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The Mermaid

Updated on October 11, 2012
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She was beautiful

With her glistening aqua fins

Long golden hair

Sparkling emerald eyes

The loneliness that penetrated her gaze

Enhanced the loveliness behind her veil

Her tail swished to the side as she glided

Through the waters

A tear drop that longed to fall

She held onto for strength

The ocean was her home

She filled it with coral and shells

Blue was her favorite color

She swam alone

On and then

Wanting to find the one

Longing for another

Hoping everyday that he would find her

That was her mission

She wanted to feel loved

To be cherished

To be held

She was tired of the darkness

And the seeping cold

So everyday she would ask for the one

To love her to come

She would ask with all her might

Waiting for the other

Then one day he found her

A handsome and protective stranger

He stayed made a home

And told her he would love her



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    • carolinemd21 profile imageAUTHOR

      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Hi Paul I put in the link to your beautiful painting. Thank you for sharing. :)

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      Paul Vincenti 

      6 years ago

      I painted the mermaid at the top- if you would- please put a limk to my website

      thank you

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Thanks you Astra and Raciniwa. :)

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      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      just lovely Caroline...and so are you...

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      Cathy Nerujen 

      7 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Beautiful poetry and beautiful images also. I love the description you wrote here. So romantic and evocative. :)

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      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Rahul. :)

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Beautifully done my friend,,

      Excellent piece

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      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Jim for your kind words. :)

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      James W. Nelson 

      7 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Wow, beautiful, Caroline, such a warm and very short story with a wonderful ending. I have always loved the "idea" of a the navy four years, looked but never saw one.

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      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      @ Hi Cheryl thank you for the kind words! :)

      @ Hi Frank thank you so much! :)

      @ Hi Lyricwriter thank you! :)

      @ Hi Schookgirl thank you! :0

      @ Hi Crazy thanks for the compliment! :)

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      Crazzy Kylex © 2012 

      7 years ago from Incredible India!

      You write like P.B.Shelley. Oh! I Like It! Besides the entire poem, I loved how you beautifully gave it an end. Awesome, awesome, awesome. Got to follow you, now!

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      7 years ago

      I like mermaids, I feel you in your quest for the 'right one'

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      7 years ago from West Virginia

      Awesome poem Caroline! I as well love the fantasy aspect of mermaids. Those are some awesome pics. Very detailed poem that is spot on of the mermaid personality. Great work.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      7 years ago from Shelton

      I just love fantasy, and here you fo presenting it in poetry form voted up and awesome!

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      Cheryl Simonds 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      I love Mermaids and this poem about them is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      @ Hi Dinkan thank you so much! :)

      @ Hi Kitty thanks so much! :)

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      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Beautiful, loved it loved it!

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      7 years ago from India

      Mermaid appears in folktales and cartoons. Heard about even dangerous Greek mermaid. I love all tales of mermaids good or bad. Your writings are also beautiful and I really enjoyed it, thanks. Rated up and awesome.

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      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      @ Hi Michael thank you very much! :)

      @ Hi Mhatter thank you very much! :)

      @ Hi Ruby thank you very much! :)

      @ Hi Vincent thank you very much! :)

      @ Hi Gypsy thank you very much! :)

      @ Hi Myownlife thank you very much! :)

      @ Hi Ishwaryaa thank you very much! :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Beautifully versed poem on the legendary mermaid! This well-composed poem of yours reminded me of Walt Disney classic animated film, where the mermaid, who is bored of her sea life and longed for adventures in the land, found love in the handsome stranger - a prince and in the end they lived happily ever after. Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Beautiful. Voted up

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      7 years ago from london

      A very beautiful descriptive poem, I really enjoyed it.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      7 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. A lovely fantasy poem. Imagine living under the water. As beautiful as it is under there I know I'd miss the sunshine. Love to imagine that there really are mermaids and that they're lovely. Thanks for the dream.

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      Vincent Moore 

      7 years ago

      Yes the pearls of the oceans, the mermaid who awaits for love to guide her soul to rest. I love stories of mermaids, wouldn't it be so nice to see a real one appear before our very eyes. I've often wondered about them. I loved "Splash" with Darryl Hanna and Tom Hanks, one of my favorites, now she was one beautiful mermaid:-)) Lovely poem Caroline, I got wet when your mermaid splashed me with her tail.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha , A happy ending..Loved it..

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      Martin Kloess 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing this dream with us

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      7 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Hello, Gorgeous, Caroline i see that you are experimenting with writng a poem to fit the pictures , and if i can say you do it better than me. very nice Caroline , sweet poetry

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      Caroline Marie 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Billy! I always love when you stop by. :)

      Thank you Curiad! It's great to see you. :)

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      7 years ago

      A lovely story in beautiful words.

      Thank you Caroline!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I think your style of writing is so much more difficult than what I do. I admire the way you bring images to life with so few words. Great job my friend!


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