Frothy water
In the wake of the horse-drawn shell
Zigzagging through the vast blue ocean
As if trying to stitch the waves together
Neptune travels
Sense of urgency
A shrill wind
And an icy chill that begins to singe the extremes
Become nothing
Neptune holds his trident aloft
Peaks pointing towards a turbulent sky
And with a swift circle of the staff
Lightning streaks forth like a powerful cosmic ribbon
Neptune is unpleased
And he has reached his destination

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Now I know its all Neptune’s fault .. πŸ™‚

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    1. Blame Neptune, Sue. I’m sure he won’t mind! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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  2. Neptune is showcasing his power. This is a wonderful line – Lightning streaks forth like a powerful cosmic ribbon – a cosmic ribbon created by lightening. Great creativity in this one, Tom. Well done …
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Thanks, Isadora. This one kind of wrote itself, it just flowed out!

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  3. Subtitle – don’t mess with Neptune.
    A form of flash fiction? πŸ™‚

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    1. He does have a bit of a temper, Col.
      Indeed it is, with possible shocking consequences…

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I just wrote what I saw! πŸ˜€

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  4. Ancients gods all possessed attributes of their human worshippers or how they would like to be as lives were so foul. Now we worship greed and waste nothing has changed much.

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    1. Indeed, Oldegg. Everything comes full circle.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. It seems Neptune lives by his own rules as well.

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  5. Trying to stitch waves together seems like life itself – at once impossible but necessary

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    1. I agree, Jae. What has to be done has to be done.

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  6. Good piece Tom! πŸ™‚

    Neptune is back and he is pissed!!! πŸ™‚

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. So true, Prenin. These ancient Gods always seem to be in a bad mood when I write about them, don’t they?

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