A Storm's Remorse
"Bright sweet shining - mercy me!"
The old man said to the sunrise.
The sea then giggled a symphony.
The boat cleared her throat,
and the man rubbed his eyes -
out amongst the cerulean glory.
The captain stood, a proudly man
With a smile on his face
And the world in his hand.
In a boat which was rugged and hoary.
Months ago he'd seen her there,
As if dropped down from above!
In the tide, a mermaid bride –
He knew she was his true love!
When weeks had past - he set out at last
To find his coral reef queen.
With sun burning fast – he tightened the mast!
And the ship! How she groaned as she leaned!
To his dismay, long grew the day.
The waves waved goodbye
and the birds flew away.
The wind left him lone
with his mourning.
A cloud came along, 'twas singing a song
and the man took it as a forewarning.
Across the way, the mermaid lay
preparing herself for her man.