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DUPLEX

Blarney 

Recall
With me
A time
Long passed...
Back when
Dragons 
Fame was
Ablaze ...
Knights would 
Slay them. 
Dwarves would
Cheat them. 

No one
Loved a 
Dragon. 

Gossip 
Spewed out
Far and
Swiftly;
Bounties 
On their
Heads were
Posted. 
So great 
Was the
Murder
And fear,
Dragons 
Took to
Hiding. 

They hid
In caves
And in
Castles. 
They hid
In the 
Mountains. 
They hid...
They hid...
They hid...
Still all
Were found---

Except 
For one. 

A gold
Dragon;
Fifty-
Four feet 
Long and 
Lawful. 
He was 
So just
And good...
Genius 
That could
Morph to
Human!
He could 
breathe fire
Or gas...

Ah... but
No one
Loved a 
Dragon. 

The dwarves,
They stole
His gems,
(His food). 
The knights,
So brave,
Took blood 
And tooth;
Took head
And tail. 
Yet, none
Could take
His heart...

Rivers 
Are no
Longer
Crimson. 
Fire and
Smoke are
Not seen...
But, deep 
Below,
Blarney 
Castle,
Near Cork,
The gold
Dragon 
Still lives...
And will
Give the
Gift of 
Blarney...

For just
A kiss!

©12/6/2016
____________________________________

For Jan Allison's CONTEST : DUPLEX 
Using duplex form (2-syllables each line to tell
A story) 
Listed as DUPLEX on title post
Form as verse


Copyright © Deborah Burch | Year Posted 2016

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  1. Date: 12/7/2016 8:57:00 AM

    This one has to win, this completely blew me away. I know how difficult it is to write one of these and you slayed it, no pun intended. Very, very good Deborah.
  1. Date: 12/7/2016 4:28:00 AM

    Agree. This ones the best.
  1. Date: 12/6/2016 7:52:00 PM

    So beautifully penned, Dear soul! So very beautiful indeed! One of my favorite poems of the night! Peace be with you- Madison.

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