The Mermaid

August 27, 2012
By Aaroshi GOLD, Fremont, California
Aaroshi GOLD, Fremont, California
12 articles 2 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” –Oscar Wilde


A mermaid played with the laughing waves
She chased them to the shore
They lapped the feet of the sandy beach
As she basked in the stickiness of the summer sun
A fisherman saw her sandy tail
And he saw the rolls of her sun kissed back
"Ah," he said with a smirk that chilled
"Now here is a fish too sweet to cook."
Throwing back his whip and pinching net, he snapped
Once, twice, and then once more
Snickering as her cries echoed in his grimy ears
Once, twice, and then once more
She bit and yanked the gnawing rope
She panted and clawed at her ensnared neck
She saw brown hands lunging for her throat
She grabbed them and pulled them close
She pushed her lips up against his
Writhing from their grubby crust
She parted her lips and bit down with all her might
Once, twice, and then once more
He yelled in shock, and she dug her nails deep
Smiling with satisfaction as trickles of red oozed from the roughness of his flesh
She pulled herself to the water; she pulled him to the water
Pools of red emerged within the blue
She flicked her tail to summon the waves
Loosening the ropes, they set her free
Pushing her towards home
All as the fisherman drifted farther and farther away
Into the murky waters of his grave



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Aaroshi GOLD said...
on Sep. 17 2012 at 6:33 pm
Aaroshi GOLD, Fremont, California
12 articles 2 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” –Oscar Wilde

Certainly! And thanks so much; it means a lot.

Aaroshi GOLD said...
on Sep. 17 2012 at 6:32 pm
Aaroshi GOLD, Fremont, California
12 articles 2 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” –Oscar Wilde

Thank you!

on Sep. 17 2012 at 10:20 am
Devil_rose96 SILVER, Cibolo, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
a broken heat is like a broken mirror...its best to leave it broken rather than hurt yourself trying to fix it.
-annonymous

is this new jersey or new zeland!?!?!
-logan henderson

this is such an awesome poem! i truly LOVE it:) if you could review  one of my poems that would be awesome!!

on Sep. 16 2012 at 9:47 pm
Padoodallee GOLD, Haven, Kansas
13 articles 0 photos 120 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." -Michelangelou

Really mystical and eerie. I love the playfulness to haunting.


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