Mermaid

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In the bottom of the sea;
Lies the phenomenal reverie.
A mermaid piercing  the ocean;
Pledging to be free.

The mermaid’s hair;
Swirling like ripples of water.
Beauty oh so perilous;
Heaping pile of slaughter.

Upon reaching the surface;
A mildly peculiar land.
Approaching of a Sailor;
Extending out a hand.

The Sailor wishing to hunt;
The mermaid’s peaceful life.
To capture and to take;
As a lawfully wedded wife.

Knowing the sailor’s lust;
The cause of all the fuss.
The mermaid gaining trust;
Made him bite the dust.

In the bottom of the sea;
Lies the phenomenal reverie.
A mermaid piercing the ocean;
Pledging to be free.

 

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Posted for Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. This is beautiful – I’m with the mermaid – “pledging to be free”. Cool topic for a poem.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  2. L. Moon says:

    I like the free mermaid better than the one hooked by a sailor.
    I love your imagination Ms Sunny

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  3. blogoratti says:

    This was a great read!

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  4. Other Mary says:

    You go, mermaid girl!

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  5. I love your opening/ending. So glad the mermaid didn’t lose her freedom.

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  6. What a lovely mermaid tail (Pardon the pun!) Seriously though, that was delightful.

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  7. Mary says:

    Oh that mermaids are real…or perhaps they are?

    (I didn’t see your link at Poets United…though I saw your comment. Perhaps try linking again.)

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  8. Jae Rose says:

    Go the mermaid! May she never be hooked to man or land…

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  9. Amrit Sinha says:

    Brilliant … it’s always fun to read about mermaids. They are beautiful 🙂

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  10. Told as a song almost…perhaps a sailor’s tale or fable. I love mermaids and the freedom they guard closely…beautiful!

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  11. madeline says:

    lovely story telling.

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  12. claireylove says:

    What a charming retelling with a convincing twist!

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  13. wonderful imagery and the way you end the poem, brilliant.

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  14. Loneliness says:

    Amazing…
    Its True something Is not for someone…
    The Mermaid (No Selfishness, No Cruel, No dodge) She was simple and Beautiful…
    She never belonged to the Sailor…
    Touchy Story……”H”

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  15. Myrna says:

    How nice that she made him bite the dust. I loved this poem. I’m still smiling.

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  16. Elizabeth says:

    We must each find our own path through life, be that as mermaid or sailor, or anything else. You remind us, in your well woven tale, that we must do the choosing, and allow others to do the same, no matter what we might be feeling.

    Elizabeth

    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/

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  17. Gillena Cox says:

    what a really lovely animation, ejoyed it as much as reading your poem

    it would be an awful shame to have to lose her mermaid-ness for the love of a landlubber;

    have a Happy Easter, thank you fro dropping in at my Sunday Lime

    much love…

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  18. totomai says:

    The poem flows like a sea. Whoever made the idea about mermaids should be honored. One of the most interesting fantasy creatures.

    Happy Easter

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  19. kelvin s.m. says:

    Such a mysterious character you have told so nicely here. I’m glad she didn’t trade the ocean for a different fate in the land. I like your rhymes that easily flow in here line after line. Happy Easter to you & yours!

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  20. kaykuala h says:

    Mermaids are such fascinations. It fulfills the cravings of those lonely sailors hoping to spy one in the oceans. Your poem has an even flow – beautifully done Sanaa!

    Hank

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  21. Gabriella says:

    I wonder whether mermaids can ever get free.

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  22. CC says:

    We don’t typically think of the mermaid’s beauty as perilous….I like your take on this and the way she protected herself instead of just naively falling prey to the sailor’s lust. Great 🙂

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  23. Brother Ollie says:

    Tight lyrical piece!

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  24. Panchali says:

    Ouch…!! Poor sailor….Beautifully done, Sanna!!Legends of sea serpents and the alluring mermaids still fascinate me… 🙂

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  25. Sumana Roy says:

    what a delightful read!!…

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  26. G L Meisner says:

    A fun take on the selkie and mermaids myths.

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  27. Ankita says:

    Your write reminded me of Arial(Mermaid in Disney) ..one of my favorite childhood cartoons. Beautifully done! 🙂

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  28. glad you are feeling better

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  29. humbird says:

    The poem feels so light like the ripples on the calm sea, so the mermaid – happy as can be, true to herself ~ nice story telling x

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  30. a magical poem ~ beautiful imagery 🙂

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  31. I’m in love and willing to bite the dust… 🙂

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  32. loved all your little details.

    you make me want to go deep-sea diving…..ah, but it’s not quite summer yet! 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

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