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part 2 of the mermaid trilogy

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0 posted 07-28-99 06:59 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for IsabelleSkye

(read Mermaid Song first *by IsabelleSkye*, then The Path *by Eric Williams* then this one, and you will have the first 3 parts of this story)

shimmering and be-scaled
her lithe form moves like a dancer
beneath the waves
among the sea creatures

in her heart a mournful song
of love lost, of love scorned
on her lips a smile of resignation
to this life she chose
this life of death

waves of hair flicker down her form
as she glides with ease through the sea
her hair tangling like sea weed
catching and falling from her
to reveal the soft white curves
'neath the cascadian cloak
of flame coloured tresses

there, among the things she loved
and the life that shackles her
she saw him
'neath the cry of the wind
and the scream of the gull
her eyes first touched him

she began to sing her song
the ageless refrain of Loreli
destined to make him unwary
to lull his senses til he slept
in her arms like a babe
so she can dive with him below the surface
to steal his life away
like hers was stolen so long ago

she sang, yet her eyes partook of his strength
his manly form and his earthly beauty
and she felt a stirring inside her
a shiver in her soul
as something familiar and so unknown
made it's presence known in her heart

he saw her there
sunning upon a rock
stroking her hair in time with the tides
writhing her body in pleasure under
the midday sun
his heart stopped, his pulse raced
and he called out to her
in a voice of silk that caressed her senses
like the ocean her skin on a moonlit night

opening her eyes, she pretended shock
she feigned fear and alarm
as he called to her "I mean no harm!"
hesitantly, shy now, she slips through the waters
to see her prey up close
as she glides up 'neath his smile
her eyes meet his, and lock
frozen for a moment
'til she forgets her destiny
and she forgets his
to die

in her heart, again, stirs something so rare
a flower blooms there, fresh and new
yet, even still she remembers her quest
and smiles up to him, holding out her hand
in a gesture of trust, of friendship
he places his in hers, eyes never leaving her
her radiant glory
his heart lost in one moment
to a wild creature of the sea
to the myth of every sailor
yet he knows not his fate
nor cares
only this moment in time is real
it matters not what forever holds
his only want, to possess her
his only need
to drown in the depths of her desire

her only desire, to drown him in the depths
of the cool blue ocean that is her home
yet, as she takes his hand and pulls him to his grave
her heart twinges a remorseful beat
as she wonders if he was the One who could save her
if he was her One true love

as she drew him down
into his doom
into her death
his eyes wide in delight
his fate yet unknown to him
his hand so trustingly in hers
as he pointed to a school of colourful fish
in childlike wonderment

when she stopped
pulled him to her, hair swirling around them
in a cloud
her body moulded to his
and delved into his eyes
his heart
his very soul
and she saw there the truth
and she knew love
rare, bittersweet and bitingly real

as his life slipped from him
she bent her mouth to his
to give him a moment more under her oceans
his senses stirred as she kissed him there
'neath the sea they both love
as she gave him life, for a moment
and understanding

she spoke of eons of time
of sailors she'd doomed
of her sin
of her unworth
he judged her not
and spoke to her of his unworth
yet, together finding peace and happiness
neither had felt before

for five blissful days
they loved, and cherished each minute together
knowing soon he would have to go above her ocean
for mermaid's breath lasts but a few days time

in anxious tears and sorrow they parted
vowing to wait, to never give up
each night he comes to her
fearing the sailor's harpoon
each night she comes fearing another earth woman's call
yet even still, no matter what the storm
they persevere, night after night

each day Loreli makes a wish upon a mermaid's tear
to learn to breathe the air her love breathes
to learn to walk the earth her love walks

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself,
than to be crowded on a velvet cushion."
.....Henry David Thoreau

[This message has been edited by IsabelleSkye (edited 07-28-99).]
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1 posted 07-28-99 07:00 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Truly beautiful darling. I have one Major problem though....
It's my turn next!!!
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In the space between moments

2 posted 07-28-99 11:00 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Wow, phenomenal!! I am in awe of these pieces...truly excellent they are!

*Krista Knutson*

"I will sail my vessel 'till the river runs dry, like a bird upon the wind, these waters are my sky..." Garth Brooks

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