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MERMAID’S SONG

This is the song of a red-haired mermaid
Who lived on mermaid lake
In a mermaid ocean
Where mermaids made melodies with the whales
The whales sang the mermaids’ praises
And the sharks and rays and jellies
Wove a liquid red carpet for
The red-haired princess
Of a backlit sun-filled teal world

This is the song of the red-haired mermaid
Who lived on mermaid lake
In a mermaid ocean
Where mermaids swam stormy waves with dolphins
The gymnasts of the sea
And the corals and anemones and clown fish
Lay a marbled floor for
The red-haired princess
In this backlit sun-filled teal world

This is the song of the red-haired mermaid
Who lived on mermaid lake
In a mermaid ocean
Where mermaids pirated the world of men
Here a whirlpool of vast seduction
Where secrets were tucked in centuries of silence
Where treasures were gemstone full
And the red-haired princess
Ruled, oh how she ruled!, this backlit sun-filled teal world

But this mermaid, this sparkling, glittering in the sun mermaid
Had her own secrets, her treasure that she loved
A titan’s son, tattooed with Poseidon’s specter on his brawny might
A treasure himself, the subject of, the subject of, his own book of rites

And the mermaid, this red-haired mermaid
With a conch shell held hovering near her
Blushing blooming lips
Sang this song on the edge of her darkness
Praying her longing no loyal subject would hear
For a merman, she only wished to know
This tattooed titan’s son so brawny, so beautiful, she for him wished to pirate
So she sang, her song:

Here, my hair falls above me
Here, you hold my face
Here you kiss me through the dark to the dawn
In my backlit, aqua teal world

Let my hair fall above me
The water-wind rustles my reds
As I dive deeper in your depths
My tail fallow, you, my personal island reef

Let the summer current hasten our love
Let the whales sing our praises
Let the dolphins bring us endless joy
The rays and jellies weave our red carpet entrance
While the corals, anemones and clown fish
Lay a marbled floor for
Me and you, my titan’s son

For here, my hair falls above me
For here, you hold my face
For here you kiss me through the dark to the dawn
In my backlit, aqua teal world

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from Listen to the Forest, released September 23, 2013

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Janice Kephart Washington, D.C.

Lavish dreamy super feminine vocals and lyrics delivered and written by prestigious poetry nominee, Janice Kephart. A former talk show host and senior government counselor who finds joy in sharing beautiful escapes to which every human heart and soul can relate. Kephart writes and creates all lyrics and vocals. Kephart's work has been compared to Jim Morrison. ... more

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