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Wishful Thinking

Frank E Gibbard

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Frank E Gibbard

A wish so like a fish


It flits off with a swish


No matter how it's willed


The catch oft unfulfilled


Of fish à la your angling


Rod ever hopeful dangling


Our wishes for the best


Will face the fishing test


Right now an empty net


Re-wish and yet and yet

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A metrical endeavor in iambic trimeter, Frank??? Delightful. :) The choice of form and meter, together with the slippery, elusive fish metaphor adequately captures the sentiment of wishful thinking.



Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Neat. Lines 3 and 4 make an 'epigram' worth while keeping on its own, a crystallization of the whole.

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Hello Frank. This is a delightfully philosophical short poem, the optimism which comes across in the last line is most apt. G. :icon_sunny:

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Such is life when waiting, hoping. Enjoyed the eternal moment.

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