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The Dragon Slayer

“Slay me a dragon,” a maiden requested
“ I will, I will!” he said.
And he did, and the maiden was 
 Appropriately appreciative.

And time went by….

This time the maiden asked for
diamonds and pearls.
He thought for a moment, 
remembering  her charms.
“ I will find you a treasure” 
he said..and he did.
But the maiden was tired and only
had time for a quick kiss
And thank you…

And more time went by….

No longer a maiden, her luster fading
.she begged him to “ take out the trash”.
He did, grudgingly, asking for his just
reward.”please, dragon steak for dinner” 
and she obediently complied.

And time went by….

One day he found himself under the apple tree,
kissing the baker’s beautiful daughter.
“Slay me a dragon,” she asked… “ I will, I will,” he said.

And so it goes… 

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  1. Date: 2/28/2011 6:03:00 PM
    ahhh fading youth, congrad's Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 1:16:00 PM
    Cute story Barba. Congratulations on your top ten win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 11:48:00 AM
    Congrats on a well deserved win, Barb. Nice going. Thanks for your gracious comments. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 10:46:00 AM
    A big congratulations on your win Barbara. I also believe it is one of your best poems. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 10:05:00 AM
    Way to go with your ending here, Barbara :) I like how you made it into a twist at the end-- it makes one think as well....Congrats on your win with this witty piece :)

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 8:16:00 AM
    Ha! Yes, and so it goes on. Barbara, congratulations on your win in Joyce's contest!~Chris

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 6:56:00 AM
    Congrats BG on your awesome win in Joyce's contest with this unique write my friend.. enjoy another victory with luv for an excellent entry..

  1. Date: 2/27/2011 11:51:00 PM
    Barbara, I had to read this twice and I THINK I got it. It seems only a fairy tale on the surface, but it's very deep. WEll, I am glad for this contest so that I finally was able to see it! congratulations, dear. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/29/2009 2:26:00 PM
    Oooh, that ending crept up on my by surprise, Barbara! But remember, the external luster may faid, but the maiden's charms can last eternally. Quite a bit of wit here, but I can't help but feel sorry for the maiden who was once treasured then cast aside. This tale speaks volumes about disposable lives. Great work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 12:58:00 PM
    Excellent verse Barbara, i don't think i have read anything like this before, it's koolio >> James

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 11:40:00 AM
    Barbara, thank you for sharing this awesome piece today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 9:33:00 PM
    Great folktale imagery Barbara! Continue writing.

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 9:24:00 PM
    ow as it seems from the maiden to the baker's daughter and so it goes.....who will be next..excellent write and very sweet story-Charma

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 9:19:00 PM
    Soup Mail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!