Mermaid’s Tears and The Ocean

May 26, 2020 at 10:33 pm (Folklore, Mythology, Poetry, Romance, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , )

Mermaid’s Tears and The Ocean

It was but a drop in the ocean
He reflected
As he emptied a mermaid’s tear

A mermaid’s tear kept in a tiny bottle 
By an elderly aunt
Who had been given the tiny bottle as a child by her father 
And was told that what appeared to be a tear inside was a mermaid’s tear 

That elderly aunt had passed away 
a few weeks ago 
And the bequest given to him
Was he was to take the bottle 
And empty the tear back into the ocean
So that somehow the mermaid’s tear 
Would be reunited with its owner

A drop in the ocean it was 
And the mermaid’s tear quickly disappeared in the surging tide

Sail away, sail away oh mermaid’s tear 
Among the currents and ebbs of the sea 
And return to the eye that shed thee
Considered but a drop in the ocean 
In this eternity

He turned and there standing on the beach 
Was a friend of his
The Lakota Sioux Princess Tanaka

She looked at him,
How kind of you to return a mermaid’s tear to the sea
She kissed him
And they embraced 

Seeing the sight 
from distant ocean waves
Mermaids wept
… tears of joy

-A poem and vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Tuesday May 26th


  1. Kritika said,

    I have been watching a Korean series ‘Legend of the Blue Sea’ where Mermaids tear turns into a pearl.
    A beautiful story you have written here with a happy ending. Tears of joy 🙂

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thank you very much, Kritika. 🙂

      That sounds like a beautiful Korean series Legend of The Blue Sea.

      I like the idea of mermaids’ tears becoming pearls. ❤

  2. Rain Alchemist said,

    Wonderful written. Always been fascinated about the mermaid lore. 😊

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  4. Candy L said,

    You wrote this wonderfully.. I’ve always loved the ideas presented in mermaid lore since Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks Splash film in the 90s. There was another one but can’t remember the name… a very old film.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks, Candy. 🙂

      There was a film made in 1948 called Mr. Peabody and The Mermaid that starred William Powell and Ann Blyth.

      Would that be the one?

      • Candy L said,

        I’m not sure it ws that old if I’m honest, think it was more early 90s. I still havent remembered what film😆

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Hm, no I can’t recall the name of a ’90s mermaid film.

        Just the other day, I was reading a movie review about a 2018 film called The Lighthouse.

        There’s apparently a mermaid in it.

        And from this review I read, it sounds like a very intriguing film.

      • Candy L said,

        I thought for a while it was Aquamarine but I feel like it wasn’t. Remember seeing bits of it as a child and it was kinda a coming of age romantic vibe with a teen boy who falls in love with a mermaid… ive been researching just now as its still bugging me lol.

        Haven’t heard of The Lighthouse, ill look it up. I wish they came out with a dark, mysterious magical mermaid film now. If done right it would be amazing.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        The Lighthouse sounds like a dark mysteious film.

        The mermaid in it seems more like an aquatic femme fatale than an easy going mermaid girl that a guy falls romantically in love with.

      • Candy L said,

        I’m a bit of a horror/dark film fanatic so ill give it a watch for tonight.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, it sounds like a horror tale featuring a mermaid.

        So you’ll probably enjoy it. 😀

      • Candy L said,

        Yay! Lol 😄

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,


  5. The Bubbly,Tipsy Mermaid (TIB) said,

    I have the sniffles💧🐋

  6. Jessica said,

    Aw.. this is touching. Heartfelt 😭

  7. Veronica said,

    I love the mermaid imagery used throughout your poem! The ocean has always inspired me.💙

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