Photo Challenge: Poem – Free Verse – “Jolly Sailor Boys” #amwriting #movies #mermaids #poetry


Thanks to NEKNEERAJ of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting the Photo Challenge. 

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Credit: Natalie Fedajeva

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I used to be a mermaid, 

They stole me from my sea.

My sisters cried and sang for me;

But no siren’s song, 

Could sway those ‘Jolly Sailor Boys.’ 

I used to be a mermaid, 

They stole me from my sea. 

Said I had to walk and run, 

But my legs were far too weak.

I stumbled, I fell,

These legs are pure Hell;

Some incantations, my tail was gone.  

I used to be a mermaid, 

They stole me from my sea. 

My tears required for eternal life, 

They fell in floods and showers, 

I drowned them in my tears. 

Gaia’s answer from the sky, 

Her thoughts of ‘Jolly Sailor Boys.’ 

My teeth tainted razors, 

Ripping throats for dread,

Of what a Captain would do to me, 

A creature pure, unperverted, 

Mermaid tears were dredged. 

I used to be a mermaid, 

They stole me from my sea.

A siren’s ancient rage awoke, 

Became my new morality.  

And though I long for waves, 

My sisters who live below;  

I cannot even swim in the corner, 

The ocean’s rejected me.  

It seems to me, my tears did mix,  

In some fountain of ancient yore;

My only place to freely swim, 

So I swam all the more. 

I used to be a mermaid, 

They stole me from my sea, 

Now I bathe in this youthful fountain, 

No immortality I wanted;

Only my home in open seas. 

I wasn’t given a choice, 

Only vast eternity. 

Forever I was altered, 

And one by one they drank; 

Those ‘Jolly Sailor Boys’ dead fell, 

Into the sea, their bodies compelled. 

I used to be a mermaid, 

They stole me from the sea

Brought me to gates of immortality,  

Trapped in a glass crate. 

And when some old spells, 

Had me walking regularly; 
I hummed my mother’s tune, 

Singing for the lost men, 

No more ‘Jolly Sailor Boys;’ 

For Gaia turned on them. 

I used to be a mermaid, 

They stole me from my sea

Though, I’m now no mermaid, 

I sing the same old tune, 

I’ll sing it long, in a siren’s song, 

Luring ‘Jolly Sailor Boys,’ 

That tore me from my sea; 

Because when I was once a mermaid, 

Those ‘Jolly Sailor Boys’ stole me. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

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Luxebox: Spring 2016


 

Yeah, my Spring 2016 Luxebox arrived today! Luxebox is a beauty box you can receive up to four times a year, or every season. You can opt for a regular Luxebox and have the items you receive be a surprise or you can choose to receive a limited edition Luxebox. I typically opt for the special edition as the products are often better and more towards the makeup end of the beauty spectrum. If you wish to receive Luxebox, you can try it even for only one season. Check- out Luxebox’s website here.

These are the products I received this March:

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Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Laquer in Eye Candy- 15 mL -(value $15.83)

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Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics: Lychee Gel – Softening Shower and Bath Gel -30 mL- (value $15.95) http://www.JellyPongPong.com

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Lippy Girl Vegocentric Lipstick in P-Bomb -3.8 g -(value $23.00) http://www.LippyGirl.com

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POP Beauty Kajal Pen in Inky Purple (Eyeliner)- 0.9 g- (value $10.00) http://www.POPBeauty.com

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Shick 5 Curve Sensing Blades Hydro Silk Water-Activated Moisturizing Serum

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Nova Scotia Fisherman eXtreme Skin Care: Sea Salt Soap- 116g- (value $4.95) http://www.NovaScotiaFisherman.com

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Model Co Daily All-In-One Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum BB Cream in Light, SPF 30 – -35 mL- (value $22.00)  www.ModelCoCosmetics.com

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Catherine Maladrino Style de Paris Fragrance  -50 ml – (value $80.00)

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