The Sea Song

by Jessica L.   Apr 2, 2021


It was a night like any night
The night it all would change
The weather took a turn for worse
The boat began to clang

Off he toppled down below
He thrashed and fought to live
But as he gasped to take a breath
The waves just would not give

And as the water burned his lungs
It's then he saw her there
She pressed her silent lips to his
And filled his lungs with air

It's then he heard a gentle voice
singing soft and sweet
"It's not your time to meet the end
Your life's still incomplete"

She wrapped him in her steady arms
And up she raced above
She set him down before the boat
And gave him one hard shove

He toppled in a foggy daze
And turned to help her in
But down she dove into the depths
With a splash of her large fin

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Jessica Lonczak 2021

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  • 1 month ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Reminds me of the film 'Splash' which I have seen with my kids a few times. Great poem, and well rhymed throughout.

    All the best

    • 1 month ago

      by Jessica L.

      I may have to watch that one with my little one! Thank you! :-)

  • 1 month ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    I love this tale (or should I say tail haha). The rhyming and flow was consistent, and I liked the happy ending, as I expected him to encounter a siren or someone who would try to lure him to the bottom of the sea. I always enjoy poems with that fantasy twist and who couldn't love mysterious creatures in the sea, especially mermaids?

    Two small things:

    Second stanza: "But as gasped to take a breath"
    - Should it read "But as he gasped to take a breath"?

    Fourth stanza: "Your lifes still incomplete"
    - Apostrophe needed! Should be "life's"

    Welcome to this site, by the way! Hope to read more from you soon.

    • 1 month ago

      by Jessica L.

      Thank you for bringing those mistakes to my attention, it was a late night write and I completely overlooked those errors. I am glad that you enjoyed my poem - Thank you for the kind feedback!

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