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The Stone

The Tale below was carved one night,
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won’t believe, but some just might
.........most won’t believe, but some just might



.                         Preface

Well James made Beth his lovely bride
(And angels smiled, though teary eyed)
...their bodies bound, their spirits tied
.........their bodies bound, their spirits tied

Upon her hand, a shimmer shone,
As bright as blood, a ruby Stone 
...and brighter still, as love had grown
.........and brighter still, as love had grown

Soon James was sent to man a sail
So Beth removed her wedding veil
...her eyes were bright, her face was pale
.........her eyes were bright, her face was pale

“Well, I’ll be here when you return”
Said Beth to James, who kissed in turn
...a kiss that made her body burn
.........a kiss that made her body burn



.                         BETH’S TALE

1.              The Dream
One night, within a dream deformed,
The cawing of a Crow informed
“...a Ship was stripped where winter stormed
.........a Ship was stripped where winter stormed

Midst winds and waves the thunder boomed
The Ship of Death was surely doomed
...the sea engulfed, the sea entombed
.........the sea engulfed, the sea entombed

Your James... denied by Davy Jones!
His spirit gone, his flesh and bones
...are resting now amongst the Stones
.........are resting now amongst the Stones”



2.               The Quest

Awoken by the ebon Wight
And beckoned by the baneful bight
...I left before the morning light
.........I left before the morning light

Throughout the realm I rode a roan
Until, in time, I reached the Stone
...where shades and dreams in darkness groan 
.........where shades and dreams in darkness groan 

While skipping up and down the sky
A missing moonbeam mocked my eye
...enough to make a Swallow cry
.........enough to make a Swallow cry

For someone stole a star or two
And something else that fate withdrew –
...my jewel of joy, my James Bijou   
.........my jewel of joy, my James Bijou

The shadows of the evening swelled
Where demons of the dusk had dwelled
...and in the far, a vesper knelled
.........and in the far, a vesper knelled

The Stone, beneath the sky, stood cold –
Between the runes, a vapour strolled
...a cloak of fleecy fog consoled
.........a cloak of fleecy fog consoled

A Raven on a branch, enthroned,
Her wings waved once, a wail intoned
...beyond the bay, a banshee moaned
.........beyond the bay, a banshee moaned

I lay beside the Stone, his bride
I lay beside the Stone and cried
...but were it I, instead, that died
.........but were it I, instead, that died

The rainbow of the moon fell dim
A midnight Swan soon ceased to swim
...as if to hide all hint of him
.........as if to hide all hint of him

Between the willows in the swale
There sang a Bird, a Nightingale
...which left me faint and feeling frail
.........which left me faint and feeling frail



3.              Contact

I felt him breathe within a breeze
Responding to my anguished pleas
...and leaves blew by abandoned trees
.........and leaves blew by abandoned trees

“I miss you too, my darling Beth”
Re-echoed from the Ship of Death
...the future buried in a breath
.........the future buried in a breath
	
The Stone lit up a ruby sheen
And clouds were kindled crystalline
...with consequences, unforeseen
.........with consequences, unforeseen

Above, the wretched Raven soared
To where the Ship of Death lay moored
...beneath, the icy ocean roared
.........beneath, the icy ocean roared



4.               Release

I’m joined with James beneath the Stone,
Though to the Ship my spirit’s flown,
...for nevermore to be alone
.........for nevermore to be alone



.                         Epilogue

That night the wayward winds were weird 
The Ship of Death had disappeared
...coyotes called and mortals feared
.........coyotes called and mortals feared

At dusk, the craven shadows crawled
At dawn, the winds of mourning called
...upon the Stone two names were scrawled
.........upon the Stone two names were scrawled

The Raven sits, with wings outspread,
Atop the Stone which shades the dead
...it sometimes shimmers ruby red
.........it sometimes shimmers ruby red



.                         Epitaph

Between the sounds, where silence seeps,
Their love lives on and never sleeps
...and yet, the weeping willow weeps
.........and yet, the weeping willow weeps



inspired by ~fc~

DEFINITIONS
Wight (obsolete): a supernatural being, creature
Bight: a bay or gulf
Swale: a moist depression in a tract of land


