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Mac a ‘Mhuir

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“Goldfish Dancing” – Cebu, 08 April 2017

in a
time
long forgotten
‘neath the
crashing waves
dwelt a
prince
the son
of the
ocean lord.

his hair
was the
colour
of the
sea
in a
storm
and his
eyes
the deep
green
of the
greater depths;
his skin
pale
as the
rarest pearl
and his
face
most comely
to see.

but
he was
not happy
for he
felt
a noose
tightening
’round his
neck:
for his
sire
promised him
away
with no
thought
of his
own desires.

and the
mischief
in his
mind
took him
over
and rebellion
he sought
and havoc
he wrought
terrorising the
mortals
of the
earth.

boldly did
he lure
maidens
to the
water
and lo
they did
drown
in fruitless
yearning;
and the
fisher-boats
would capsize
and the
sailor-men
tossed into
the sea
where they
turned to
fish
unwittingly hunted
by their
own
in turn;
and he
called forth
tempests
upon the
landsmen –
ruinous rains
rampaging floods
tearing through
the earth
in destruction
far and
wide.

“o father!”
the prince
called
his tone
cold and
callous and
mocking,
“behold thy
folly,
behold this
madness
thou hast
forced mine
hand
to cast:
i will
not
be bound;
i will
not
be wed
away
to some
ill-born
wench
i know
not!”

and the
sea king’s
wrath
knew no
bounds
and he
would have
smote down
his erring
son –
but his
hand
was stayed
and his
anger
given pause…

and the
lord
of the
waves
gazed upon
the shore
to see
a lady
bright
bearing inexorably
towards
the water;
blade
in hand
and fire
in her
eyes.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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