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Dragon

The great beast dwells in deep dungeons
at the ancient roots of the mountain
where dark secrets are entombed.
In his labyrinthine lair,
he is tending towering treasures
and dreams of gleaming gold.

A silent solitary creature,
he wants to be left alone.
He hates having to fight intruders with fiery breath,
but he must defend himself,
for humans do not understand him.
His magic blood 
can turn skin to hard armor,
(but beware the linden leaf.)

Sometimes 
he ventures outside,
mostly at night,
his wide wings beating the air
as he circles under the stars
and feels free
of his golden shackles.

4/21/2017
For contest: A mythical creature
Sponsored by Julia Ward

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Date: 7/26/2018 9:06:00 PM
Beautiful poem of fantasy, Agnes.
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Date: 10/18/2017 9:08:00 AM
Nice poem.
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Date: 4/28/2017 7:37:00 PM
I LOVE it, and if I LOVE It, YOU know what THAT means!! Glad to finally see this one, sweetie.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/28/2017 11:20:00 PM
Thanks so much, Andrea. Glad you like it.
Date: 4/25/2017 5:09:00 PM
Hi Agnes. Hey, you've celebrated the dragon, too!! I like your angle - so much of fiction depicts the wyrm as a wild, ferocious beast, yet here you portray a misunderstood creature who "wants to be left alone". You may like my interpretation!! Good luck with the contest! Regards, John.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/25/2017 5:16:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by, John. Now I'm off to read YOUR dragon poem :)
Date: 4/22/2017 1:49:00 PM
Beautiful Agnes (I thought I had patented labyrinthine though ;) ) Good luck in the contest.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/22/2017 5:01:00 PM
Thanks, Darren.
Date: 4/21/2017 11:52:00 AM
An enchanting write Agnes..Gl in the contest
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/22/2017 5:01:00 PM
Thanks, Joseph.
Date: 4/21/2017 11:40:00 AM
Magically enchanting Agnes. You have allowed us to step into this mystical realm and look around a little without fear of disturbing the creature. Wonderfully written my friend.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 4/22/2017 5:01:00 PM
Thanks, Chris.