Drowned by Mercy (Poetry)

“Drowned By Mercy” is a “love” poem that sounds like it has a happy ending, but does it really?

There I stood, drowning in tears
Mired in pitiful trance
Then Mercy rained down on me
Suddenly, as she gave me 
A sweet, warm, and tender glance
Why is it, she asked, why do
You torture yourself, my dear

Stop indulging in your fears!
I told her, it’s all I’ve known 
For all my long, lonely years
You look so lonely, she said
All too sad, she lamented
So, come join me in a dance?
Desperate for love, I accepted

While I didn’t know quite how 
To place my feet properly
Well, that didn’t matter now
Mercy moved so flawlessly 
And took the lead with a bow
I fell into her warm arms
Drowning in her perfect glow

Before I knew it was love
Mercy had already paralyzed 
And drowned my aching sick heart
In her limitless beauty
And her endless, loving charms
To her bright blue eyes, all I could say
You’re quite a cutie

(Written 10-9-2007 / Revised 6-10-2018)

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.
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