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Tale Of A Mermaid

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Tale Of A Mermaid

Deep down below in the shadowy sea
a solitary mermaid hides herself from the human eye.
She spends her days swimming amongst the majestic whales,
and playing with the friendly dolphins.
Her world is nothing but bright coral reefs
immersed in blue-green aqua waters.

She floats above the white sand, ocean bottom
searching the depths for pearls and sunken treasures.
A mermaid doesn't realize what a rare beauty she is herself.
Because, she is only seen by these sea creatures,
who never bothered to tell her that.

Her eyes have only seen vague images of the sun and the moon
through rippled ocean waves.
A starfish is the only celestial wonder she will ever know.
A stingray is the only bird she has ever seen.
No snowflakes fall down here, 
no rose can bloom underwater.
She will never know the beauty of a butterfly or a rainbow.
There is no music to be heard, just the tides crashing to shore.

A mermaid knows the tragedy of a shipwreck.
But, never witnesses the happiness, before the iceberg.
Her only happiness comes from riding her seahorse,
and making friends with the few other mermaids that exist.

But, little did she know that there was more to discover
outside of her watery world.
And, all she had to do was rise above the surface to find it.
She lived her entire life beneath the waves, never knowing this.

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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 3:16:00 AM
    Congratulations Kelly I really liked the message of your poem. Appreciate what we have and explore the world around us, Well done,SuZ

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/23/2014 10:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you once again, Suzanne. I really appreciate your lovely comments. I'm happy that you enjoyed my poem and included it on your winner's list!
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 10:25:00 PM
    Kelly, Congrats on your awesome Mermaid win <3 ~Linda~ <3

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 7:50:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. A very fine poem my friend. Enjoyed reading this write...

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 8/19/2014 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, my friend. I'm happy that you enjoyed my poem. Your kind comments are always appreciated!
  1. Date: 5/7/2014 4:13:00 PM
    congratulations on a well deserved win

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/9/2014 1:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Frederic!
  1. Date: 5/7/2014 1:42:00 PM
    Kelly, Congratulations!!! Stopping by to enjoy last night's winning poems --once again. Thank you for supporting my tiny contest... :) LINDA

  1. Date: 5/7/2014 11:27:00 AM
    Wow , this was an incredibly interesting write Kelly. I was taken captive by your story. Total awesome write and win!!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/8/2014 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for stopping by, Dave. Your kind comments are always appreciated!.... I'm very happy that you were drawn into this poem and remained captivated all the way through. It is so tough to hold the reader's attention, sometimes. :)
  1. Date: 5/7/2014 9:37:00 AM
    Congratulation on the fine win, thanks for sharing this lovely poem, kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/8/2014 2:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the nice comments, Dr. Ram. It was a joy to write this poem, and it is my pleasure to be able to share my writings with everyone here on the Soup. :)
  1. Date: 3/11/2014 4:09:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, one can feel such sadness for the little mermaid. Yet she may feel such sadness for us, we never truly see the wonders of her world. As always Kelly, a most thoughtfully creative write you put before us. A collage of mermaid visions seamlessly painted together onto the canvas. You take us right into the watery world of this small mermaid and give us snippets of her life. Excellently done Kelly. I enjoyed. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/12/2014 8:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mike, I do enjoy writing these kinds of fantasy poems. Because, it allows me to leave reality behind for awhile and I can go someplace else in my imagination. That is the most wonderful thing about being a writer. I am happy that you enjoyed this poem. Thank you for choosing to read this one, my friend. I appreciate your kind comments! :)
  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Kelly This is a brilliant and fantastic write. You took the reader on a wonderful adventure with this mermaid and the saddened tale of her life. Great job Thanks for the awesome comment on my Protected Heart poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 5:54:00 AM
    Ahhh!! Sad one..Enjoyed reading your tall tale of under the sea..Thanks for the visit to my page.Sara

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 5:43:00 PM
    Good write and very creative,seems u know a lot about mermaids....that's gud. Kudos

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 9:54:00 AM
    Kelly, I'm not surprised at the comments your work is receiving. You're getting approval from some of the best writers here on PSoup. Why am I not surprised? Great job on this one.... Love ya dearly... Jake

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 9:31:00 AM
    I love the dactylic rhythm in the opening line; it lends more shadowy mystery to the poem, I think. Many things here that I never would have thought of. Amazing descriptions too! The third stanza is so creative and well thought-out! I really must fave this one.

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 2:53:00 PM
    Great poem Kelly, that's all we ever need to do, rise above the surface, enjoyed this one very much Peter

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:34:00 AM
    Beautifully expressed. I love the ocean and always ponder the inhabitants of it's depths.. I posted a poem called "Neptune's Mermaid Mediation"-- a while back, which gives another dimension to mermaids-- take a look.xxx

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:45:00 PM
    It's a sad tale and yet there is much of beauty to be found beneath the ocean. I hope you write her a merman to have in the ocean!!

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 5:44:00 PM
    EXCELLENT PIECE OF WRITING YOU GOT FLARE I HAVE ONE RIGHT UP YOUR AVENUE COMING SIGNS. ITS FOUR BACK TO BACK RED MOONS TWO ECLIPSES NEXT YEAR CHECK IT OUT INSPIRATIONAL ON LINE BUT I THOUGHT I WOULD JUMP IN AND WRITE ABOUT IT AS IT WILL SOON COME TO BE HISTORY