Poem: I Wandered On The Sandy Shore..

I Wandered On The Sandy Shore.


I wandered on the sandy shore

When someone shouted ‘Help’

I looked around but all I saw

Was sand and sea and kelp


I wandered on a little more

There was a second call

It seemed to come from over there

Behind the old sea wall


I wandered on to have a look

And then what did I see

A mermaid crouching in the sand

And gazing up at me


‘Please help me cut this netting

It has tangled me so tight

It caught me in the water

And I nearly died with fright’


I cut her loose and carried her

Back to the sea so blue

I’ve kept it all a secret

So it’s just between us two



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