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Mermaid Tears

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Mermaid Tears

Mermaids weathered many crossings
Along side the schooners on the seas.
Even though they could calm the waves,
They were completely forbidden to do so
By Neptune the very stern God of the sea.

Turbulent waves and winds, sails ripping,
And masts cracking, a captain fought hard
To keep his schooner from total destruction.
One mermaid loved this captain from afar.
In an instant she calmed the winds and waves.
Changing the course of nature saving his life.

Neptune banished her to the ocean depth.
Never to surface or swim with ships again.
Sobbing, she was sentenced for eternity.
To this day her bright luminous salty tears
Wash upon the sandy beaches as sea glass.
Treasures of eternal reminder of true love.

For Mystic Rose's contest, " Fantasy, Fantasy, Fantasy"
(Inspired by Neptune God of the Sea)

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  1. Date: 2/14/2013 8:36:00 PM

    Connie,, Stopping by with sincere thanks for your kind comments. It is appreciated more than words or can say... Wishing you the best Valentine's Day YET! Always & Forever :-) LINDA

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 2/15/2013 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's my pleasure to read your poems Linda, and a Happy Valentines to you too. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/30/2013 9:19:00 AM

    Very touching excellent poem written by a very good poet. I saw that you view another poet named Margherita Russo she's only 14 and I know it would mean alot for her to have you read her newest poem if you have the time. Thank you very much.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/30/2013 3:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sean for stopping by and commenting on my poem. I will definitely stop by and read Margherita's new poem. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 10:29:00 PM

    Love it a lot,,, Huell Howser did a show called Calif Gold, he'd go up & down the state, one show called "Diamond Beach", because the sandy water polished the rocks. So it looked like diamonds. Love what you wrote, thank you for reading "mommie"

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/29/2013 4:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debby's for your comment and stopping by. Sand and water can do wonderful things. A treasure trove for beachcombers like me. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/28/2013 11:31:00 AM

    Intriguing story here. The battle of intentions is always a good way to pique interest.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/28/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my write. I'm happy I intrigued you with my poem. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 5:01:00 PM

    Connie, :-) Congrats in Mystic's "FANTASY FANTASY FANTASY" fun contest... God Bless*LINDA

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/27/2013 7:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Welcome back PD. Nice to see you're writing again. Thanks for stopping by and your comment. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 1:08:00 PM

    just read the note you left me down here. How nice that you enjoy writing about mermaids in this way!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/26/2013 3:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    In another life, don't you know I was born from the sea. LOL, warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 4:52:00 PM

    an enchanting write Connie...congrats on your win

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/25/2013 10:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Joseph for your congrats and stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 2:42:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/24/2013 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debbie for your congrats. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 1:26:00 PM

    I always love stories of mermaids and you have done a great job with this one. Congrats on your win too. Have a blessed day. Lucilla

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/24/2013 1:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for your congrats and stopping by to read the poem. Love the sea and sand. In another lifetime I think I was born from the sea. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 11:45:00 AM

    Touching ending. Congrats on the win.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/24/2013 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks carol for your comment and stopping by to read my poem. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 10:40:00 AM

    May I borrow your pen?? Because it's certainly magical !! Love this mermaid tale !! Congratulations on your win !!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/24/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much for your comment. I'll send you my pen on the second Monday next week. Lol no magic in my pen. But thanks for thinking there is. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 9:51:00 AM

    Gorgeous write! Congratulations :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/24/2013 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Heather for your congrats and for stopping by to read my poem. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:04:00 PM

    wow, just love this wonderful saga,, love the topic, the drama, and the way you have penned this..amazing poetry...

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/23/2013 4:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Harry when it comes to sand and the sea magic happens to my quill. It feels like I was born from the sea. I was born, raised and still live in Michigan. Most winters I spent it at the Gulf. Missed it this winter, Surgery and a 2nd at the end of April. Too Cold here. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/19/2013 4:39:00 AM

    Dear Connie, Your salty tears I tasted and sweeter than ambrosia them I found! Poseidon would be proud of your fantasy writing and so will I, the common mortal! Thank you!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/19/2013 11:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Demetrios for your beautiful comment. My soul belongs to the sea and sand. I was born and raised in Michigan, but I crave the smell of sea salt air, bare footing down the beach and enjoy all nature's costal treasures have to offer. I manage 3 months each year to be with the sea and sand. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:43:00 PM

    this was a great way to do an entry for the fantasy contest. I think everyone is coming up with great stuff except me!! VERY nice.

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/19/2013 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Andrea it shall come my friend. Thanks for your confidence in this poem. I truly enjoyed writing about the mermaid and sea glass. I beach comb when I can for sea glass, but now Sea glass will have a new meaning, the tears of the mermaid for her lost true love. Warm Smiles, Connie. Get writing lol
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 3:04:00 PM

    This is an incredible and wondrous write my friend! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this delightful and magnificent poem this afternoon! What a powerful piece, a wonderful story you have painted here Connie! You have done amazingly within this fantasy subject, Great Work!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/18/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Russell It means a lot to me that you take time to read my poems. You are a great writer and I appreciate comments you give me. Warm Smiles Always, Connie
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 2:26:00 PM

    Winning material for sure..Sara

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve Date: 1/18/2013 3:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your wonderful comment. Warm Smiles, Connie