The night before "Fishmas"

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Katmaster Jr., Dec 10, 2005.

  1. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

    Wilmington, NC
    The Night Before Fishmas

    ‘Twas the night before Fishmas, and all through the camp,
    we had grouper for dinner, myself I had scamp.
    The waders were hung, by the fireplace with care,
    in hopes that the fishmeister would visit us there.

    The fishermen were lying around on the couch,
    a crescendo of snoring raised the roof of the house.
    The cook in his apron and me in mine too,
    were wondering what else there was for us to do.

    Suddenly out on the dock, there arouse such a commotion,
    we wondered if we might be swallowed up by the ocean.
    Away to the back porch we ran way too quick,
    tripped over the doorsill and slipped—it was slick.

    The full moon was shining on the tee of the pier,
    and allowed us to see what was standing right there.
    We both rubbed our eyes to be sure they weren’t lying,
    it was a big decked out flats boat, and dolphin that were flying.

    With a pot-bellied old captain, but lively and quick,
    he laughed as he said to call him Captain Nick.
    Far quicker than wahoo, his dolphin they came,
    and amazingly, without cursing, he called them by name.

    Now Hank! Now Roland!
    Now come on and listen!
    On Jose! On Jimmy!
    The bluefish are blitzin’!

    To the mouth of the inlet,
    at the edge of the bar!
    Let’s get going quickly,
    it isn’t too far.

    As shingles and siding, before the hurricanes fly,
    the dolphins they jumped and took to the sky.
    Up on the shack’s roof they landed like mack’rel,
    with the boat full of fly rods, spinners, and tackle.

    Amazingly enough, I heard on the roof,
    the scuffling of flippers and fins sure enough.
    While scratching my head, I quickly spun around,
    as old Captain Nick came through the door in a bound.

    He was all dressed in supplex, including his hat,
    his waders still muddy, from wading the flats.
    A bundle of rods he carried over his back.
    with reels, line, and tackle all stuffed in a sack.

    His eyes they were hiding, behind polarized glasses,
    his cheeks were all sunburned, from fishing the passes.
    His nose was all covered in a zinc oxide white,
    and the stubble of beard on his face was just right.

    The stump of a cigar he clenched in his teeth,
    it hadn’t been lit since he abandoned the reef.
    He had a fisherman’s smile and a big round beer belly,
    and laughed like he had a Saturday morning show on the telly.

    Yes he was chubby to fat, but a jolly old soul,
    I knew he’d be good company, at the old fishing hole.
    He winked as he spoke, and smiled widely too,
    saying here’s some new fishing goodies for you.

    He went to his work, going all over the shack,
    muttering let’s leave it all, I don’t have time to come back.
    After laying the rods all around with great care,
    he put his finger to his nose and suddenly just wasn’t there.

    He had sprung to his boat, still laden with toys,
    and called to the dolphin, away now please boys.
    But we all heard him cry out, as he disappeared into the night,
    Merry Fishmas to all, and to all a good bite!

    By the way, I got this poem out of the (North Carolina sportsman magazine)

    Hope you enjoyed it! :) Who-ever wrote it is apparently a true fisherman just to be able to think up something like that, LOL :D
  2. Rainman4u2

    Rainman4u2 Guest

    That was pretty good, thanks for sharing.


  3. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

    Wilmington, NC
  4. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

    Fairbury, Illin
    Thanks for sharing. Dick
  5. jholl949

    jholl949 New Member

    Mannford. Oklah
    That was definitely a different take on ole St. Nick but interesting anyway. Good post, Zakk.
  6. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

    Good poem, maybe some of the B.O.C members can come up with a poem using B.O.C. members Name, I do not have a way with words or I would give it a try! :D
  7. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

    Wilmington, NC
    Yeah, I dont have a way of words eithier, but that would be cool though. :)
  8. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

    Bedford, Kentucky
    That's awesome Zakk. Thanks for sharing, Vern
  9. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

    Wilmington, NC
    he, he......... :D :D :D :D
  10. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed that! Thanks for sharing! Merry Fishmas!! :)
  11. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

    Wilmington, NC
    :D Merry fishmas to you and everyone else also! :)
  12. shania

    shania New Member

    San Leandro, Ca

    Now "That" is what this Holiday season is all about - "A Laff & A Smile" :happy: :D
    My Wife & I (and some friends) got a kick out of that - "That was OK in my book " !!!!!

    Take It Easy & Marry Fishmas Buddy ;) ,
    Bert :cool:
  13. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

    Wilmington, NC
    Glad you and your friends/family got a kick out of it! You have a merry fishmas too bud. :)