Marina , just another mermaid .........free verse

Once I came upon a river and
sat quietly along its banks
The water pure clean
and shimmering
along softly among boulders
and eddys
That's where I met my very first mermaid
and Marina
my young mermaid
displayed the beauty
that only she can show
A free and gentle soul
And now all that Marina wanted
her whole life
was to swim free
We stopped there in
that special place and
after a while we joined hands
and swam together
Her and I
And she told me her
dreams
And I told her mine
And In many ways
we were alike
a growing mermaid and an aging man
of the same river
How perfect a match
for two like us
we know each other
so well
And in the end we swam away in different
directions
Me to my home at sea
and Marina to her
home free
among the clear mountain
streams
I think Marina will
be just fine
Don't you ?

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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana

Aww such a sweet poem to a great poetess. I wish to meet a mermaid just like her. This really suits her as she could very easily be a mermaid. I used to pretend I was a mermaid when I was little. I wish they were real and that I could be one sometimes. It would be awesome.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Nikki ! You are such an awesome woman for understanding ! Marina and I are kinda like each other in many ways , She was young and socially disconnected as was I , we kind of click as do you and I , Thank you for understanding this one !......Hey girl , Merry Christmas !


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana

Merry Christmas to you too!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Really enjoyed this Ed. Hope you holidays are merry and bright and there's a special mermaid in your future. Hugs. Pearling this gem.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Thank you Gypsy ! Happy holidays !.......Hugs


Marina Lester 2 years ago

I confess it has been ages since I was last on hub, or so it feels. Thank you so much dear friend, I wish you could have seen the great big smile on my face as I read it!! Warms my heart and I thank you many times over for it! It was beautiful and told a story of the magic in being human. Much love from your mermaid!


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Marina It saddens me that you don't hang here much , The talents that you have for writing........are just so awesome , and we all miss that , come by when you can , email me anytime Marina !...Your bud Ed and much love back attcha!

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