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Living in the Depths

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Living in the Depths

Living in the ocean is not easy.
Sometimes the water gets so greasy.
During those times I dive very deep
where beautiful sights and delicious food I reap.
      
For you see, I am a merman named Triton.
I am the son of Amphitrite and Poseidon.
I am known as the Trumpeter of the Sea
because I use a conch shell, blowing it regularly.
    
My parents are not merfolk, but normal like you
However they are both able to live under water like I do.
I am handsome, strong, and brave,
and many a beautiful woman has become my slave.
    
Because of the beautiful songs I sing,
both women and mermaids, themselves to me bring.
I have powers as Ancient Mythology reads.
I have summoned storms to sink ships because of their greed.
      
Be it known, I am a very wise teacher.
Many have learned great lessons from this sea creature.
Do not despair if you're caught in a storm.
Just look on the ocean surface and you'll see my form!


*For The Deep Sea Contest by Gautami Phookan

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  1. Date: 4/10/2012 6:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Gautami's contest Marty. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 6:07:00 PM
    A good mythological one. Congrats. It's good to know you are still here at Soup.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 2:55:00 AM
    Feel like jumping in now just to see you. Congratulations Marty xx

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 1:26:00 AM
    congrats Marty on a wonderful win so well deserved luv.. so happy to see u on PS and entering contests again.. happy easter blessings from Italy ..

  1. Date: 4/5/2012 3:55:00 PM
    A very interesting piece of writing, brilliantly done and I loved the last line too. Many Congratulations on your win and thank you so much for supporting my contest. love, gautami

  1. Date: 3/25/2012 7:50:00 PM
    this is a great story poem. i enjoy reading it today.

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 10:12:00 AM
    thank you Marty for kind words to my wife on her poem. she is able to read with me tonite and has enjoyed your lines very much offerimng best wishes for a win. Ron.

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 3:52:00 PM
    Well done Marty, like it. - oxox Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 3/16/2012 10:49:00 AM
    I really liked this....enjoyed !!