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A Poem…

By the thickness of the forest, sat a young
prince with sapphire eyes. He traced his
porcelain fingers upon a dark pool of water
that led out to the serene sea.

And one day he sat. tracing the water once again
until he felt something nibble his finger. He jumped
back, startled, as a beautiful girl emerged from the
water. She held a gentle smile on her face and
the prince’s eyes blazed with an ocean of love.

She asked in a silvery voice if he was the prince, he
replied in a modest manner. In his surprise, she was
the princess of the sea. She told him how she
watched him, every day, trace his delicate fingers
upon the entrance of her kingdom.

She confessed how much she loved him and he felt
the same way. And so, day by day, they met each
other, musing about the different realms they lived in.
One day, she bursted she could not withhold
her love for him and told him to immediately go
to her father to ask for her hand in marriage.
Before, he could resist the offer, trying to explain
he was not like her, she dragged him down.


Into the sea, where he drowned in the arms
of his lover, who kept on swimming. Her golden
hair slowly strangled his fragile neck and she sang.
Her grip tightened around the wrist of her dead prince.

And, once she arrived to her palace, she looked
back at him. Who merely floated with a bloated
face, his crown lost on the way down. She was
oblivious to his death and to awake his lost soul.
She opened his eyes. No longer were his eyes
sparkling like gems. They were soaked with grey.

-Tenzin Dolkar
10th Grade
Richfield High School