A mermaid within

A mermaid within…

 I plunge into the vast ocean of life

How vast is it if I deeply dive?

Is it a blend of tears and smiles?

Or dreams and mysteries filled that ocean awhile?

As I pledge deeper and deeper into that secret filled stormy ocean;

My emotions quiver, my heart chills with numb emotions

Causing my heart ‘n soul to sink,

Restless I become but my body and mind struggling to reach the depth to link.


 Beneath the stormy ocean lays,

A little life; a calm mermaid, a truth

Untouched by the warm sunlight rays

Hands tied, legs roped of struggles

But still swimming in her own build-up ocean of love

And  possesses the shine of wisdom, incredible,

The wisdom of calm ocean;

Of hope and love behind the tears and dreams.

In the sparkling eyes of the mermaid, I find solace and exceptional truth within!

Pooja Mandla


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Written by Pooja Mandla

ย Pooja is an educator by profession but a word weaver by passion. She has a BSc in Medical, an M.Phil. in English literature and, a B.Ed. degree from Punjab(Chandigarh) University.

She loves to read, write, draw and travel. She finds inspiration from nature and the surrounding people. She is passionate about writing poems and is a regular contributor to several online platforms, where she has won many prizes.ย 

Her poems have been published inย  11 anthologies so far by the various Publishing house and, a few are in process.ย  Two of her poems have recently been selected for two different anthologies by an International press called Sweetycatpress. Her poems have also been published in International magazines like Literoma and Innsaei Journals.

She has recently been awarded with the award of appreciation for the ANNUAL WORDSMITH AWARD 2021 by ASIAN LITERARY SOCIETY.

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