Tuesday, April 17, 2018

I Am a Mermaid (A Poem for Day Fifteen of PAD)

Here is the prompt (for day fifteencopied from Poetic Asides: For today’s prompt, write a metaphor poem. That is, write a poem built around a metaphor. Remember: Metaphors actually take on another object (like “I am a Tree” or “I am a Rock“). This is not to be confused with similes, which are like metaphors (for instance, “I am like a tree” or “I am like a rock”), but not quite. Dig? If so, then you are a shovel or spade or bulldozer. Now poem the heck out of metaphors today.

Photo of Forget-Me-Nots by Pedro Irizarry
Hold Me in Your Heart

I Am a Mermaid

But I don’t live
in the sea.
I flower from May
to September
when I add
a sweet touch
of color
to your garden.
Those who've
cultivated me
call me
a forget-me-not.
I’m easy to grow,
reliable, too—
you can count on me
to bloom and add cheer
to your life
when you’re feeling blue.



  1. You KNOW I had to comment on this one, with that title! :) Love it!

  2. I thought of you when I wrote that title. Thank you, De. <3