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Just One Ocean Blue

Hearing the sweet melody
	My emotions take me away
		As I listen to the sea
			And the Ocean underway

Feeling the rippling pool tide
	I voice my harmony
		I hear the waves that glide
			They sing their song to me

				Tasting the salty air
					There was a whipping breeze
						Snapping without a care
							And whistling with great ease

				Smelling the sandy wetness
					Where water meets the Earth
						A seemingly relentless
							Undercurrent birth

I hear, I feel, I taste, I smell
	This great big Ocean true
		It is an endless water well
			Where only fish should rule

But, once again, the human rules of life
	Destroy what it does not see
		I can feel this Ocean’s strife
			Can you not hear its plea?

				This Ocean needs humanity
					But what do we do in return?
						We kill it with our insanity
							And never want to learn
	
				Consume not what you cannot give
					Back to this water deep
						I know this Ocean wants to live
							Breathing beauty for all to keep

Just one Ocean blue, once pure
	This water will become a mirage
		We leave Mother Nature with no cure
			We pollute her with our garbage

Everyone should seek the path
	Of preserving this Ocean we need
		She knows a fury full of wrath
			Beware Mother Nature and take heed!

Tammy Ann Rose Snyder

 
  


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Gazing Windward on a summer's Evening

Gazing Windward 
	on a summer’s evening
Loch David Crane
1981

Whose waves these are, I think I know:
   his home is in the sea below.
He will not see me stopping here
   to watch the whitecaps come and go.

Enlisted sailors think me weird
   -- civilian with no duty near—
they stop to wonder, one or two,
   if they can help me out of here.

Up from the depths comes royal blue,
  which lightens into turquoise too;
the aerating bubbles rise
   dissolved to see the cycle through.

Dark and deep beneath the skies
  the pulses in the ocean rise.
So lonely, not a seagull cries;
   so lonely.  Not a seagull cries. 


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From The Lament of The Lucretian

Bear-away, Charlie,
Back her up!
She's filled to the rim like a saltwater cup.
Heat up her engines
Into the lee—
Do you hear that sound?
All hands hoay!
Poor old Lucie's run a ground—
Too late, Charlie,
Let it be.
There goes another man plucked by the sea...


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Feather on the Sea

Feather on the Sea

It wasn’t very long ago Tomorrow was my friend,
Life was like a river rolling lazy ‘round the bend.
Wasting time and then I found that Time was wasting me:  
Took me and it tossed me like a feather on the sea.

Following a fading star I know I’ll never find, 
Like a drunken sailor never looking once behind.
Floating like a feather on an ocean full of foam:
One more dream-struck drifter whose horizons are his home.

Feather on the sea, that’s me, without You,
Jesus rescue me from the sea--take me through.
Feather on the sea.

You can be my compass with Your wisdom and Your will,
Jesus help me travel when I feel I’m standing still.
You can be my map and help me reach that far off shore:
Help me weather every storm no matter what’s in store.

Till I found You I was on an ocean of despair,
Using up my future like it really wasn’t there.
Facing every wind of fate no matter how it blew:
Feather on the sea without a friend till I found You.

Feather on the sea, that’s me, without You.
  Jesus rescue me from the sea--take me through. 
Feather on the sea.


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The Sea-Farers And The Sea

Flow! Flow! Flow!
Thou sea of silence
Carrying friends and foes
Alike.
The gentle sounds of 
Waves lapping thru the
Evening like a moving
Mountain.
 Blow! Blow! Blow!
Thou east wind,thy 
Tender hands caress our 
Gliding bark as we break 
Into the warm waters.
Look! The sun gazes at 
These sea-farers whose 
Quest we know not.
Far beyound the horizon
Lies treasures of untold 
Measures.


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MY OCEAN revised

                          I live by the ocean,I walk in it's foam filled waves.
                                I breathe in its flavor each day.
                 I've been here so long, I can now hear its song
                             and I could never stray too far away.
                     
