The Fisherman

a children’s poem by Thomas Davis

“I’m going fishing,” said the king.
“I’m going early in the morning.
I’m going with my counselors.
We’re all to go a fishing.

“I’ve hired a boy to bait the hook.
I’ve hired a lad to hold the pole.
I’ve paid a boy to slip the fish
From off the hook into the creel.

“I’m going fishing,” said the king.
“I’m going early in the morning.
I’m going with my counselors.
We’re all to go a fishing.”

8 Comments

Filed under Poetry, Thomas Davis

8 responses to “The Fisherman

  1. This is wonderful, Thomas – you need to publish a book with all your children’s poetry!

  2. Let us fish with Our Lord for all mankind, Thomas!

  3. Thomas, there is so much to be read into this. It’s great!

  4. Julie Catherine

    Thomas, this is delightful; with a wealth of meaning – I wonder if the ‘king’ actually has a choice? LOL. Loved this! 🙂

  5. Were you hoping to bring them up to be subversive? 😛

  6. What fun … and perhaps a little profound … or is that just because I’m reading it too much like an adult?

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