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Mermaid Song

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X Angel
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0 posted 02-09-2000 08:52 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for X Angel

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

 "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?!" ~Groucho Marx
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Member Seraphic
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1 posted 02-09-2000 10:37 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

X Angel~ this is so sad,yet a beautifully paited picture. Great Job!-SEA

Member Rara Avis
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2 posted 02-09-2000 10:46 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

This is remarkable!  


When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
since 02-06-2000
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3 posted 02-10-2000 12:30 AM       View Profile for bobbycat   Email bobbycat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bobbycat

So beautiful...this reminds me of Homer's "The Oddysey"--except that instead of painting the siren as a cold, evil being, this poem shows a different side of her....excellent work.  

Bobbycat =^..^=
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TEXAS (it's all big)

4 posted 02-10-2000 01:29 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

brought me back down to earth..i was hyper anyways...good job  
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Purgatorial Incarceration

5 posted 02-10-2000 03:20 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Loved the way you tied this up with the last stanza...and the last line is without compare!
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6 posted 02-10-2000 03:40 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This pours with saddness from the heart...lovely words!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Echo Rhayne
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since 09-17-99
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7 posted 02-10-2000 06:42 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

I love it!

 Did Jesus laugh?
I think He did,
'cause He was once
a little kid;
and all of us
were made with joy
both sugar-spice girl
and snake-snail boy!
Rosalind Palafox

Canyon Country, CA

8 posted 02-10-2000 07:02 PM       Edit/Delete Message     View IP for Rosalind Palafox

I must say, the very first day i joined passions, i was browsing through the ecards and i came upon this poem. i liked it so much i printed it out and shared it with my ex. Deep poem. Good picture.

 "Love comes but never goes, for if it ever went, it was never love to begin with."
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9 posted 02-11-2000 08:04 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I do think, }X{ - You've a whole new bunch of admirers here...
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