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If I were a mermaid

By Alice B. Schellinger. Published about a year ago 1 min read
Top Story - August 2022
Photo by Nsey Benajah on Unsplash

Under the water’s glossy surface,

I am at peace

I am serene

and whole

One with a force that is both me and not me

One with a life that feels so much purer than the world raging around me

I feel weightless,

and I move effortlessly

I don’t know how, but I move from one spot to another without resistance

You would think you’d see shimmering scales dotting my legs,

and fins where my feet should be

My hair cascades behind me and flows like the waves

as I swim past you

I look at you as if I’m seeing you for the first time

And you hear a sound

like the sweetest lullaby

Calling to you,

drawing you in,

as you fall for a mermaid

under the surface of the crystal blue waters

love poems

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Alice B. Schellinger.

Hostess of the SchellingtonGrin Podcast. Writer of poems, short stories, articles, and reviews. Support the SchellingtonGrin Podcast on Spotify and connect with me here and on other socials to be part of the Community

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  • Chelsea Hopeabout a year ago

    Beautifully written, great read.

  • Heather Lunsfordabout a year ago


  • Shah Hussainabout a year ago

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  • Lorna Dolanabout a year ago

    Beautiful poetry. I love the theme and beautiful use of descriptive language.

  • Arbababout a year ago

    Beautiful one

  • Chezney Martinabout a year ago

    This was very calming to read, fog-clearing, even. Thank you for posting, I love it!

  • Shah Hussainabout a year ago

    Special one

  • Stephane Perezabout a year ago

    good article

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