Enchanting lass with tail of fish
Sang sailors to their doom weโ€™re told
Yet many men gladly took the risk
Her divine beauty to behold
Mermaid Hodling Flower
Golden voice and flowing locks were part of her allure
That had men seek her out with thoughs that were impure
For stormy seas, shipwrecks and drownings too, the mermaid has taken blame
but only for the death of her one true love could she sadly, credit claim
in fact her fishy form was due to her great shame
Enchanting lass with tail of fish
lives beneath the blue as a benevolent chaperone
to save men from a watery death has ever been her wish
her life she’d gladly sacrifice for her love’s death to atone
~Melanie Blackwell


Filed under Poetry

16 responses to “Mermaids

  1. I’m fortunate to have met mine

  2. What a love, sad poem. The pictures are beautiful.

  3. Wonderfull and whimsical words and images!

  4. What an enchanting read. I was mesmerized by your words. Love it. Reowr!

  5. Miranda Stone

    Beautiful poem!

  6. Beautiful words. I’ve always been fascinated by mermaids, so this was just the right verse for me. Thank goodness I don’t live near the sea: I’d be on the rocks before you could say ” cheese sandwich”

  7. Beautiful images and such a magical piece of poetry.. I love mermaids

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