Saturday, 12 November 2011

Something fishy

Headstrong arms lift him 

amidst the sea foam, I see

a hunk of a man for me

alas, i don't want him to smell something fishy   

hiding intentions beneath silky mermaid tresses,        

i plead with greedy witch 

to gift me with two long gorgeous tentacles

humans call them legs, I believe  

in exchange for my dulcet voice 

i agreed

does it really  make a difference ?

after all, swaying hips


will persuade 

better than words. 


i will let my legs do all the 


smooth talking for me.

My sea nymph sisters were right:


to bait your man, 


shut up,

and use a good pair of

fishnet stockings 











Author's Note:   Posted for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads:  Prompt is Un-Fairy Tale:   Ariel, the Mermaid.
And D'verse-Poets Pubs - Poetics:   What did you call me.  The prompt is on the use of idioms.  Hosted by Brian Miller


Just a fun post from me.  Happy weekend !


picture credit:  cristania@tumblr.com

32 comments:

  1. legs can do quite the talking you know...i do like a bit of intelligence to go with mine though...smiles.

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  2. haha...wondering how many men will agree with this tonight...smiles...yet some can be caught with words as well..

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  3. lol - fishnet stockings. that is great - love the Little Mermaid and the references to it here. nice work, Heaven :)

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  4. Thank you. Take this post as a sarcasm on my part.

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  5. Love this...the bait of fishnet stockings...it has hooked many a male...lol

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  6. Really like this, wonderful offering for the prompt, very nicely done. Thanks

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  7. Love this, Heaven, especially the last line that tied it up so perfectly.

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  8. Never argue with those sea nymph sisters..haha..fun piece and ending too.

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  9. Fun is good and wonderful. Hot, hot, hot words and stockings!

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  10. this is a great point of view poem. i commend you for writing this.

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  11. Great combo of both prompts. I especially like the beginning.

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  12. So much fun! LOVE the fishnet stockings!

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  13. Idioms work very well crafted into this seductive fairy tale. Great fun to read.

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  14. A nice play on mermaid myths combined with a clever play of words. But wouldn't you use the fish nets to *catch* your man?

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  15. How excellently you reworked this fishtale! I loved the subtle plays on words. I hope this story ended happily, for the little mermaid at least.

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  16. Smiling... Creative little devil of a poem. And yes, a good set of legs will reel us in every time...

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  17. Hi Heaven. This is good and funny. I wasn't expecting the fishnet stockings. Inspired. You have a good weekend too.

    Denise

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  18. Clever take on the old mermaid tale. :) Loved it!

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  19. after all, swaying hips


    will persuade

    better than words.


    i will let my legs do all the


    smooth talking for me.

    Yes, I can be caught by words, but I don't insist upon them!

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  20. Touche"...

    some men and their inability to stay out of "legs-way"

    great use of the idiom..

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  21. hahaha nice one. And it's true about the stockings, my boyfriend loves them. A friend of mine once said it was about the plump of the thigh above the stocking that does it.

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  22. way to weave this one around the idiom... really clever.

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  23. Heaven,
    Heavens! now it's confirmed.The Ll.D, long legged dames sure as hell know how to flaunt their assets. The faint hearted will fall for it head over heels.Great take!

    Hank

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  24. LOVE how you handled this ... gave me some very good chuckles towards the end there. ;)

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  25. Heaven,
    Very nice to meet you as well, and I do believe your voice is gutsier. Shall we argue and find out? Just teasing. I've enjoyed visiting and reading at your blog. I love reading anything like your fishnet mermaid tale. Fits right in with my bitter, anti-romance moods lately. Visit and share whenever you like. I look forward to it.

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  26. Little Mermaid to the fishnet stockings :) Wow! This was something different :) Nice post :) You write well!

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  27. Must admit that hips certainly do have a magnetism when it comes to my eyes.

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  28. Ha Ha...good twist...the sis's were right.
    The men are 'caught' almost every time.

    I like the flow and word choices in this poem:

    i don't want him to smell something fishy
    two long gorgeous tentacles
    hiding intentions beneath silky mermaid tresses

    Nice work here 'Heaven'

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  29. Women were surely born of the sea (not a ridiculous rib, as some would say) and carry the tides within.

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  30. brilliantly done and a great deal of fun. Also love the legs, in stockings too.Thanks!

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