Little Red Fox - A Day at the Docks

Little Red Fox - A Day at the Docks

A Poem by Joshua McNay
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Part poem, part short story just a little something I wrote to write in a happier tone.

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Here we have another tale of the little red fox,
Who paced back and forth in his favorite red socks.
Any minute now he had to meet Morris at the docks,
Oh no! I'm late! just look at the clock, said the little red fox.
Who hustled and bustled out the front door,
he passed Mr. Hare, "oh my such a hurry, what for?"
You didn't know? You didn't read? It's the annual fishing tourney,
Morris and I will win this year, yes siree.
Well good luck shouted Mr. Hare, but the fox was already too far away,
I hope I wasn't rude thought the fox, I'll apologize another day.

It will have to wait, there are fish to catch,
And a sweet prize we will surely snatch.
We have always had an edge, Morris and I,
This was our year, why would anyone else try?
As the little fox approached the busy dock,
He noticed a ton more people, he was in shock!
Competition is fierce this year he thought,
But I have my pal Morris, I will worry not.
Hey Morris! The fox shouted loudly,
As Morris sat on the bow of the boat proudly.
The S.S Too Much Booty was the name of their boat,
They got it from Rusty the fisherman, he was a mean old goat.

They loaded their rods and their bait just so,
The pair was nervous, they couldn't let anyone know.
I got the best bait, look here Morris, Oh wow that stinks!
Yeah I got them from Zeke, you know from Antelope Antiques,
You got bait from an antique shop? Morris asked confused.
Of course silly! Zeke has the best, trust me, we can't lose!
The sun was high, and it was about that time,
The competition was set to begin, at the second bells' chime. 
Ding! went one, and the boys got ready,
Alright Morris you have the control, keep her steady.

The little fox had been waiting for this since last year
Ding! went the second and everyone sure did cheer.
The third annual fishing tournament was finally underway!
The two raced to their spot, it was a little out of the way.
Far to the left of old critter creek,
was the spot they picked earlier in the week.
They arrived and no one else was around,
Dropped their anchor, it was a ways to the ground.
They grabbed their rods and began to cast,
Trust me Morris! With this bait we'll catch fish fast!
Morris still doubting the fox's bait choice,
Once they catch their first fish, he would surely rejoice.

Time passed by, but no fish were biting,
The Fox admitted this was far from exciting.
As the two talked, they finally got a nibble,
See Morris! Exclaimed the fox, it was worth the extra nickel.
Ok you were right, he replied. Now let's pull them in!
You got it! Shouted the fox, as he reeled his in,
He began to reel it in, he could feel the line getting tighter,
The little fox was struggling, this fish was a fighter.
Reeling even harder, the fish was no match,
Morris grabbed the net, snagged the fish, what a catch!
The little fox with his antique shop bait,
Just caught his first fish, he felt great.
A just like that, they caught fish after fish, 
Setting free any that were smaller than the biggest fish.
I think we've caught enough, Morris said, and it's getting late,
If we want to win this thing we can't make the judges wait.

So the pair headed back, with a fish or two sure to win,
As the pulled into the dock, so many fish had already been turned in.
Don't sweat it, the fox told Morris, we got this no question,
We clearly having the winning fish in our possession. 
They turned their fish in to the judges, now we wait,
It wasn't too long of a wait for them, which was great.
The judges called everyone back, they've made their pick,
Third place went to the always charismatic porcupine Rick,
Second place went to, Pelican Pete,
Not surprising, with his pouch, fishing was quite an easy feat.
The time had come, time to present the first place trophy,
Win or lose Morris, the fox said, I am happy you fished with me. 
As the judge approached the podium, one final time,
The crowd became restless, keeping them waiting was a crime.
This year's first place winner is...The duo of Willie and Morris!!
The crowd erupted, you hear that Morris? They are cheering for us!
They approached the podium and stood next to their prize winner,
Have anything to say boys? Yeah replied Morris, Let's eat this for dinner!

© 2016 Joshua McNay


Author's Note

Joshua McNay
Review if you like. I wanted to write something lighter than I normally do. I'd love to hear your opinions on it.

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This is a cute story in poetic form. A little wordy in some spots that interrupt the flow, but all in all a great piece of work. I had a rather lengthy, specific review typed in here and lost it all after I forgot to hit submit and hit the back button on my tablet! A mind is a terrible thing to lose!

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Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Well I appreciate the condensed version of the review. I imagine the lengthy one would have been won.. read more



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This is an interesting take, to make two poems on the same story. This is a really cutesy poem but has actual progression and tells the small tale of his little fox.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Thank you! I tried to keep some aspect of a story to it. I am happy it was an enjoyable read.
Lol. I love this. ^_^ Good little story/poetry. Sounds like it could be a little book. He he.

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Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

I keep hearing that, I might turn it into something. I am glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the rev.. read more
This is a cute story in poetic form. A little wordy in some spots that interrupt the flow, but all in all a great piece of work. I had a rather lengthy, specific review typed in here and lost it all after I forgot to hit submit and hit the back button on my tablet! A mind is a terrible thing to lose!

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Well I appreciate the condensed version of the review. I imagine the lengthy one would have been won.. read more
Laughed my head off. I'd love to see this as a children's book with illustrations - It'd be classic! There were a few couplets that jarred for me ... not sure if that could be because of different accents? Anyhow the story was great and the ending was perfect!! :) Great poem!!

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Andronicus

3 Years Ago

Competition is fierce this year he thought,
But I have my pal Morris, I will worry not.
.. read more
Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Thanks I will look into maybe correcting some, especially the reel them in! I guess I just overlooke.. read more
Andronicus

3 Years Ago

You're welcome Joshua. :) Any time
Enjoyable read and great job my friend!

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joshua McNay

3 Years Ago

Thank you, glad you enjoyed it!

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I write about a Little Red Fox, I hope you enjoy his adventures as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by and as always thank you for reading! Featuring art by Emily Chan, be sure to check her work o.. more..

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