The Maiden by the Sea

by Eirene

I fell in love with a maiden by the sea
Whose life was full of sadness, but her eyes were full of glee
She laughed when I came to her, and said she’d never love me
But would often give me kisses, and place her hand upon my knee
My love lasted for years- if I recall, about three
Then the clear horizon that was my love soon fell to debris
She always played games, my maiden by the sea
My heart was a pawn on her chessboard, and she played recklessly
She did not understand, nor did she foresee
That eventually I’d have enough of her toying with me
A love manipulated turned sour, to an acute degree

So now my maiden lives at the bottom of the sea