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Dragon of the Night

Dragon of the Night, O'Winged One Lost in Flight, Shattered dreams and scattered leaves blown in sight, Whispers of smoke and fiery stroke lofted on midnight air, Tales of wonder and loneliness cast upon a creature so rare. Cast in cave for a crime it did not commit or foresee, Hunted by humans, elves, and other beasts from foreign land to sea, Driven by hounds frothing and foaming at the mouth, Dragon of the Night looks for refuge in the Valley of Bones South. This creature with scales of rubies and diamonds crawls for safe haven, While knights on horseback ride after him for the crow doth craven, Mysteries of the deep beckon this beast of the night, Persecuted for his past deeds and tales of wondrous delight. "Why me?" cries the tormented fiend in full fledgling flight, Why am I alone, why am I so afraid, why do you drive me from sight?" "All I ask for is some food, some water, and a place to ply my weary head," "But now I'm pursued and plundered until the watery deeps turn red!" The Dragon of the Night doth encounters a dead end at the Valley of Bones, Ghostly ghouls and demons compete for the loudest of moans, Knights have all gathered to surround the beast to cut off all that is safe, The Final Battle begins with not strident call but a low crying Wraith. The Wraith offers comfort to the Dragon of the Night in midst of danger, "Come stay with me for I am definitely no cast upon stranger," "Be comforted in the knowledge that the end will come quick," "So that you may dwell in my lovely Garden of the Dead no trick." So as the Dragon of the Night rested with no care to his dismay, Unfolded his wings and rested his weary limbs on that momentous day, Spears and arrows may have once torn the cries from his flamed throat, Finally, the Dragon of the Night had found the Peaceful Moat. Dragon of the Night tho you died while surrounded by the Enemy of Fright, Your spirit will live in the hearts of children by tender candlelight. © Copyright 2006 starryknight1999@yahoo.com (UN: wolfie1968 at Writing.Com). All rights reserved. starryknight1999@yahoo.com has granted Writing.Com, its affiliates and syndicates non-exclusive rights to display this work Always Walk The Path of Light, Christopher:)

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Date: 6/9/2016 10:30:00 PM
Christopher G, well penned. Enjoyed reading your thoughts and words today. *SKAT*
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