The Mermaid 

Here is an ode to my favorite aquatic creatures. 💙

by Carolyn Glackin 

Oh the beauty of 

The crashing shore

A sound that I 

So dearly adore

Who can resist 

Those frothy waves 

On endlessly sunny 

Summer days…

An earthly delight 

That all should know

Submerged in those waves 

From head to toe 

Oh how I miss 

Those bygone days

When first I spied 

A lovely mermaid 

So beautiful 

So wild and free

This mystical maiden

Of the sea 

With porcelain skin 

And flowing hair 

A graceful creature

With whom none can compare 

And in her eyes 

I saw foretold 

A thousand stories 

As yet untold

And how I longed 

To hear them all

But I knew that soon 

The night would fall

And so I left 

Those beachy waves

And bid adieu

To the lovely mermaid

Never did I see her more 

Not beneath the waves 

Nor on the shore 

But I’ve heard 

If a mermaid 

Meets with your eyes 

She lives in your heart 

For the rest of your life.

Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2017.

Art credit: Victor Nizovtsev.


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