written by "Astrid Delphine"
on picture "Undersea Discovery" 
Shepherd Art (www.stushepherdart.com)
be a creature of myth,
wide open sea.
breathe the water like it were air,
shout out: "Look at me; A mermaid-to-be!"
hair grows thin & long,
eyes become bright & clear.
nose & ears close but too deep to see,
yet still work to smell & hear.
stays the same,
upon the neck, gills are formed.
the breath of water-air,
body is pleasantly warmed.
the back, a large fin grows,
the wrists, smaller fins are there.
a flinch, up her arms,
blotches of scale in a nice pattern of flare.
great unknown force,
the ankles together very strong & tight.
this been an unknown,
might be in freight;
knowing one's destiny is about to take flight,
brings a slight delight.
same unknown force,
feeling of some cold, like shiny gold.
take hold, and mould,
fold & rolled until one could have believed,
this was of old.
fusing of the legs,
feet, a glorious tail;
one so happy they could sing!
scales covering from waist to tip,
and shine from the lightest flip.
the transformation complete,
twirls and whirls, darts this way and that;
child of the sea,
to chuck her shoe collection flat!
leave the land above forever,
beautiful mermaid, something she could never measure.
now has come to her destiny,
stay a creature of myth for eternity.
shout out: "Look & see, the mermaid-me!"