Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hippocamp - Mythical Beast



On a ship of  heavenly dreams
two light hearted fools set sail
new horizons, colorful schemes
in stillness watching blue whales

Truedessa penning sultry poetry
Captain humming a sailor's tune
together creating pure symmetry
dreaming of a turquoise lagoon

weary cat strutting around deck
drifting downward, red  balloon
captain cursing "what the heck"
popping it with a sharp harpoon

in Truedessa's hands a message
corked bottle note tucked inside
sail east guarded secret passage
treasures sought, swift rolling tide

shifting winds, adventures await
Truedessa restless dances with glee
portals  to explore , opening gates
sudden darkness, grey rugged sea

heaving waters, thunderous hooves
hearts pounding, giant wave crashes
circling swaying ship, something moves
emerging giant black seahorse, thrashes

mythical beast, part horse/part fish
Captain Pat & his cat this is not good
spellbound, Truedessa  makes a wish
captain anchors, for he knew she would

jumping overboard mounting scaly horse
Truedessa urging lets ride wild & free
Captain Pat & skeptical cat follow of course
galloping hippocamp, echoes in the sea

rocky coastline hidden pirate's ship
captain furrows his brow, trouble afloat
into blue/green water they quietly dip
crew hauling something to their boat

Truedessa cries, enchanted white seahorse
struggling for freedom, entangled in a net
sparkling emerald eyes, untamed force
Captain Pat "we'll set her free do not fret"

diving underwater clutching dark steed
we need to cut the ropes, sword in his hand
these pirates are full of money hungry greed
delving deeper , executing new action plan

gloomy sky, storm brewing overhead
pirates shouting "who goes out there"
swiftly slashing through worn threads
guns fire, thick smoke filling night air

scoundrel grabs Truedessa , captain curses
"you sir are a dead man", angry cat hissing
Truedessa seeking powers chanting verses
Zeus firing lightning bolts, never missing

wooden ship a blaze scared they surrender
Captain Pat rounds them up using their net
Zeus "what should I do with these offenders
Hades, fiery underworld you go to pay your debt"

Captain & cat proudly mounting black seahorse
under starlight returning to their sturdy vessel
Truedessa astride pearly white steed,mystic force
velvet black sky, yellow moonlight hearts nestle

back on deck cat & two light hearted fools
friendly hippocamps nod their appreciation
Zeus,  "for your help a heaven of jewels"
diamonds to guide you to your destination

Once again sailing under a planetary sky
echoes whisper from below heavenly sighs

Author's note: Another light hearted fool
adventure. Thanks for reading..

posted for dVerse...hope you enjoyed the journey
please be sure to visit all the other great poets..

48 comments:

  1. pirates and sea horses and together creating pure symmetry... very nice...and now go and swim to that turquoise lagoon...smiles

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    1. I wouldn't mind a warm turquoise lagoon about now..it has been brutally cold here. Thanks for reading..

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  2. haha another fun one
    As those pirates were sure made to run
    To the underworld below
    Is where they should go
    The monster she tamed
    This time it never maimed
    Black and white ones together
    Through any storm they can weather
    Setting all free
    As the bad guys flee

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the tale
      of two light hearted fools
      as they watched for whales
      receiving heavenly jewels

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    2. Jewels and sighs
      Hopefully no one is watching from the skies lol

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    3. well if they are watching from the sky
      they might want to close their eyes..lol

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  3. An nice poem that I enjoyed reading. I liked the rhymes.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Thank you for reading glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  4. This was such fun! Enjoyed the pirate tale, and of course enjoyed meeting up with Pat and the cat here at your blog as well.

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Another Light Hearted Fool adventure as Pat likes to create video's at his blog. So, fun to do.

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  5. At least you were rewarded in the end.
    Did the cat dive in to help with the ropes? Impressed by a cat who handles water so well.
    Now I'm ready for the movie version - bring it on!

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    1. The cat did dive in to help Pat cut those ropes..he must be a super cat as most don't like water at all..lol..the movie version too funny..
      well you know Pat likes to put us all in his video's at his blog..often a ninja wannabe will surface..

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  6. How delightful that you are continuing this adventure ~ Liking that heavenly reward in the end ~ big smiles here ~

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    1. It is fun to write these creative adventures as you never know where that ship will sail..Have a good night..

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  7. Quite the adventure, very cool.

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  8. Phew! what a journey! I like it.

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    1. Glad you liked it and thanks for taking the time to read it.

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  9. My goodness? What an adventure with the captain! ~

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  10. this was a good romp and adventure

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  11. ...you def have a wide room for imaginations, Truedesa.... very engaging & entertaining... you didn't just wrote these words to be read but let us(your readers) experience it as well... really enjoyed it friend---this & the previous series of your fun adventures with captain Pat... smiles... thanks for the treat!

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    1. Hi Kelvin,

      Thanks for coming over for a read and leaving such a thoughtful comment. I always enjoy your company..hope you are well..

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  12. This was a fun read! I enjoyed your ship of heavenly dreams. I wonder what cats think of sea travels.

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    1. Gabriella, I am not sure but, most do not like water..but, in a story I can create a super cat..smiling..

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  13. Yes! Fun and well done, too. Great storytelling!

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    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed the story..

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  14. Riding into the sunset on a seahorse... Love your fantasy here.. Very fun and colorful

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    1. Hi Bjorn, Thanks I guess I just have an active imagination..

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  15. What a fantastic story - reminds me of Edward Lear's journeys across the sea in beautiful pea-green boats...

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    1. Hmm, not familiar with that I might have to check it out..Thanks..

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  16. we just watched the new percy jackson movie and there is a hippocampus in it...was cool to see their take on it...def a magical creature....what an adventure you two stay on...the riding of the sea horses is def a cool end...

    and thanks for missing me...smiles.

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    1. Hi Brian,

      I am glad to see you are back..I was worried and hoped all was fine..it might be rather fun to ride one of those mythical beasts
      into the sunset..

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  17. What a wonderful story. So glad the white seahorse was freed and the pirates appropriately dealt with. At least in poems, justice prevails! (smiles) Loved this, kiddo.

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    1. Hello my friend,

      Thanks for coming over for a read..always nice to see you at my place.

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  18. It's a great adventure and you really took me with you.

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed the journey :)

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  19. the grey rugged sea and dark steed just a couple of my favorites in this moving piece. it is a pleasure to read of the world within you.

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Thanks and glad you liked the glimpse within..

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  20. I just love the whimsy in this and that you included yourself as the main character how cool!!

    Your rhyme carries us in a great rhytmn and the progression is swift and sea-like...great fun, Trudessa...thank you!

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    1. Hi Hannah, Thanks for the lovely comment..

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  21. This wonderful tale romps along... to ride a sea horse... if only:)

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  22. Thanks for taking us with you on this grand adventure!

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    1. yw, glad you enjoyed the adventure..

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  23. This was like reading a fairy tale! And I love poetry and fairy tales, so I really loved this :-)

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