Watery Tails

Watery Tails

In Greek mythology, Poseidon was the earth-shaking king of the sea.

(Poseidon’s counterpart in Roman mythology was Neptune.)

With his trident, Poseidon ruled the underwater realm, traveling with his horse and bull. Poseidon was regarded by ancient Greeks as one of the mightiest of all mythological gods.

Promotional Still
from Queen of the Sea
by Fox Films

Fancy Fishing

Poseidon was beside himself;
His heart had knocked him off the shelf.
A mermaid’s glance,
With eyes askance,
Reduced the water king to elf.

Amphibiosity desired,
Poseidon with the maid conspired.
He tipped his cup;
Then, swimming up,
The underwater tsar retired.

The moral here is damp, but sure:
Desire dangles danger’s lure.

c2010 by Linda Ann Nickerson

Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“amphibious)
Friday Flash-55 (55 words)
Heads or Tails (“cup”)
Meme Express (Friday Freedom)
Weekend Wordsmith (“Poseidon”)

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  1. now try to say that moral 5 times nice 55.

    mine is up!

  2. Linda...
    I Loved This!
    I really liked the prelude.
    Excellent 55 My Dear.
    You Rock!
    I'm so very proud that you bought a calender...:-)
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

  3. Ah, quite a tongue twister in that last line. Silly ol' Poseidon.

    My 55 is The Schedule

  4. I love this! Really well done!

    My post is up here.

  5. So well done!

    Happy TQM!
    Happy RT!
    Happy HOT!