mermaidI have loved before, and I will love again

but over the last few years of my life

I have lived below a sea of sadness

enchanted by a mermaid who promised us eternal joy

she had no soul and sang sad songs which made me deaf to life

. . .

but from those deep depths I will rise again

and grasp a straw that floats to hold me up and swim with all my strength

until I reach that golden shore of happiness again . . .

. . .


ps – this song by Juan Luis Guerra sums it up for me, click here