Drown Her

We were only trying to drown her
the mermaids sought to explain
innocence turned to jealousy
beauty without due constraint

all too alluring on the surface
charm cast to catch with a smile
mockery spun with delusion
until the pretender is dead

immersion is the last excursion
the waters aren’t the final escape
pay heed to the song of the sirens
consumed with the need to entrap

don’t ask the maidens for mercy
they’ll laugh in response to the plea
fun is had without payment
except for the one at joke’s end

© 2020. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20200230.
Written by poetryaccident (Poetry Accident)
Author's Note
The poem “Drown Her” was inspired by a quote from Peter Pan, “We were only trying to drown her.”
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