A girl at Sea

November 4, 2008
By Victoria Jones, Harrison, TN

A sun kissed shadow passes up there

I wonder, how odd, a girl with green hair

A sea crystal mirror shows who I am

A girl, a sister, the sister of Sam

So different, so strange, this girl wears my face

The same, the same, the locket of lace

My skin has a bluish tint

My eyes, so gray, casting a hint

A boat above, someone looking in

This someone is spying, surly a sin

Who is this someone, this someone looking in?

Who is it, who is it, this boy looking in?

A little closer he gazes down at her

A girl who’s waiting, a child called mer

A wave, much higher than should be

That boy, he slipped, he fell into me

I open my mouth and sing my sweet song

Declaring, the sea can do no wrong

A cloud of bubbles cast about us two

When that boy, slipped from the ship into blue

Awed and in wonder, he somehow found me

I took his hand and swam with fast urgency

All because of the emergency

He laid out across the sand

His expression grateful for the land

The author's comments:
Ok I have a few things to explain so this poem makes sense. The boldface sentances are told at a third person point of veiw. The regular ones are the girl's. The mirror she is looking at is her reflection from the shallow water as she looks up at the ship.

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