                  So I head for the waves and the answers they hold.
       I've been doing this since... I was a young boy...about 5 years old
              I sit and I watch,I listen and wait,for to me,my story is told.
                                    My dream of that place far away.
                                 
                            The ocean it seems 
                                           has become part of me.
                       I'm near it, in all of my dreams.
              Wherever I rest..or how I invest,
                  its sounds lets me know what it means.

               I've searched many shores,from the grasses and dunes,
                           to the inlets and up every bay.
                   But my ocean it seems, the one in my dreams
                       may just have been stolen today.

                 I'm left staggered with doubt,all but screamed out,
                                            and struggling to bypass each day.
           Though my heart- may beat true,for the one- I once knew.
                     "Would you use me then push me away?"
     
                 I will reposses my ocean,I will walk along my shores,
                   I still hear it's music playing,inside my bodys core.
           You have stole my wounded heart and hyptnotized my mind.
             Right up to the brink of failure and the aftermath behind.

                I'm looking for my ocean,I know it sat right here.
               I'm searching for my ocean,Does anybody care?
              This ocean that I own...it's mine and mine alone..
                       I will not lend it or leave it... 
                                       or ever mistreat it...
                                         and to it I am married for life.
              
                                             RJM 2013

                   



                  



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Mistress Mare

A thing that is vast, but somewhat obscure.

Full of wonders, there is no doubt to be sure.

Glistening blue under the daylight sky.

You dream of seeing it and traversing it, but why?

Over its horizons, many lands can be seen,

Its wonders a mystery and its beauty serene.

Full of life, a new world found below

Movement is different here, more graceful and slow.

But be cautious of this grand expanse,

For she does much more than sway and dance.

Lives she can claim when she is angered and scared,

overwhelm all who cross her, many vessels ensnared.

Take heed when you cross her path,

Or you will be next to endure her wrath.

Crushed and swept under her mighty hand,

Her cold embrace you must withstand.

Perpetual she is and transient is her rage

But once you fall under, she will be your cage.

treat her well and traverse her with care

Or suffer the ocean, The great Mistress Mare


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Last Words of the Mariner

Lying here in this life’s final berth,
No longer escaping to the sea.
If the greatest lie of all is not birth,
Death is life’s great treachery.

I think back to the times I spent
Sifting through the briny deep,
Deeply inhaling the saliferous scent,
Pleasure enough to make one weep.

The grave awaits me, I now admit,
As mortality is seeping through.
For if eternity is not a infinite pit,
I hope it ends in the quenching blue.


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Along By The Shore

Together on the beach, laying with you
Holding your hand, gazing up at skies of blue
Though our time together is ending, oh how it flew
We both know girl, how our love was true

Young hearts together, without a care
The love in her eyes
The sand in her hair
Beauty like I've never seen before
We're loving each other, Along By The Shore

How will things be when we're apart
It's time to depart, tell you it's a new start
Lets lay here forever with you in my arms
I'm falling so hard, falling hard for your charms

Young hearts together, without a care
The love in her eyes
The sand in her hair
Beauty like I've never seen before
We're loving each other, Along By The Shore

Now I wonder if she can hear me
Hear my calls to her, my cries
Oh how I fell in love
With her blonde hair and brown eyes
And I remember those nights Along By The Shore


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Dream Reality Poem

I love the beach
and ocean so much.
My dear that when
God created the.
Universe and stars
silver blue ocean green.
Beautiful lover then i was
kept a prisoner of your love.
Dear giving natural birth
to a lost and dormant soul.
Babe being trap into your
space oasis for love.

By Kenneth D. Bolden


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Sentinel

Ever long we stare to the East
The waters dance with glee.
Alluring at the very least
This symphony may be. 

We watch those who know this beauty
And those who seek Her cheer,
We watch those who know such bounty
Yet nigh do these folk fear

That this dance be a siren call
A cruel temptress awaits.
Such cacophony nigh to stall 
Virgin people from cold fate

For though Her waters can caress
Enveloped in her folds,
Some foolish bathers are remiss
In the power that She holds.

Hark! To arms! Victims call, 'Distress!'
This sound we dread to hear, 
"Go now! Repulse death's harsh egress,"
As there is ceaseless fear

That there will be tragic failure
An agile step misplaced,
That the Ocean will call once more,
With smothering embrace.

