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The Sirens' Song

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The Sirens' Song

Beware the song, you cannot flee,
Enchanting in the afternoon,
Its evil tempting melody.

Baited, lost, you dream and swoon,
As she reaches with beckoning smile,
Enchanting in the afternoon.

Her song and beauty will beguile.
You strip and bare your lonely soul
As she reaches with beckoning smile.

She lures you toward a rocky shoal.
With every sailor on the sea
You strip and bare your lonely soul.

A vortex now of hopeless pleas,
The Sirens know what song to sing
With every sailor on the sea.

Too late to fly, you can't take wing,
Beware the song, you cannot flee,
The Sirens know what song to sing,
Its evil tempting melody.




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  1. Date: 8/17/2014 10:24:00 PM
    I love the title, :) Craig, Congrats on your awesome Mermaid win <3 ~Linda~ <3

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 7:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win.. Had a couple Sirens sing to me in my time. Song is exquisite but the aftermath is horrifically terrifying.. Great write....

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 7:02:00 PM
    Congratulations Craig: I will contact you regarding your prize by Soupymail. Hugs, SuZ

  1. Date: 3/15/2014 10:04:00 AM
    Craig .. Congratulations on Anthony's Island contest. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 11:00:00 AM
    great piece! congratulations on your win friend Craig :) hugs from the land of smile :)

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 10:56:00 AM
    great piece! congratulations on your win friend Craig :) hugs from the land of smile :)

  1. Date: 3/11/2014 12:38:00 AM
    You mix beauty and intellect.. Great win!

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 5:53:00 PM
    A wonderful lyrical flow to this Terzanelle Craig., and a very interesting topic you've chosen to write about. Congratulations on your well deserved win - Connie

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 7:43:00 AM
    Got some milage on this one..good for you.. I enjoyed learning something new as well. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 6:49:00 AM
    love this take Craig great write congrats on win hugs

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 3:01:00 PM
    Congratulations in he contest James/Craig lol What's this all about? lol

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:25:00 PM
    James, CONGRATULATIONS in Shadow's .... Mythological Animals or Birds Contest ....... Have a nice day * SKAT

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 3:07:00 AM
    Craig congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 12:29:00 AM
    Congratulations Craig and beware those sirens while on you boat xx

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 8:12:00 PM
    congrats Craig ty for taking part Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 6:27:00 PM
    Perfect idea for that contest! Masterful presentation also. This form is difficult to get the lines to flow easily, but I find these very fluid.

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 3:50:00 AM
    How awesome is P/Soup... just learned the format of a "Terzanelle":) You have used it with lovely lyrical flow.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:54:00 PM
    music a thing of many moods used well and passionately here love it Linda

  1. Date: 5/23/2013 8:37:00 AM
    She tempts you and you pay the toll. Possible line one for stanza four. I really like the Terzanelle, curious if if there was a reason you broke the form with that one line.