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The Mermaids Tale a poem by RestLeSsD

This story’s told from days long gone.
Of the beautiful mermaids and their song
Unlike the tales of vivid dreams
And treacherous luring with wicked schemes.

The lovely girls had to find a way
To trick the boys so they’d stay away.
For they came here with one true intent
To steal their hearts without their consent.

This may sound like loves one true goal
In reality future hopes is what they stole.
The falsehood offered up love and a happy life
This was only a silkscreen to the future strife.

They only knew this from one who had escaped
She was able to return, the truth undraped.
Her story told for them all to know
No other maiden would err and go.

From that time then to this day now
When the boys sailed by the maids avow
To fool the boys so they would stay away,
So the maidens would not dare to stray.

They would sing their songs in lovely voice
The sailors slept, they had no choice.
The ship sailed on, the boys did snore.
They passed on by never seeing the shore.

There is a lesson here somewhere
You can figure it out if you really care.
Or perhaps this is just an old folktale
You decide, truth will always prevail. . .

a rhonda original© 2010

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A story I created reversing the legends of the sirens luring men from their ships. Could this also have other meanings? Open to your own interpretation. . . hope you enjoy this. . . :o)

Original shot with a Nikon CP8400 at in Northern California – Morrow Bay, CA, USA. The jetty created a wonderful sun strike on the watery sand. I loved seagulls in silouhette. . .

Digital painting in PSCS2 using textures, layer masking & blending.

Textures by Skeletal-Mess Thank you, you are so generous!
Parts of free-stock images from Wiki-Commons

J is for Jetty

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Created: 07-24-2010

Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandover 4 years ago

    Please view large. . .

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 4 years ago

    FWHOAAAAAAAAAAAA…what a beautiful site to behold…gorgeous..look like a very old lovely painting…so very beautiful Rhonda!!!!
    You are incredible…Sherri :):) hugss and have a wonderful day!!!!

  • Sherri!!!!!! So fabulous to read your words… thank you so very much!!!
    This helped me have a wonderful day…. Hugz,

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Colleen Milburn
    Colleen Milburnover 4 years ago

    Glorious work, wonderful storytelling. (Though wish I could see more of the boat.) I love this, Rhonda :))

  • Thank you Colleen… Yea, the boat was a hard one because it started out a bit blurry so I couldn’t go too big. Plus, I have a hard time with perspectives & size and didn’t want them to look as if they didn’t fit.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Simon Groves
    Simon Grovesover 4 years ago

    Rich and lovely with beautiful tones and great colour scheme! Great work Rhonda!

  • Thank you Simon… a favorite song of yours too – :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 4 years ago

    A beautiful composition Rhonda, a fave too

  • Thank you for the lovely comment & the fave!!
    Always glad when you stop by…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 4 years ago

    Oooh, Rhonda, how gorgeous this is!!!! xo

  • Ooooh Laurie… so glad you think so…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Jessica Jenney
    Jessica Jenneyover 4 years ago

    Stunning work, Rhonda!

  • Thanks so much Jessica…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 4 years ago

    darling Rhonda – let me talk about the image first. It is sensational. BUT It HAS to be viewed large to appreciate all the incredible detail. Your start image is exquisite, and the way you have built on this is a triumph. The characters, the colour, the mood – all just so good.

    Now the poem… well I have laughed and almost cried at the same time – what an insightful and clever piece of poetry. It is the story of every young courting couple – until they marry!!

    You just get better and better and this one is terrific.


  • THANK YOU!!!! Anna, how you make me smile… ;O} – my inspiration…
    And the poem, he he… you got it spot on – you are so intuitive..
    I have truly enjoyed your comments … bit smile..

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Noble Upchurch
    Noble Upchurchover 4 years ago

    Great work of art!!! Superb texture work!!!! Beautiful beyond words!!!!

  • Ahhh, thank you kind sir… what a great thing to say…
    :o }


    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 4 years ago

    Beautiful “vintage” looking image. Very fine work!

  • Thank you Seth… that was what I was going for…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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