The Mermaids Tale

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 must 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

The Mermaids Tale
by restlessd

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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)

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The Mermaids Tale
by restlessd

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beach, poetry, photoshop, unique, mermaid, siren, tale, love, sadness, lies

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

    Dear sweet fantastic artist…your poem as always is beautifu and this picture gorgeous!!!
    always love all your art and your poems…where all that comes from…got to be from above..
    he definetly reaches out to you.Rhonda..lots of hugs my dear friend…
    sherri :):)

  • Dear Sherri… thank you so much for your wonderful compliments. . . and I must agree. . . I do have to thank my creator for any talents I may possess…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Ralmost 4 years ago

    I just saw and commented on this beautiful piece in here
    Loved it. For further comment, please see the link.
    xoxo Iris

  • Thank you for visiting both postings Iris… it means a lot to me…xox

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • katcollins
    katcollinsalmost 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous

  • Thank you Kat :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 4 years ago

    I LOVE this poem - and you—- and the image that goes with it.

  • Thank you my SS – - -

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 4 years ago

    Such beautiful work Rhonda – (we’ve been listening to the same music again…;))

  • Thank you Rosie… yes, we must be on the same wavelength :o)
    hugz & sorry for the late reply…. must’ve missed this one….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...almost 4 years ago

    I never thought of it that way before, but I think you discovered something.
    That had to be it!
    LOVE the poem, the photo and the description!
    So glad you posted this.

  • Aha Corri, I love that — to open a new perspective. . . there are always 2 sides to every story :o) Happy that you enjoyed this with me :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • oscarelizondo
    oscarelizondoalmost 4 years ago

    Let our ears hear the tales so that our spirits will not wonder seeking lustering time. Great story, and thank you for sharing.

  • I so appreciate your lovely words Oscar… thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed this.


    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 4 years ago

    Great poem and image, Rhonda.

  • Thank you Eeva… :o) glad you think so…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic, I love this. So well done in every way!

  • Oh – what a fabulous thing to say Tony!! Thank you!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Rhonda, well done.

    David xx

  • Thanks so much David. . .

    – Rhonda Strickland

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