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Below is the poem entitled THERE BE DRAGONS which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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With questioning eyes, my worried child shared 

her nightmare. A dragon, she said quickly,

was in the hallway and it swallowed me.

It opened its mouth and I disappeared. 

My precious Verity, her name means truth.

It suits. She's both honest and curious,

but perception makes her deep, serious,

oh, my innocent girl, my guileless sleuth. 

Another young girl had been in the news.

I gazed at my daughter, thought of Tori,

sickened, stunned by the all too real story

of light consumed by an animal’s ruse. 

Dragons are pretend, I lied. Facts, I stalled.  

Because monsters live and do lurk in halls. 

*Dedicated to Tori Stafford. 

May the animal(s) who took, used and then killed her rot in jail but first I hope they are subjected to the horrors she endured and may God forgive me for not forgiving them.  For more information, here is a link, but I warn you that the details will haunt you and are graphic and disturbing and not for the sensitive.  

This is a modern Sonnet .

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  1. Date: 2/10/2013 10:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 2/6/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your perfect win my dear friend!!! Big hug. Love you big bunches!! Deb

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:23:00 AM
    Congrats on your win :) lovely write

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Well done and congratulations . Seren

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 5:49:00 AM
    Wow a powerful one this , congratulations on your top spot Cyndi xx

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 10:02:00 PM
    Cyndi, a wonderful winning poem~ PD

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 9:44:00 PM
    well penned and congrats...

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 4:29:00 PM
    Dear Cyndi, congrats on your first place. Well penned. Cheers

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 4:19:00 PM
    Many congrats Cyndi, a tragic story so poignantly written in this modern sonnet. Your passion combined with talent are unbeatable.

  1. Date: 2/4/2013 1:09:00 PM
    As always the master of sonnet & story, hug Verity for me! Tell her Guzzi said to take her lama to bed he will fly her to a mountain in Peru and the sunshine! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 9:18:00 AM
    Dear Cyndi Inconceivable. I think of my granddaughter (eight) and am grief stricken that something such as this could happen. Forgiveness, though admirable, feels sometimes impossible. At this very moment my local schools are in lockdown. Another rifle, another child injured. Not sure yet what is transpiring. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/12/2012 3:00:00 AM
    Cyndi the wrongs of man will continue through each generation unfortunately, the fear of losing a child is something all parents dread...David