FALLING IN It started out just like any other day, on that lazy river Lines with worms and bluegill heads, some with chicken liver. Seven good friends sharing time and laughter on the water The bite was slow and fleeting, we hoped it would get better. We always bring our stories, good food and plenty of beer Leaving all our troubles lay at home, we dont need them here. And sometimes in the evening, when the fishing is going slow We rely on help from our coolers and put on a pretty good glow! Then on this moonlit summer night, at just about two in the morning Folly and mishap came sneaking in, with out giving us any warning. I was relaxed and peacefully sleeping, feeling lazy sated and fat When Bob said, Jack! Look in the river I think I see Thoms hat! Our minds raced with fevered anguish, our hearts filled with evils dread As we searched the dark cold water, thinking our best friend Thom was dead! Then a voice called out from the darkness, Im over here by the bank I lost my footing then stumbled and fell and I only have myself to thank. Then Will and Dave and Larry and Mitch, woke up and came running to see What all the commotion and fuss was about, wondering what it could be. Thom fell in the river deep and hes holding on to some roots Hes doing fine just soaking wet from his head down to his boots! Then without a moments hesitation, with no fear or grand false pride Mitch dove into the water dark and swam up to Thoms side. I wish that I could tell you Thom, that I jumped in here for you But I was running fast and in the dark I tripped and fell in too! Now with two good friends in the water, it was sure hard not to laugh As it was to cold to go swimming and too soon for their monthly bath. We tugged and pulled and strained our backs but we got them out all right Dripping wet with hair matted down, boy were they a wonderful sight. Whats the best part of our fishing trips? spending time with life long friends And a night on the river in the vast out doors, is great no matter how it ends. Yes weve had our share of troubles and there are other things that have gone bad But they never ever will compare, to all the good times that weve had. Jack Holsky, aka Netmanjack PS....To much beer is NOT! conducive to a successful fishing trip!