Category:  Fantasy Traditional Art | Posted: September 3, 2017

I Envy You!

The Green Mermaid

by Raoul D'Harmental

Color Green Art Contest Contest Entry 
Happy Sunday all! The following poem was composed to tell the story of how this mermaid came to be a lurid green. Happy viewing and reading if you do!

The Green Mermaid

They say I'm a sight never seen
Before - a mermaid coloured green.
It goes against Nature, they say,
To be green when I should be grey
Or blue or whatever's the shade
That's befitting of a mermaid.
Indeed, I have not always been
Glazed a lurid reptilian green.
Let me tell, in tones cold and low,
How both She and You made me so.

It came about when I found out
I was born a human without
A hint of trout till She cursed me
And deemed a mermaid I should be.
Yes, She, Nature, against me sinned
When together my legs she pinned
And skinned and clad them with gross scales
And bid me to swim with the whales;
To dive deep and to surf the foam
Of seas faraway from my home.

So, against Her who with a fin
Has cursed me, I a deadly sin
Resolved to commit and indeed,
My sheen is caused by my misdeed.
What sin paints me this mossy hue?
It's Envy. Yes, I envy You!


Post Type Traditional Art Mixed Media None
Coloured and graphite pencils



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