Far from our shores where the seagulls cry
As they circle around in the stormy sky,
A mermaid sleeps in her briny bed,
Golden curls crowning her little head.
She dreams of a world where dolphins play
And of golden sands and waves in the bay.
With a flip of her tail-fin she’ll quickly dart
And her lovely blue eyes will capture your heart.
She tickles the crabs, she teases the fishes
And turns coral shells into such pretty dishes.
This is her world with her father and mother,
With other sea children and sister and brother.
Sleep on little mermaid and dream of your pleasures
In your lovely sea palace surrounded by treasures.
Tomorrow will bring yet another bright day -
One full of laughter in your sea world of play.
Copyright on all my poems
This much-loved poem was chosen by teachers and children for publication and was published in my book "The Anthology" by AMS Educational Publishers Ltd in 2010. The book is not available now except via libraries but I have made all of these and many other of my poems freely available at the moment on my five websites. Josie