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To a Mermaid

At the end of the day All your tears fade away; All the stars come to rest, The horizon now crest. At the sea, the tide fades As the sum of these days Takes its toll on the ground, Ripped and torn, tattered down. And I'm here, by your side, Torn away by the tide, Trying still not to drown, Not to fade in the sound of the sea. But I see you, your eyes Are the tide of the sea. As they ebb, so they rise. Still, they wash into me. I can cry now no more. Struck yet speechless, I cease. In your eye, the tides roar; I have found my release. Lost in beauty, in that sea, Lost in time, I'm lost to me. Your face has aspect, fearful symmetry. I find I'm lost for words. I cease to breathe. And as the tide now tears me down, It matters not. My soul has found its rest within these ceaseless tides That once contained my empty cries. Captivated by your lips, My breath is water. 'Neath the whips and scorns of time, I find my peace. My soul, content, has found release. Lost in my emotion, I found what I could be. Drowned within that ocean, My soul's absolved to me. So have I drowned inside the sea, Inside your tears, inside of me. I know now what it is to be Free.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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