Original watercolour painting of an older mermaid inspired by my poem
Am I too old to be a mermaid....
Am I too old to be a mermaid, with my saggy boobs and wrinkly tum?
Am I too old to be a mermaid ,at least the tail hides my aging bum?
My hair is grey and thinning, I have lost my flowing mermaid locks
Shall I leave it to the younger ones....to sit posing on the rocks?
But the ocean sets me free you see, it’s where I feel the most alive
When I glide beneath the waves , through the glistening surf I dive.
So I 'm NOT too old to be a mermaid, I shall keep swimming till I die
You should do what makes your heart sing , let’s be mermaids you and I !
By Rachel Toll