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Water Babies

The little children gathered and delighted in the sight
The sparkling of the river, like tumbling jewels dancing bright
The mermaids in the waterfall did sing ‘Come children one and all’
The children laughed and danced, for the sirens song they did fall.

To the hearts of the little ones stripping down to their underwear
No shame no false pride their innocent souls laid bare
They all jumped into the water; kicked and splashed it was such fun
Then the mermaids stole the laughter, from each and every one.

The mermaid with the green hair had enticed them all to play
Not one of the little children is now with us on this day
Just like the Pied Piper who called them with his lilting flute
They heard the voice of the mermaids, but little children are not astute.

Where were the parents who should watch over children at play?
Why was no one there when the mermaids enticed their prey?
The fairy of the Water World was shocked by what she saw
Her wrath she vents on the mermaids, the crows around did caw

The carrion picked the eyes out and made nests out of green hair
But still the children were gone; no one had taken heed of their prayer
The fairy of the water world shed tears but then thought maybe
Her tears touched the innocent souls, each transformed to a water baby

The water babies are now happy; they can play in water all day
But alas for their poor parents it is on their knees they pray.
There one can still hear the laughter the joy the fun 
Also the sound of the waterfall as the terror had begun.
© 9/04/2013 Collaboration  Mandy Tams and H J Horsman

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  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Amazing collaboration to create such an artistic fantasy. WOW

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:43:00 AM
    Great collab from two great story-tellers...Awesome!

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 12:59:00 PM
    This is incredible congrats to you both ....Seren

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Wonderful collab, Mandy and Harry, thnx for sharing, amazing fantasy:) Jag

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:37:00 AM
    Thanks Mandy, love the story line, and the inspiration,

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:02:00 AM
    you guys created a great fantasy write together. I just had to come take a peek at THIS one. WHo developed the idea to do water babies? And how did you do the collab, Mandy? did you do alternate stanzas? it sounds like fun.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 4/11/2013 7:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    long story Andy its was a joint project started by a different piece of writing and it inspired this a definite 50/50 piece xx
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 12:38:00 AM
    You and Harry were truly in-sync when you came up with this gem. Poetry at its finest, Mandy. Well done, my friend. :)

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 4/11/2013 3:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Delysia xx
  1. Date: 4/10/2013 6:21:00 AM
    WOW! A collaboration of two great minds! How awesome! :) The subject matter is captivating...I honestly had no clue where it would lead and I'm usually good at that! ;) I applaud you both.

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
    Date: 4/10/2013 6:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a compliment Eileen, and we both thank you for the 'great minds' Recognition finally lol xx