And so we navigate her waves
The pounding force beware,
The mouth of the Devil himself
Comes here-forth to ensnare. 

"Onward, dauntless brothers!" we hear,
"Against the waves we go, 
For there is one who was swallowed
Fight for his life so!" 

Into the mounting fray we dive,
Against the rising swell.
Now such ranks form to hunt for him
And pull from water'd hell.

Mercilessly, cruel time crawls forth
As lungs begin to burn,
Our hope wilts as it comes to pass
The point of no return. 

Yet nigh will we ever desist,
We will reclaim this man.
Duty burns as Sun o'erhead
To bear him back to land. 

Near the shore a whistle blasts thrice,
Do I dare to believe?
The call of a search successful,
A body they start to heave.

Hold for his life dearest brothers
Though the water crash down!
It is in obstinate resolve
That you earned your renown. 

Hold steadfast, continue the watch
Arrogant creatures we,
To think our meager lives our own,
They belong to the sea.


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Reflections

When you look into my eyes.You see yourself.
Reflections of the way, you look at me.
You send into my heart.Your golden warmth.
I'm sending back to you, just what you need..
Reflections..Reflections..Reflections.. 

And everytime I look out to the west.
The sun in the sky.It starts to rise.
And then we see the brighter days ahead.
The mornings we all got up, out of bed.
Then we head out towards the ocean shore.
The waves and the sand, unlock the door.
Reflections..Reflections..Reflections..

And then we see the sails, begin to rise.
With morning fog.Upon the morning skies.
Then I look into your eyes.I see myself.
Reflections of the way.I look at you.
I send into your heart.My golden warmth.
You're sending back to me, just what I need.
Reflections..Reflections..Reflections..

Reflections..Reflections..Reflections..

Reflections-Poetry By Kim Robin Edwards
Copyright 1986,2014..
ALL rights reserved..


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JACK DANIALS I CRY

IF I was a monkey,lived in the zoo.
I swing from the vine,that what I would do.
But IM not a monkey,dont live in the zoo.
So I will drink my JACK DANIALS,give a toast to you.

If the ocean was whiskey,and I was a duck.
I swim to the bottom and never come up.
But the ocean not whiskey,and IM not a duck.
So I will play TEXES HOLDEM,and drink to my luck.

JACK DANIANLS,JACK DANIALS,I cry.
If a car dont roll over me,I will live till I die
If I die meet ST. PETER,at the gate.
If IM drinking my JACK DANIALS,he will have to wait.

JACK DANIALS,JACK DANIALS,cream of the crop.
IM going to drink my JACK DANIALS ,until the day that I drop
When I drop,fall flat on the floor.
IM going to pick my self up,and drink me some more.


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Waking up in Prodromi

Pulling back the sleepy Shawl
Sliding open the glass doors
New Light hits my tired face
And floods across the tiled floor

The room grows with clarity
Gloomy corners lighten
Radiance washes the white walls
My eyes slowly widen

Stretching and yawning
A cold kiss of balcony on bare feet
I step into the fresh glow of morning
Above the scent of trees and sparrow tweet

Waking up over mountains and sea
I stare out to the colours of Cyprus
Towards Aphrodite's baths
And the rich hues of the Akamas

Across this exotic landscape
The sunbeams illuminate all
A cool morning air glides over my skin
And pours into my pores


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Feather On the Sea

It wasn’t very long ago Tomorrow was my friend,
Life was like a river rolling lazy ‘round the bend.
Wasting time and then I found that Time was wasting me:  
Took me and it tossed me like a feather on the sea.

Following a fading star I know I’ll never find, 
Like a drunken sailor never looking once behind.
Floating like a feather on an ocean full of foam:
One more dream-struck drifter whose horizons are his home.

Feather on the sea, that’s me, without You,
Jesus rescue me from the sea--take me through.
Feather on the sea.

You can be my compass with Your wisdom and Your will,
Jesus help me travel when I feel I’m standing still.
You can be my map and help me reach that far off shore:
Help me weather every storm no matter what’s in store.

