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by Alice Schellinger 2 months ago in love poems
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If I were a mermaid

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

About the author

Alice Schellinger

Poet and classical literature aficionado. Lover of the arts. Creator of short stories, poems, and articles. Hostess of The SchellingtonGrin Podcast.

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  • Chelsea Hopeabout a month ago

    Beautifully written, great read.

  • FD Ravenskraft about a month ago

    this is very impressive. and well written. awesome wordsmithing

  • Shah Hussain2 months ago

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  • Lorna Dolan2 months ago

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

  • Arbab2 months ago

    Beautiful one

  • Chezney Martin2 months ago

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

  • Shah Hussain2 months ago

    Special one

  • Stephane Perez2 months ago

    good article

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