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This poem is about a woman scorned, who took her own life in the sea. She became a mermaid and lures sailors to their deaths to take her revenge. Hauntingly sad.

Mermaid Song

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 scaly 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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5 Visitor Comments

Bri
That's quite an enchanting tale you've weaved. Beautifully done.
silly goose
I don't know why it makes me so sad, it reminds me of an ancient fairy tale!
shavella
This poem is very touching. Almost everyone who has had a broken heart can relate.
Kaori
Beautiful poem ever!
Julie
This is a beautiful poem. Although many may not understand your message, I do(and I'm only 11 shows how much im into poetry!) and once again it was a beautiful poem

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