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Mermaid Ride

Updated on January 2, 2015
Lake Monroe, Sanford FL
Lake Monroe, Sanford FL | Source
In the wind on Lake Monroe, Sanford FL
In the wind on Lake Monroe, Sanford FL | Source
Dancing dolphins.\
Dancing dolphins.\ | Source
Fishing boat.  I love to ride the waves standing up when going miles out into the ocean.
Fishing boat. I love to ride the waves standing up when going miles out into the ocean. | Source
Girl and mermaid.  Losing myself on the seas.
Girl and mermaid. Losing myself on the seas. | Source


Mermaid Ride




On the bow of the boat

I ride.

First witness to what

Mother Nature provides.


The gentle sway

Of the waves

The dolphins

Keeping time

With their playful

Dance.


I no longer hear

Voices with words

I only hear

The elegance of the birds.


I hear the water

Gently slapping

And my self

Is no longer trapping

In thoughts of schedules

And what

People think.


The wind envelopes

My mind

And takes it away


To a place I’d

Love to live

Every day.


I ride on the bow

Or I stand

When going fast


My life is so

Free

When on the water

At last.




Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining, or Rhyming

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© 2012 Shauna L Bowling

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      Water can be fascinating. So is this poem.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you so much for your comment, Made. Water is fascinating. It holds freedom and danger at the same time. It can be calming and turbulent. Water is a very powerful force of Nature, indeed!

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      The wind envelopes

      My mind

      And takes it away

      I love how you used the word envelopes to describe your mind being in some sort of trance; powerful imagery. Another great poem brave! Thanks for sharing! :) Voted up and awesome!

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Wonderful! Voted UP - Ahhhh - wish I was there too! Got some rain tonight to help with the fire here - danced in it! (the rain, not the fire) That's as close as I got to "the water" today. :) Until your poem. Thank you for the beauty of escape.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Fairy Godson, your words mean the world to me! Thank you from my heart.

      Heavenleigh, it pleases me that my poetry took you adrift. Dancing in the rain can be cleansing. Sorry to hear about the fires. Hopefully, the rain will ovecome and put them out.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      You are welcome fairy godmother! You are very welcome! :)

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      What a beautiful poem. So 'free' Rated up and awesome.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Nice to see you again, Denise. It's been a long time. Where have you been hiding?

      Thanx for stopping by my little corner!

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      It's a long, (sad, haha), story. Actually...I've been struggling with some depression and personal junk. :) Didn't feel much like writing. Hope you are well.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm doing fine. Going thru a few personal issues myself. Hope to be back on track by the end of July. Plan on tackling my creative dreams with a vengeance! Hang in there!

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      i love your title..Mermaid Ride. sounds so magical and enchanting. Your poem is awesome.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Spy. I wrote it last year when I was riding the bow of the boat for a company charity. I love the wind. I love the water. I love Nature. I'm inspired when I'm outside the walls of life.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Thank you, Denise. That's exactly how I feel when riding the bow of a boat - free!

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      Annie Fenn 4 years ago from Australia

      What a magical place to be, I can relate to this feeling, no voices, just the birds calling and the water slapping and the wind through your hair. Your poem conveys the feelings of totally living and loving the present. May you spend many long hours riding the bow of a boat. My votes and best wishes to you, Bravewarrior and sharing!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      There's no freedom like it, in my book, Annie. Thanx for the share!

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Beautiful brave! One time I saw dolphins jumping out of the water in Florida. It was amazing!

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      They are amazing, Crafty. It's said that if they jump at the bow of the boat, you will have a safe journey.

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