Dilemmas of a Modern Mermaid

Dilemmas of a Modern Mermaid

Arabella had a wish
To be a girl and not a fish.
Fed up of sitting on the sand
Comb and mirror in her hand

Tossed about by raging tide
Put a dent upon her pride
Waves and riptides must confess
Left her hair in quite a mess

Mermaids wear necklaces…..sing
Not swim between glass bottles, string
Plastic bags and empty cans
Really did upset her plans

She prayed her beauty wouldn’t fail her
She would lure a passing sailor
Ditch her watery home and scales
Grow legs…….buy shoes in the sales.

Glenys Halliday

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Silversurfer9
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I have always written poetry but when my husband died suddenly I used it as a kind of therapy. I don’t usually share these unless I feel they will help someone in distress. The ones I share are mostly humorous intended to bring a smile in what I feel can be a very lonely world..

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Kes
6th Feb 2020
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Very comical Glenys. Hope her prayers come true, especially buying of shoes.
Silversurfer9
6th Feb 2020
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Bet she won’t chose crocodile or kippers....sorry I meant slippers
Kes
6th Feb 2020
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She may be wise to start with flip flops.
Hope your recovery is going well Glenys. Kx.

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