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By GreyGirlThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time., Pohang,Kyungbuk, Korea, Republic of

Below and deep down,
The sky is still blue,
And there are still weeds to be pulled.

Below and deep down,
I huddle in a boat with no sail,
And watch the birds with gills fly through the sky.

Below and deep down,
It's very lonely.
I was wrong about the mermaids – there
are none.

Below and deep down,
The sky presses down,
And it rains day and night.

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5 comment(s)
This is a great poem! Congratulations on getting published! :D
Dec. 02, 2013 at 1:41 PM • Report
Thanks! :D
Dec. 11, 2013 at 8:24 PM • Report
The pic is what captured me the most. I've never seen it before. So...bold. I swear that's what I look like in the morning...but not that attractive. -_- I love the poem. And the disappointment you convey, especially when you realize there are no mermaids in the sea, which is disappointing. I like the two last lines: "The sky presses down,/And it rains day and night." Well done.
Jun. 14, 2013 at 3:43 PM • Report
i agree with Mckay. the last line is what held me. 
Nov. 14, 2013 at 2:08 PM • Report
Agreed; the last two lines should always be the most powerful and they were, another awesome piece of writing!
Dec. 16, 2013 at 12:05 PM • Report