OWEN: write an e.e. cummings poem about an foolish old man who falls in love with a singing mermaid

In a world where waves whispered secrets untold,
Lived a foolish old man, his story unfolds,
His heart, like a ship, lost at sea, set to roam,
As he fell for a mermaid, who sang of her home.

With wrinkles like waves, his face weathered and worn,
He’d listen each night to her mellifluous song,
Her voice, like the tides, pulled his heart ever near,
A mermaid, enchanting, whom he held dear.

He’d sit by the shore, his eyes filled with dreams,
As moonlight danced on the silvery streams,
He’d sing to the stars, to the ocean’s deep hum,
“I’m in love with a mermaid, my heart’s kingdom come.”

Yet, wise men would scoff, and sailors would jest,
At the foolish old man, so hopelessly blessed,
For love knows no logic, no matter how odd,
As he cherished the mermaid, his love, his sea-god.

And though their love story seemed destined to fail,
He’d cherish each moment, his heart set to sail,
For in his foolish heart, he’d forever reside,
With the singing mermaid, his love and his guide.

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