'm a fisherwoman.) One time I spent hours trying to pull up what I thought was a very large Goliath Grouper. By the time I could see it in the water, I realized it was a 15-foot Tiger Shark. He had been "playing" with me all afternoon. Once he surfaced, he took off and stripped the line from my rod. At least I didn't become his lunch. LOL Great work! Love and blessings, Carolyn Devonshire

  4. An amusing and entertaining piece that warms the heart and brings a grin... Thanks for sharing!

  5. Very entertaining Pat. My brother, a career military man, was fishing over the sea wall at Fort Monroe, Va using chicken to see if he could catch a shark. He had 100 pound line and a large hook on his reel. About midnight his reel began to sing. He grabbed the rob and put his thumb on the reel to slow down the fish. It burned his thumb. He braced his feet against the sea wall and waited for the fish to run out of line. The fish never wavered he was headed for open ocean. When the line reached the end it went "SNAP" and was gone. He was real glad the line broke. Bob

  6. Lol. Nice one, Patricia. It is good seeing your work here on Whispers. Blessings and thank you for sharing.


  7. This is fabulous, Patricia. Loch Ness is real, yes?