Pythian Games

put on your track shoes and write the miles

How Wrong

with 3 comments

How am I to decide

Which way I am

Which way to go

I come up from the water

From my icy oceanic depths

Clutching the jewels of my Mother

Gasping as air like fire

Sears my lungs

Threatening to rip me asunder

Silvery lights gleaming from above

Striking my naked flesh

Like heavy blows

I thought

I thought I heard his voice

And turning towards him

I swam

Loosing tail and fin

Shedding scales all along

Til up I scaled

Clutching sharp glittery sand

Here I wobble

On these two thin things

Struggling to know

Have I done the right thing

Good-bye to my family

Good-bye to my home

All I have now

Is this love still unknown

Written by Raven Tk

http://onthewrongsideofthemirror.wordpress.com/

Written by Tabitha Low

July 18, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Posted in A Poem a Day, RavenTK

3 Responses

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  1. mercy on this mermaid!

    kvwordsmith

    July 18, 2008 at 7:48 pm

  2. swap fins and the freedom of the ocean for legs and aching feet? I’d have to think hard about that.

    Gail

    July 19, 2008 at 3:41 am

  3. I see it as the story of man and womankind, our transitionation from creatures of the sea to those of the land. This is a wonderful piece, Raven.

    Vi

    woodnymph

    July 19, 2008 at 1:48 pm


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