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Mermaid Song

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IsabelleSkye
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0 posted 07-23-99 12:29 AM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for IsabelleSkye

she cries into the night
a mournful hollow melody
filling the air with echoes
of a once joyful heart

she sings an unknown language
as she combs her hair of grass
tears fall from her eyes in salt drops
mingling with the ocean's churning froth

once she was a young beauty
graced with life and laughter
now she can only sing a siren song
a sad tune, destined to lure unwary sailors
to their doom, as they drown in her careless smile

her heart was broken
in a selfish gesture
by a lover, so untrue
now her unmerciful soul
will lead no-one home

her death in life so real
she lives not, yet she breathes
called to the sea, to drown her tears
she marks not each day, tho each passes so quickly
she sought the peace of the waves
now it's hers
tho not in death
but life again, sheathed in a scaley skin

no respite for travel weary sailor
can be found upon her shores
for she has no heart left
death inside her, reigns strong and free

she slips among the waves and sea creatures
in silent recognition
tho none speak of her
to speak her name would be death
she acknowledges no creature in her sadness
only the sea weary sailors
lulling them to their eternal sleep
as they drown in her melodic voice

each rise of the sun
day so new, she stares into the blue horizon
as she sits upon weathered stone
amidst the crashing waves and sandy beach
screaming gulls fly overhead
as undrying tears fall into a river of grief
flowing so fast and free
to spread into the sea

in a song of mournful sorrow she waits for the someone
the one she has seen in her dreams
the one who will show her true love again
and free her from this life of death



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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."
.....Henry David Thoreau
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Genea
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1 posted 07-23-99 08:29 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

quite mournful
Nan
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2 posted 07-23-99 02:55 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Hey all you poets out there - Check this one out - It's one of Izzy's masterpieces - with its own special place for posterity - on a Passions greeting card...
Andrew Scott
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3 posted 07-23-99 03:15 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Masterfully done! Great imagery with a tone to match the subject. Thanks for sharing.
Alwye
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4 posted 07-23-99 05:13 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Stunning, a masterpiece! So mournful, yet so beautiful. Outstanding!

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*Krista Knutson*

"It's a crazy thing, fate has perfect wings..."-Deanna Carter
Balladeer
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5 posted 07-23-99 06:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

As always, Izzy, exquisitely done.
Ron
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6 posted 07-23-99 07:52 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Izzy, you stole this poem from one of my very, very, very favorites writers! Shame on you...



Okay, just kidding gang - but Izzy obviously did just give away her "other" alias...
Poet deVine
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7 posted 07-23-99 08:00 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

By any name, you are an Angel of a poet! Such sadness and longing! It fairly seeps into my monitor....
DreamEvil
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8 posted 07-23-99 09:04 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Lovely tale, Izzy. Truly one of the best.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvilŠ


IsabelleSkye
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9 posted 07-23-99 09:06 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

Dear Ron, I hate to quibble, but did ya ever notice the same stanza is in my postcard twice???????
*hugs*
U-No-Who

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"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."
.....Henry David Thoreau
~one voice~
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since 07-08-99
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10 posted 07-23-99 09:52 PM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Izzy, this is absolutely beautiful! Everytime I read your words, I feel them as if they were my own. Thank you for making your emotions a part of me.

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~onevoice~

"I never kissed somebody so that they would break my heart."

Ron
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11 posted 07-24-99 06:06 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Izzy, I, uh, well, er... of course, I realized that one stanza was repeated twice. I thought it was so beautiful it warranted the repetition. (You buying any of this? )
Colin
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12 posted 07-25-99 05:00 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

You know I love this one darling *8)
I'm looking for my aqualung!
Love, as always,
YOUR Eric
poetFemmeFatale
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since 07-25-99
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13 posted 07-25-99 05:11 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I love your choice of so many nice words -
The words chosen really make or break a poem.
They help set a "mood"....very well done!

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

 
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