Till I found You I was on an ocean of despair,
Using up my future like it really wasn’t there.
Facing every wind of fate no matter how it blew:
Feather on the sea without a friend till I found You.

Feather on the sea, that’s me, without You.
 Jesus rescue me from the sea--take me through. 
Feather on the sea.
1968 (Rev. 7-74, 1986)


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JOURNEY ACROSS THE SEA

Castle Heartstone sank into the mists of magic 
The Princess of Magic, spell cast 
For one day, 
we shall return 
When Faeries can play 
When The Wise Ways, 
will always last.. 

Our enemies will never have.. 
What lies in our hearts 
Wonderful things 
Magic, love 
The colour of the seasons 
What it brings.. 

Masts creaked, 
sails held strong 
A fair wind 
for the Heartstone throng 

The Four Kings, 
having command of the ships 
The Princes, 
the navigators 
for they encircled the world in wind 
Queens, for strength 
Princesses, for love and laughter 
Faeries for, joy 

An ocean , so blue 
Its' light reflected in the Heartstone 
Brilliant fire, 
felt in the hearts of many too 

The night, so clear 
You could touch a star 
The Faeries brought one to light the way 
For, Faeries can, at play 
Illuminate their hearts, 
to all those they hold dear 

Such a Tapestry of Stars 
Only a Faerie could weave 
For, they left the world 
Such hearts , grieve 

Soon, the land disappeared from view 
Masts creaked 
Sails held strong 
A sense of something new... 

The Castle was gone... 
Disappeared by the Princess of Magic 
Its' beauty not to be despoiled 
by those they had foiled 

Hidden in the mists of  Magic 
Castle Heartstone, lost in our memories 
such thoughts detected 
on an ocean , so blue 
in its' light 
feelings reflected 

A King , cannot stop the sea 
Storms blew 
The ships held fast, 
for such things never last 

Beautiful treasures were not left behind 
The Heartstone 
The Tapestries 
The Book of the Wise Ways 
Seeds from the Whispering Trees 
Water from the Stream of Sighs 
The memories you can find, 
for you are not alone 

The Eagles of Heartstone, 
came too 
Upon golden wings, they flew 
High up, above 
The ocean , so blue 

The Swords of the Knights, 
were brought too 
Faerie magic, sometimes not enough, 
to stop an enemies bluff 

The ships were filled with song 
The beginning of the end.. 
The end of the beginning.. 
Hope and love, 
in the hearts of this happy throng 

Days filled with golden sun, 
a little rain too 
Upon oceans of blue 

Each day 
The king of air launched the Eagles 
They soared high, 
to find the land 
that was meant... 
For, magic cannot die


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MESSAGE LOST

This internal conflict 
I cannot fight 
This is not black and white 
This unreasoned spite 

I cannot get through 
I have tried 
This message lost too, 
lost in the deep wide 

Two forces collide, 
the pieces scattered 
far and wide 
Years to track down what mattered 

This restless angry sea 
throws its might at me 
Waves of emotion 
Seething ocean 

What can I repair? 
This loss of tranquillity 
It is so unfair! 
Am I losing my sensibility? 

Is this damage done? 
Have I lost a son? 
Has the restless angry sea won? 

The lost message, 
floating on angry restless sea 
It must be me 
The things I might have done, 
to make me think 
Before I sink 
Before my son 

I cannot get through 
He wont let me too 
Rising sea, 
beating its waves on me 

This storm must stop 
I am ready to drop 
Seething sea, 
throwing its'self at me 
Waves of emotion 
Restless ocean 

This conflict I cannot fight, 
peace is a right 
This restless angry sea, 
upon storm tossed message 
that is me 


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MESSAGE LOST

This internal conflict 
I cannot fight 
This is not black and white 
This unreasoned spite 

I cannot get through 
I have tried 
This message lost too, 
lost in the deep wide 

Two forces collide, 
the pieces scattered 
far and wide 
Years to track down what mattered 

This restless angry sea 
throws its might at me 
Waves of emotion 
Seething ocean 

What can I repair? 
This loss of tranquillity 
It is so unfair! 
Am I losing my sensibility? 

