John Murphy

(St. Ninian's, Sterling, UK)

The Little Mermaid - Poem by John Murphy

While walking the lonely shore one day.
Something caught my wandering eye.
Among the flotsam and jetsam it lay.
A small pebble more bright than an Azure Blue sky.

I wondered from where the jewel had come.
My thoughts all that night were in vain.
Then I remembered of old a story was told.
Of a little Mermaid Queen of the Bay.

She had worn on her finger a stone of bright blue.
Which shone in the Moon-lit Bay.
Guiding ships safely through dangers anew.
And sailors from perilous Seas.

I heard the sobs and heart-rending sighs.
From a rock off the beach where she lay.
I can never forget the sound of her cries.
Or the tears in her eyes that day.

If I had a wish that would ever come true.
I'd wipe all her tears away.
And give her the beautiful Sapphire of Blue.
From the shore of Old Galway Bay.

Comments about The Little Mermaid by John Murphy

  • (6/30/2007 9:50:00 AM)

    how wonderful, enchanting. x. tell me, is this from a real local story or purely from your own vivid imagination? i have a mer tale too, it's called ODE TO WATER LILY.
    best wishes, well done.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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