Fishin’ Pole Blues

Inching toward the prize, I’m almost there. I can see it. Hell, I can smell it. It’s almost within my grasp.

It’s been a long road to get here. Years I’ve toiled; miles I’ve traveled and hours I’ve spent thinking about it when I haven’t physically striven to arrive right where I am. Right now. Right here. Just another…

It’s…

Gone.

“Mom! That other horse ate my carrot!”

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11 thoughts on “Fishin’ Pole Blues

  1. The trick in the humour which i do appreciate is the sort of twist in the end. Humour that leads us along then hits us with what we don’t expect is always very refreshing. I think its important to make your reader think, you can’t do all the work for them, it also allows them to interpret from their own context. Leave them guess and wanting more what could be more delightful for a writer. Have a good evening Linda.

  2. Well done, It’s succinct and expresses a lot about the struggle we have during our life to succeed, only to realise someone has beaten us to the real prize.
    lol I hope I got your gist.

  3. I like it when you allow the reader to think a little on his own. I find that with poetry as well,to leave the reader with interpretation. Humour can be tricky at times due to culture and language but like poetry, there is always room for interpretation and I think that’s okay too. I like to hear different perspectives some get on some of my poems that are totally not what I was thinking …but it just makes it that much richer.

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