Magical Monday: Mermaids

Posted on July 30th, 2012 in Stories

Painting by Blond Duck

When I slip into the cool teal,

Away from the splashing and shrieking,

Lost in a world of blue,

I transform into a dream.

 

Toes become tail,

Legs fused into one,

Under the surface I spin and surge,

Back and forth across the white cement sand.

 

The waves, the sun,

The cold air against my slick skin,

It’s only when I come back for breath,

That I glimpse reality again.

 

And I know it’s silly,

Just a secret fantasy,

But for an hour,

I don’t have a house to clean,

A job to do,

Chores to finish.

For an hour, it’s just me and the water,

Fused as one,

A maiden of the sea.

 

For if I had to be anything,

A mermaid I would be.

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21 Responses to “Magical Monday: Mermaids”

  1. Barbara Says:

    I love mermaids too!

  2. Joyness Sparkles Says:

    Oh how cute! I love the painting. Way back in 3rd grade, our teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. I said, “A mermaid with a pink, purple, and blue tail.” I was devastated when she said I could not be a mermaid. I was equally as devastated when I was told my eyes would always be blue and not lavendar, though God knows I tried to convince people otherwise. Some adults can make childhood unpleasant, yay for those like you who have an imagination! :)

  3. thedoseofreality Says:

    Love this. So magical and beautiful! :)

  4. Channon Says:

    Sweet painting – and poem. Happy Monday Mermaid!

  5. Lana Says:

    You are quite the artist.

  6. Lady Fi Says:

    Aww – so sweet!

  7. dani Says:

    Love the story and the painting, it looks great!

  8. Mom Says:

    I love the poem and the painting. Your painting is really awesome. I will think of this when we go swimming.

  9. Faith Says:

    Mermaids are my favorite! :)

  10. Natasha Says:

    Amazing picture and great poem. You’re really good with the acrylics, Duckie. :)

  11. Dancing Branflake Says:

    You have such a way to paint the scene. I feel like I’m a mermaid gliding through water now!

  12. Tina L. Hook Says:

    Does anyone remember the movie Splash? This post makes me want to watch it again.

  13. Rachel Says:

    That is such an amazing painting, wow! You are so talented!

  14. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    What fun it would be to leave housework and just swim with the dolphins.

  15. Marjie Says:

    And did you make the painting for this magical story?

  16. jamie gibbs Says:

    HI!!
    I could live in your dream world!!!Under the sea…is the place I would like to be…..unafraid of the water though!!!I am afraid….but I can dream!!
    hugs,
    jamie-mimi

  17. Style Id Net Says:

    Lovely picture. Mermaids or birds; I could have been ither with no problem …. but usually prefer me!
    * STYLE ID NET *
    * Filomenas Closet *

  18. Reeni Says:

    So cute! The painting is adorable too!

  19. Nutmeg Nanny Says:

    I totally want to be a mermaid. How fun would that be?

  20. The Dainty Doll's House Says:

    I love love mermaids, I always wished I was one and could swim all over the world :) ) Wonderful this is :) )) xx

  21. Co-Pilot Mom Says:

    Lovely poem and painting. There is just something so appealing about mermaids.

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