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The Fisheman

The Fisheman

T'was on a cold, bleak, winter's day
When white -foamed waves engulfed the rocksΒ 
And crashed upon the shore, they say,
That a fisherman was struggling home
When he saw a sight not seen before,
That day the wind blew easterly across the ravaged shore;
For, with her petticoats a dripping
And sea weed in her hair,
Cradling her swollen belly,
A dismal wrench stood there.
She opened up her arms to him,
Her face all waxy white,
And reddened eyes from salty tears
Cried o'er and o'er beseeching plight.
"Tell me wrench," he said to her
"From whereabouts you come?
"I see nobody else around,
"From who is it that you run?"
And the fisherman held out his hand
For to help her from the sea.
But she pulled him out to her and said,
"My lover he did murder me.
"And all I want is to be loved again,
"Loved for all of time.
"For my lover he did murder me
"And murdered, too, this babe of mine.
"So, come with me and be my love,
"Come hither to my briny lairΒ 
"And live for all eternity
"In happiness with me there."
T'was on a cold, bleak, winter's day,
When white-foamed waves engulfed the rocks
And crashed upon the shore, they say,
That a fisherman forgot his home
And was gone for ever more,
That day the wind blew easterly
Across the ravaged shore.

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Jill Tait

TOTALLY BRILLIANT !!! love love thisun ❀️❀️❀️

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Being Me

Thankyou, so much. I truly appreciate your lovely comment. It has put a huge smile on my face πŸ˜€ x

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Jill Tait

Pinned of course omg I love this ❀️❀️❀️

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Jill Tait

β€οΈπŸ’™β€οΈ

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Cherie Leigh

Oh how sad....Feels like a an old fold legend....haunting...Great work!Β  xo I enjoyed. ;)Β Β 

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Being Me

Cherie, I am so glad you thought it like an old folk tale as this is exactly how I wanted it to be like. Thank you x

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Natalie

This is great writing right here, Gave me goosebumps.i agree with Cherie.

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Being Me

Thank you so much Natalie! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. Glad you liked it x

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Tony Owen

Hauntingly sad, an excellent atmospheric other worldly tale of the supernatural. Brilliant write!Β 

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Being Me

Hi Tony,Β  thank you so much for reading my poem. You left a lovely comment and I really appreciate it. Thanks again x

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Larry Ran

Dear Being Me,

Welcome to Cosmo!Β  We have a new star on our site, for "Being Me" makes "being us", a pleasure when we read your beautiful poetry.Β  You will note, that I often comment poetically, either in verse or Haiku.

All alone on the ocean, a fisherman suddenly did see
A pregnant lass who was crying, saying "My true love murdered me"
She asked him to come be with her, promised him eternal life
He joined her then forever, ending all his strife

Peace and Love,
Larry xxx
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Being Me

Thank you for honouring me with this lovely poem of yours, Larry πŸ˜€Β  and thank you for the welcome I do have to confess though, I am a returnee. I missed you guys too much to stay away forever. Such is the pull of the Cosmo family x

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Larry Ran

Great to have you back.

Love,
Larry xxx

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LittleGift

Ooh I got goosebumps at the end of this fabulous piece. Loved it. Thanks for sharingΒ 

all the bestΒ 
LGΒ 

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Being Me

Thank you for reading LG😁  I'm glad you liked it x

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Being Me

Hi Poetess...Thank you very much! You might remember this from when I was on Cosmo before. We did a co write together. I emailed you the first two verses of this and then you did your spin with it. (A Grevious Malady?). I just carried on and finished it off in the vein I had started writing itΒ  xπŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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Being Me

πŸ‘πŸ‘Β  thank you x

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