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Monday, April 30, 2012
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Haven't we all been seduced by an impossible vision?

Swimming, splashing, sexy siren,

in the oceans of my mind.

Sparkling scales reflect the sunlight,

stare too long and I'll go blind.

Upper torso, skin of satin,

face with silky hair outlined.

Singing sweetly to seduce me,

songs of freedom unconfined;

songs of such exotic settings,

distant from the daily grind.


I would gladly chase this vision,

soon surrender to her spell;

soothe the ache from worlds not vanquished,

cushioned by the foamy swell;

spend forever, so enchanted,

in the arms of mademoiselle.

Lucid moments say I'm crazy;

danger lurks where mermaids dwell.

Though my soul may be the forfeit,

still the ending's yet to tell.


Alan Cook, Mystery and walking writer

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/1/2012
The mermaid is such an unlikely fantasy, for fish and fair maiden juxtapose quite badly, with one end being made of hard shining scales covered with slime and that distinct fishy smell, and the other with a soft complexion of fair hair and beautiful, but not waterproof, eyes. It is the breathing underwater that is the most unbelievable.

The source of this myth is probably the dream of a drunken or scurvy ridden sailor. Why we are writing romantic poetry about such a grotesque creature is beyond me. Unless we are writing about a Manatee–they are so cute!

Reviewed by Diana Wiles 5/1/2012
We all have our impossible visions/dreams, but they demand acknowledgement...and in this acknowledgement...well 'the ending's yet to tell'....
Enjoyed this alot..
Best wishes, Diana..
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 4/30/2012
The rhythm is great and the words are lovely!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/30/2012
flawless rhythm and full of appeal!
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