Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean


The Rose Moon Of June - Poem by Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

The balmy, gentle summer breeze of June
Would lift up anyones heart and catapult to the sky
The warm ocean would beckon n croon
The mermaids gaze longingly at the shore and sigh

The Prince of Samarkand sailing on the high sea
Loved the Ocean and always longed for lapping waves
Always on long voyages and this time to Italy
A surprise storm hit the sea n his ship could not be saved

Unconscious, his body lunged into the deep
A ghastly sight but his destiny had a plan in store
The Mermaid Princess came to the rescue with a leap
Rose, her name and tales of beauty spread to the shores

She swam him to safety and tended him with warm loving care
Sitting by his side for endless warms days and silvery nights
His eyes opened to see a most enchanting face, a beauty so rare
He fell deep into a rapturous spell....it was love at first sight

They spent days rapt in each other and nights in longing
And soon some people from his kingdom came to claim
Their prince and Rose went quickly into hiding
Everything for her had changed, would never be the same

She longed and wept for him and went to the mermaid witch
Beseeched her to change her into a woman with legs and feet
And thus began the arduous task of a mermaid switch
After a few days, the magical transformation was complete

Exhilirated and wild with anticipation, Rose started her journey
To Samarkand to meet her Prince n be his wife
As she reached her destination, the beautiful one was to see
A most heartbreaking sight.....such is life

The Prince was getting wed to the daughter of a powerful King
The ground slipped beneath her feet, Rose was bathed in tears
She watched from her hiding as the people started to sing
Her heart in tethers, she made her retreat from the rear

In the silvery night......she let out one last wailing scream
Before she crumbled before the Moon and swooned
The Moon absorbed all her tears and fetched her on a moonbeam
You can see her crying figure once in a year on the Rose Moon


Comments about The Rose Moon Of June by Renu Rakheja a.k.a Tranquil Ocean

  • (6/19/2007 10:49:00 AM)

    Bravo.....
    My heart beside itself can only say that the words you have placed in this poem
    shine of the true talent that lye within you....there just are not enough tens...
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/15/2007 10:06:00 PM)

    Beautiful versing, young lady...And dedicated to a Gentleman Sir in true! Well constructed work.T.O......You Do Keep Rockin', my dear!

    FjR
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011


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