Is this damage done? 
Have I lost a son? 
Has the restless angry sea won? 

The lost message, 
floating on angry restless sea 
It must be me 
The things I might have done, 
to make me think 
Before I sink 
Before my son 

I cannot get through 
He wont let me too 
Rising sea, 
beating its waves on me 

This storm must stop 
I am ready to drop 
Seething sea, 
throwing its'self at me 
Waves of emotion 
Restless ocean 

This conflict, I cannot fight, 
peace is a right 
This restless angry sea, 
upon storm tossed message 
that is me 


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MESSAGE LOST

This internal conflict 
I cannot fight 
This is not black and white 
This unreasoned spite 

I cannot get through 
I have tried 
This message lost too, 
lost in the deep wide 

Two forces collide, 
the pieces scattered 
far and wide 
Years to track down what mattered 

This restless angry sea 
throws its might at me 
Waves of emotion 
Seething ocean 

What can I repair? 
This loss of tranquillity 
It is so unfair! 
Am I losing my sensibility? 

Is this damage done? 
Have I lost a son? 
Has the restless angry sea won? 

The lost message, 
floating on angry restless sea 
It must be me 
The things I might have done, 
to make me think 
Before I sink 
Before my son 

I cannot get through 
He won't let me too 
Rising sea, 
beating its waves on me 

This storm must stop 
I am ready to drop 
Seething sea, 
throwing its'self at me 
Waves of emotion 
Restless ocean 

This conflict I cannot fight, 
peace is a right 
This restless angry sea, 
upon storm tossed message 
that is me 


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SOLITUDE

My hand trailed in the wake...
Of an ocean
 
The solitude of ocean and sky
The wind,
sighing by
 
When an ocean met the sky
My hand trailed in the wake....
of a wind sighing by
 
upon silvered wings,
I crossed a jewel that was the sky
The setting, the ocean
Sparkling
 
In my solitude of flying
Shades of blue...
On an ocean
In a sky
All I heard was my heart , sighing
 


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ON AN OCEAN

I soar endlessly 
on an ocean 
so blue 
the wings ache 
I know... 

Such space 
in a world 
of such blue 
what I flew 
I know... 

Silvered wings 
on an ocean 
so blue 
it is everything 
I know... 

So many miles too 
in a dream 
on an ocean 
so blue 
I know... 

What is to become of me? 
the wings ache 
I soar endlessly 
carefree 
I know... 

On an ocean 
the spirit flies free 
endlessly 
on the blue 
I know 


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OCEAN

The future is blue....... 
Blue as an ocean 
Blue is the view 
that I hold with you 

Ocean......... 
Shows such emotion 
Ocean storms 
Blue potion 

On my ocean 
The future is blue........ 
Blue motion 

This perfect harmony 
of blue ocean, 
and blue sky 
You must feel it...... 
Just like I ! 

Ocean.... 
Blue symphony...... 
Blue sound....... 
All around........ 
Blue potion 

Ocean, to roam 
Ocean, is my home 
Can you feel? 
My thoughts 
Can you steal? 

The future is blue 
Blue as an ocean 
Blue is the view 
that I hold with you 

Blue horizon....... 
Blue sky...... 
Blue ocean........ 
To lay your eyes on 
This is I 
My blue emotion 


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Awaiting a tale

I call the sea my home
With white winged seagulls and salt sprayed foam.
Slippery ledged rocks about
as I peek to watch the human’s shout.

Sailors have cried for lost 
Plunging into the waters with their ropes crossed 
I rush to there side 
in hopes guide. 
I live amongst the dolphins 
where I often catch a ride. 

Many a sailor has marveled about my existence 
Remembering that I’m a mermaid I keep my distance 
Tales are told from the young and the old 
about a evening of fury .
appeared a mermaid, to their eyes still blurry.
 
So I glide along this water of green 
magical ocean potions marine. 
So if you ever walk along the shore 
listen to the ocean sounds that roar. 
In it’s echoes 
I shall soar. 
Mermaid woman ,forever more.