Beneath The Deep

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This is a piece with the theme of "Dark Mermaid". It takes elements based on Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Mermaid" than the Disney version. But set with a very "dark" backdrop, feedback and comments always welcome.

Submitted: July 26, 2012

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Beneath The Deep 7/25/2012

Beneath the waves of the trembling sea,

In the ocean’s deep,

I made a choice,

Betwixt,

My love who dwelt above,

And my life down below,

The old sea witch saw me weeping,

On the sea bed’s floor,

Struck a bargain that would cost me dearly,

Was not hard to choose the course of fate,

To sever the ties that kept me seabound,

My voice for legs that can touch the ground,

When I reached the beached sands,

My beloved found me thus,

By the next tide,

I’ll be my beloved’s bride,

And so it was promised,

By the wind, sea, and salt,

I was confident my beloved,

Looked past my one fault,

The lack of voice,

What branded me Siren,

Princess of the mighty sea,

By darkest night,

By every fallen star,

My rival crept out the ocean,

Unbeknownst to me,

Carrying my greatest gift,

And took what meant

The most dear,

My beloved,

Who looked at me with scorn,

Who felt I was useless and mute,

Loved my rival under the guise of

deadly spells,

I could say nothing,

Give no warning,

And so foe wed beloved,

My remaining shell shattered,

Grief my only consort,

Hatred my only solace,

My lamentation left me wasted,

These costly legs could no longer

Carry me,

Death beckoned becoming the inevitable,

So the Mermaid died,

Far from shore,

Far from her Father,

The mighty ocean,

Now only a shadowy spirit,

Haunting what cost her everything,

Her dearly beloved.

©Tragedienne Belle Morte 2012


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