Original Unknown Girl

(o) Water Always Finds Water (A Slippery Tale) - Poem by Original Unknown Girl

She asked her a few questions
Shuffled the cards
Laid out the deck before her
“Pick a few won’t you? ”
“Ah yes”, she said, “was he a water sign? ”
“Yes” was her reply
“And you? ”
“Yes, water too”

“Ah, now I see…
When water meets water, you know;
It just flows,
Flows into one another
No seams, no edges, smooth without ridges
But when water meets fire
Well that’s a whole different desire
Water gets heated up by fire
But water can put fire out”
With that, she could agree and had no doubt

“What you need” she said, “is a good earth sign”
“Get away from all this water and fire,
Too much drowning, too much heat
What you need is some earth for you to meet”

So the mermaid shimmied up onto the rocks
Flipping her pearlescent tail on the shore
And twinkled her pretty shells
But the sea wanted her more……..

Comments about (o) Water Always Finds Water (A Slippery Tale) by Original Unknown Girl

  • (10/22/2015 6:47:00 AM)

    commenting to see if I can. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/5/2015 2:50:00 AM)

    Nice piece of work. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • (12/25/2013 12:27:00 PM)

    Merry Xmas Helen... very cinematic.. I've just seen a mermaid having her fortune read.. xx (Report) Reply

  • Leria Hawkins (3/19/2013 11:01:00 AM)

    Marvelous as always, my friend! (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (8/27/2009 1:59:00 PM)

    Pity about the mermaid. You would'nt have her phone no. would you? Seriously it's a well crafted poem that has enough of suspense to make it an exciting story-the mermaid bit only emerges at the end to keep us guessing again. Now we are wondering what was her romantic fate! . (Report) Reply

  • (5/3/2008 8:02:00 AM)

    Helen, this is a wonderful fairy-tale - i put it to my favorites. The closing lines are a masterpiece. It reminds me the sad tale about the Little mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, but in an adult beautiful poetical version. I love it (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2008 8:44:00 AM)

    damn it, i need to stop reading your stuff, it always makes me want to quit! ! hahah this was EXCELLENT 10/10.......p.s.- what's aquarius? (Report) Reply

  • (4/2/2008 1:35:00 AM)

    LOL! 10tacles in Dreams xx (Report) Reply

  • (3/31/2008 6:45:00 AM)

    I love this poem. The ending is brilliant!

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  • (3/31/2008 4:29:00 AM)

    A clever tail (oops tale) of destiny and desire...and all that the elements conspire...flows as seamlessly as water into water - superb UG! j xx (Report) Reply

  • (3/28/2008 8:31:00 AM)

    ne plus ultra of drifting
    petals caressing as they pass
    but pollens evasive
    companionship ala contraceptive
    “is like meeting …….” something Alanis said
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  • (3/27/2008 12:46:00 PM)

    This is so VERY clever Helen.... I love all the possibilities engendered here....
    The water connection, the Earthyness and its connotations, fate suspicion..
    And the subtle message of finding/landing the perfect one! Is there such an Animal?
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  • (3/27/2008 10:36:00 AM)

    Poor mermaid, I enjoyed reading this so much, I am a believer in birth signs, and think people should find out if they are compatible but then again opposites attract lol 10 again,
    Lynda xx
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 27, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, March 13, 2009

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