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I hope all had fun with the previous prompt (entries below.)

The challenge for this week is anything related to the Ocean, real or fictional.

This prompt was inpsired by Emily-Byrd 's Poem, Meara & The Mermaid. It's so breath-takenly beautiful!!
Meara and the MermaidOnce upon a time,
Very long ago
Lived a kingdom on a cliffside,
With the ocean far below.
Within it lived the mermaids
With sea-jewels in their hair;
Beneath the moon, they swam all night,
By daybreak, none were there.
Once upon a day,
Of bluest sky and sea,
A girl from that said kingdom
Was lost in reverie;
But this girl was no peasant,
She was the princess fair;
The lucid sky was in her eyes
And sunbeams in her hair.
Princess Meara was her name,
A child at thirteen;
The king, her father, loved her so
And called her "Little Queen";
For his own wife had long since passed
And left him quite alone;
So Meara was his foremost thought;
He scarce heeded the throne.
She looked down on the water
Tossing in the light,
And wished that she could watch the mermaids
Dancing in the night.
But when the creatures rose to play,
She had gone to bed;
The kingdom thought these beings strange,
Regarding them with dread.
For oceans were an unknown thought,
Their depths a mystery;
The people called the merma

Thanks for reading, and enjoy!

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SaltSomeday, as you fall asleep,
My heart held to your ear,
You'll hear the susurration of the ocean's symphony.
We make our own waves, slow and deep —
I am the sea you needn't fear;
The moon between us pulls our tides in salty synchrony.


VerbotenI would watch you 
And never ever betray my desire 
You were too hot !
Too much 
Too everything 
Just too ----too ......
But you were forbidden 
My own loyalty 
To my values 
To my ethics 
To my family 
Meant I could never tell you
That even just a glance in my direction 
Would make this tired blood feel fresh 
Like a horse running in a race 
This salty heart would beat anew !
When you found another job 
I was down ...
sometimes when I am dreaming 
I wonder if my forbidden love 
was really real 
If it was forbidden
Even to myself ?

The ShoreCrawling out
Gasping ...
The lungfish 
Felt the sand 
Over the broken shells 
the earth would never be the same.
  Evolutionary ebbs 
 Would wash change and all 
Explode in slow motion 
Like a storm frame by frame 
 Cloud by dirty cloud
and all this 
and science , philosophy 
Billy Shakespeare
Jesus and Confucius 
made me think of that 
First fish
and the horrors 
that sentience brings 
when I saw the photo 
of a
drowned child 
washed up 
on the shore....

Till next week!

Cheryl aka ShackledMuse
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