One dark night the stars came out to splash the moonlit sky
The creatures of the sea and land could hear the mermaid cry
Her pounding heart was terrorized as lightning crashed the air
Poseidon challenged Neptune with warning and a dare
Commanding power o'er all the deep, he caused a violent storm
The silver stars escaped their doom, the willow wailed and mourned
To free the maiden from her curse of gripping weed of sea
Tangled in her mermaid's tale, who could set her free?
Somewhere in a prayer beyond the sea and night
A rescue was commissioned, an angel took to flight
Soaring through the cosmos, suspending time and space
Planetary checkpoints discovered not a trace
The mirror of creation enlightened with a glance
Revealed exact location of the master of song and dance
Armed with calm assurance, the one took rapid flight
To rescue the mermaid maiden from cruel and desperate plight
Through unwavering hope, faith, and love and against all earthly odds, divine intervention mystically bestows upon a young sea maiden a magnificent transformation. Desire, belief, and strong conviction enable a miracle beyond human comprehension. In the classical tradition of literary excellence, this poetic tale is reminiscent of many faerie tales of centuries ago. This is more than a story. It is a mystical experience beyond compare. It is also a tale of extraordinary literary merit. The reader will transcend ordinary reality and travel through a realm of beauty, magic, and miracles.
About the Author
Linda J. Wagner is a poet, author, and teacher. She holds a Master of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts. Ms. Wagner has been an educator professionally and in heart for twenty years. She values literary artistry and merit above all else and receives creative inspiration for her work through her literary and creative studies. Ms. Wagner’s goals are to educate, inspire, and create for children and adults. She lives in a quiet country cottage in Ashland, Ohio, with her son, Collin.