Treasure Island

omar ibrahim

(16/9/1994 / cairo / Egypt)

fishing for a friend


when you go to fish
go fishing for the finest kind
which good anglers always do.

if you're looking for a fine fish
you must choose the purest lake
in which good anglers fish.

if you catch a fine fish
try not to let it get away
good anglers real them in.

you must bring your fish home
a fine fish will quench your hunger
after a long day fishing.

(January,2010, Omar Ibrahim)
(revised by MR.Ronald Peat)

omaribrahim-keats@hotmail.com

Submitted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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  • Simiwuna John (8/1/2010 4:27:00 AM)

    Very nice, i derived a message or two from dis.watever u do, do it well and aim for ur goals, plan on them, the work on bringn then to manifest. (Report) Reply

  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (5/19/2010 2:24:00 AM)

    ‘good anglers’ [good soul] /‘purest lake’ [good thoughts] /‘fine fish’ [the goal] /‘quench your hunger’…[contentment]

    I find a deep message …contemplative poem…not just fishing…[vide supra]
    Voted 10+
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK (Report) Reply

  • Rex Mathew Mathew (5/7/2010 6:53:00 AM)

    I liked this poem a lot........nice line structure, nice use of metaphor. one must always choose a good friend, and that too from a good lot. You must keep to them, for they fill you with all joy... the message was very well conveyed. the poem was also short, which made it more good..since most thoughts come more power-packed and solid in short poems...great thought, well expressed...the fishing work was also felt and it lent a light feel to the poem..GREAT! ! (Report) Reply

  • Zeinab Sherif (2/5/2010 4:53:00 AM)

    a good wisdom from now on i'll call u the mind magnet for u attract everyone's mind while reading he's kept focusing on every word said & then quickly goes 2 the next stanza with great enthusiasm & feel sad when the poem ends.10++++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Eyan Desir (1/10/2010 4:38:00 PM)

    After a long day of fishing....
    i think this is a better last line
    and well done (Report) Reply

  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (1/6/2010 7:36:00 PM)

    Good job Omar
    A friend from of the finest kind, from the purest lake and not letting it go. this is a fresh perception of a friend using fishing as a metaphor. this a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Merna Ibrahim (1/6/2010 9:15:00 AM)

    Good Job Omar, I loved this poem because your style is new! !
    And I like the way you sent your message in, you expressed it perfectly! !
    Great metaphors :)
    I am proud of you my friend :) (Report) Reply

  • Kesav Easwaran (1/3/2010 10:09:00 PM)

    fishing for the 'finest variety' of friends is good fishing...but don't end up eating them!
    good use of metaphor...good write...10 (Report) Reply

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