Siren Song

Her body is a siren song

You are led into an ocean of unknowing 

Within, within

So everyone that has ever loved her

Found themselves in over their heads

Impossible to cling to her

For she is water

Changeable, tempest-tossed

The seaweed of her hair around your throat

She coats you with pearls

And you gasp for air

Some fisherman’s tale compels you

Believing you will find the sea cave

Where she keeps her heart

A flame that burns in water

You will take it

And use it

To guide your ship through any storm

Instead you dissolve in her

Adoring drowning hero

She would catch you but cannot

For she is only water

Salt tears, tropical deluge

Watching as you fall away

Through the film of her promise

She did not do this on purpose

We are all bound by the rule

Of Nature

By queenofelves

Writer, artist, and magic-user. Lover of fantasy and romantic poetry. Always exploring!


  1. I need only to read a few lines into this poem, to find descriptions of my own heart and feelings, and the desperation that I often feel 😔, as I long to catch hold of things in life that always seem to be just out of reach…………


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