Dead Fish Don't Bite

Poetry is a rhythmic word dance that moves to raise awareness, stir emotion, and promote change. Dead Fish Don’t Bite is an expression of joy, sorrow, trials, and victories. It’s no secret that life is full of weighty distractions that rob our good intentions and steal our focus. Each day, a plethora of lines and hooks dangle in front of us, vying for our attention. Which is baited? Which is a lure? Dead Fish Don’t Bite is a looking glass that reflects your unique situation and draws you to the Master’s feet. The spoken word compels you to explore the message, discover the truth, and venture beyond the edge of the hook to take the bait—the gift of salvation. “And He said to them, ‘Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men’” (Matthew 4:19). The choice is yours. The hook has been baited, but dead fish don’t bite.The Lord calls heav’n and earthTo witness your choiceOf life and its blessingsOr death and divorceHe says you should choose lifeFor you and your kids’Cause the life that you chooseMay cause them to liveWhen we choose the lit pathAnd live in the landThe Father will bless youIf you follow His planYou see, when God is your lifeYou’ll do what He tells…And anchor your heart…And take down your sailsDeu-te-ron-omy thir-tyIs black and it’s whiteThe hook has been baitedBut…dead fish don’t bite


--Teressa Waters