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her obdurate scales no longer silk (once kaleidoscopic), worn from tides that led her to a stagger stone, she left the ocean to be alone; unyielding waters wide parted when she cried- no ocean could atone
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pale and barren, she wore nudity like soft chiffon enveloped in lace- long auburn hair flowing down to the lowest part of her soft back, with waves highlighted from the sun; for beauty was worn inside and out- she knew not why her eyes wept, nor why she wanted solitude; she laid upon that stone to be alone- for no ocean could atone
September 23, 2019 Line Gauthier Mermaids Poetry Contest

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Date: 9/24/2019 11:28:00 AM
this is so cleverly written, sad but beautiful
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Date: 9/24/2019 7:44:00 AM
Perhaps she needs a calmer ocean so that she might gaze upon her reflection. This is a good metaphor for women in general. Although we see their beauty women rarely see their own. When a woman is truly loved they see their beauty reflected in their lover’s eyes.
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Date: 9/24/2019 5:44:00 AM
Wow Laura amazing as always! I will be back with congratulations a bit laters!;)
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Date: 9/23/2019 8:04:00 PM
So sadly beautiful... poignant and soft and sensual. Simply beautifully expressed - God bless you
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