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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