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Fire and Brimstone

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Fire and Brimstone

I was giving a lesson on the Liberty Bell, as the daily Church bells went off.
Yes, you guessed it, Dragon wanted to ring them, suddenly he was aloft.
Before we could follow, he was out of sight, but that didn’t matter, anyhow.
The only steepled church, with bells, is on the other side of town, I vow.
Time was against me, as I hurried, for my Dragon, had been quick, my friend.
It took only a moment, for him to get in trouble as, yes, he surely did, again!
At the Belfry, he found no bells; they’d gone to canned sounds, the week before.
He was so intent on finding their location, that he opened the belfry trap door.

Tail in the air, head thru the trap door, Dragon fell and became completely, stuck!
Worse yet, Wednesday’s service was going on, the church was packed. My luck!
Imagine preaching fire and brimstone, as a Dragon appears, puffing fire and smoke!
He disturbed the peace… as he yelled for help, with a crazed and mighty roar.
Instead of help, he got a whopping, from the cane of, dear old lady Moore.
She was protecting everyone, as they tried, to make it out of the doors.
Now, Dragon panicked, as he knocked the steeple belfry, partially loose.
An earthquake knocked a few, off their feet, as dragon tried to get loose.

This became the best fire and brimstone service the preacher ever gave!
The sermon rocked, as a parishioner blew the fire extinguisher in Dragon’s face!
Dragon began to sneeze and cough. Yep, it was a whooping, big mistake!
Now, people began to panic, and blocked every exit there was, to take!
I needed to get in, to stop this, before anyone could, truly get hurt!
The neighborhood witch had followed, and as she laughed all heard!
She loved us as neighbors, for we tickled her funny bone, every night.
I implored her to save the day, for a lot of lives were definitely, in plight.

She was very inventive, you know, to turn him into an itty-bitty, dragonfly.
Now, he finally escaped, though he sneezed and coughed for a very, long, time.
The preacher’s sermon went viral, as time immortal, famous, he became.
But old Lady Swanson came too close, as her favorite, go to meeting hat…
Well, you can say, the hat everyone hated to sit behind… It went up in smoke!
That day became known, in infamy, as the only one, Dragon went to Church!
I didn’t pay the witch’s price, to make him big again. She said it wouldn’t be wise.
Just leave him like that, till the mob simmers down. He can pay his own price.




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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 11:43:00 AM

    You have the most amazing imagination! To construct four long-lined verses with excellent rhyme and flow is a feat that few would be able to sustain. BRAVO my dear!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 12:58:00 AM

    very , very , cute ;}

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 7:51:00 AM

    Great imagery dear Carol Eastman! Still busy with moving but trying my best to keep posting! Big hugs and much love, Jake xoxoxox

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 10:18:00 PM

    Carol, thank you for supporting my contest... Congratulations! love~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 7:44:00 AM

    Hi Carol, nice piece of narrative, full of irony.Great use of the literary device. You had me chuckling a bit. By the way I am well...just had too much to do and will be hitting the road again.

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 11:56:00 AM

    - A new little story, which means adventure .... with dragons in trouble and causing chaos .... your wonderful imagination .... it is just to say that you always impresses me. - For those who read your stories must be fond in all fantasy figures - goblins ... troll ... witches .... dragons ... - I admire your stories, Carol. - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)