Neptune Day Parade

Written by Line Monique Gauthier |
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Tall tale conveyed

A little like a charade

Was about a mermaid

Partook in a parade

Long golden hair in braid

Eyes brilliant of gems inlaid

Seated on a throne of jade

Draped in seaworthy brocade

She was beautifully portrayed

While her graceful horses neighed


They passed by a colourful arcade

Enchanted was she by a serenade

Suddenly craved a wild exotic escapade

Ran off with an attractive mate in mascarade

Thought he’d treasure her heart soft as suede

But quickly the wondrous fantasy decayed

Realizing she’d been misplayed

Heartbroken and betrayed

She’d been remiss and overstayed

With much reason to be afraid

Perilously parched if further delayed

She urgently made her way through the glade

To the closest waterfall cascade


Moral of the story aptly made

When you’re a mermaid

Guest in a parade

Whether paid or unpaid

Do not cross the barricade 


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Author: Line Monique Gauthier
I started writing poetry as a teenager and the passion for it flourished since retiring. I also dabble in photography, watercolour and acrylics. I created what I call Flash Memory Therapy. I am an active member of Haiku Canada and My poetry is down-to-earth and meant to be understood as opposed to impress with hifalutin words.
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