Home Reclaimed: A Selkie’s Return
The little child walked through
the woods and found a tiny pool
And wondered what there could be found
beneath its waters cool.
She was a very special child and soon enough could
That it was not a simple pool as first appeared to be.
surface, there were worlds of magic that awaited.
Her heart was touched with
wonder, and she knew that she was fated
To slip within and learn the
secrets waiting ‘neath the water.
And so she did, and there she met the
Magic that had sought her.
For she was touched with magic, and Magic knows its
And claimed the child that was long lost; as “Selkie” she was known.
land, her people looked about the same as human others,
But she had heard the
tale of old related by her mother
About the seals, their ancestors who came
up on the shore
And lost their sea homes for so long that they had known
They’d traveled far from any shore and into woods set roots.
yet this one child never fit; she ever sought her truth!
Her heart was ever
yearning to know her Selkie past,
And slipping ‘neath that Magic Pool, she
found her home at last!
Now free she is to live her life the way that it
As Selkie-kind, she was inclined, so she is well content!
By Donna Ferguson Dudley