Gone Fishing

Daddy

Yes Son

Will you take me fishing?

The father leans over and kisses his son goodnight

And tells him

When I look at you I can see a lifetime in your eyes

And I promise I will be there always

Holding his sons tiny hand they step out on the ice

They’re going to his favourite spot the one his Daddy would bring him to

Snow covers the ice like a soft woollen blanket

And when the wind blows it picks up the snow spiralling it across the frozen lake

The father looks back and sees his sons tiny footprints in the snow

And tells him

When I look at you I can see a lifetime in your eyes

And I promise I will be there always

He shows his son how to drill holes through the ice

How to pick the best willow branches for their home-made tip-ups

The meaning of patience as they jig their lines waiting for fish to bite

Time goes by so fast

As they share their sandwiches and coco together

Laughing

Catching fish out on the ice

Their day has come to an end

And as the father kisses his son goodnight

He tells him

When I look at you I can see a lifetime in your eyes

And I promise I will be there always

Many years have passed

The little boy has become a young man

The memory of that day fishing with his Dad is still his best

The young man walks into the room and sees the old man alone

Sitting in the corner

Come on Dad lets go fishing

The young man takes his Daddy’s hand as they walk out on the ice

The snow is gently falling

The son looks back and sees his father’s tiny footprints in the snow

And he tells his Dad

When I look at you I can see a lifetime in your eyes

And I promise I will be there always

Time goes by so fast

As they share their sandwiches and coco

Laughing

Catching fish out on the ice

In the Hospital room

The young man leans over his father

He gives him one last kiss goodnight

And he tells him

When I look at you I can see a lifetime in your eyes

And I promise I will be here for you tonight

The young man

Returns home

His little boy can see the sadness in his Daddy’s eyes

Daddy

Yes Son

Will you take me fishing?

The father leans over and kisses his son goodnight

And he tells him

When I look at you I can see a lifetime in your eyes

And I promise I will be there always

Written by,

Heather Barkhouse

 

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About moosewalker

Recently I have learned to accept myself imperfections and all. I have always defined myself through others because I was afraid. Afraid to let people see the real me, afraid they may not like me, afraid they may break my heart. Standing here today I’ve been through all of that and I’m OK. I have found my voice through my writing and although I am a work in progress I finally feel free. Expressing myself and being honest with myself has allowed me to emerge from my shell. I haven’t completely discarded it for it’s been my hiding place all of my life. I’ve just redecorated! My greatest joy comes from having my words delight, inspire and move you. Please put your comments I love reading them. “Standing on the rock arms outstretched I can touch heaven and earth “ Love Always, Heather
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