Army Mom’s Safe Haven

Christina: The Land Baby
"The Land Baby" by John Collier ~ 1909


Darling baby, do not cry,
do not be afraid ~
I won't do you any harm ~
I am a gentle Mermaid.

The diff'rence between thee and me
Is that you have legs and feet ~
I have a lovely tail instead;
I think you are quite sweet.

Darling baby, do not fret,
don't run away in fear
I'm just a weary mermaid
simply resting here.

©Copyright October 2004 by Christina