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    In the deep ballast pool lingers
    A perch so huge and old
    It has forgotten to fear pike;
    A boy of nine summers pops
    His worm bait into the green
    Pond and waits dangling his
    Clarks sandals over the jetty
    The perch glides out flicking
    His red fins at a squadron of
    Minnows which flee the great
    Maw in a sudden silver spasm;
    The worm squirms irresistibly
    On the Woolworth's hook
    Size 12 bought with sixpence
    Last Saturday along with a box
    Of mixed lead shot from bb to
    Swan some of which now bear
    The boy's toothmarks as they
    Keep the porcupine quill erect
    Wham !! The float vanishes as
    The striped monster seizes the
    Drowned annelid and dives
    Under the jetty puzzled by
    The piercing bronze barb
    The boy's rod bends round
    And he feels the jagging as
    The great perch fights the
    Nylon line tied by nimble
    Fingers to the hook's eye
    Mustad from Norway
    They know all about
    Hooks and this one holds
    Fast in the scissor jaws
    The boy steers the fish
    Away from the safety
    Of the line-snapping
    Jetty piles and soon
    It is visible thrashing
    Furiously towards the
    Net which his father
    Holds out carefully
    Knowing that this is
    The catch of a lifetime
    For his sun-browned scion;
    The panicked flanks of the
    Camouflaged predator slip
    Over the lip of the net and
    It is lifted dripping onto
    The warm wooden planks
    "well done son, it must weigh
    At least two pounds"
    They admire the defeated fish
    And then gently slip it back
    Into the pool where it belongs
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    "mysterious girl i wanna get close to you" see, peter andre can say all your saying but in one line.
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    I like you don't often see half decent stuff on here, nice one. not sure about the punctuation on the Wham though. or the word choice at all really. but i'm no literary critic... nice one x
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    (Original post by 22DubDub)
    I like you don't often see half decent stuff on here, nice one. not sure about the punctuation on the Wham though. or the word choice at all really. but i'm no literary critic... nice one x
    If you have fished for perch you will know that Wham !! is what happens when a whopper takes the bait
    Glad you liked it


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