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Fighting The Dragon

Into the valley of death
Fighting the dragon demon
Numb from the heat of his breath
Deaf to the yellin' and screamin'

Lying in vomit and left for dead
An angel of mercy arrived
Touching the sickness inside my head
How lucky I was to survive

Battles regaled in chronicled tales
As scars from the wounds grow deeper
Telling others I see, Just like me
The dragon belongs to the reaper


  by Daniel Turner
   Feb 25 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 7/6/2017 2:43:00 PM
Sounds like a hangover I had a few weeks ago. Great wrote Daniel.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 7/6/2017 2:51:00 PM
Yeah, this kind of hangover can kill you, Thank you Lewis.
Date: 6/30/2017 11:29:00 AM
It is nice to hear when people win their battle. To write so eloquent to tell others is a very special gift.
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Date: 7/6/2017 2:51:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Bette:)
Date: 5/11/2017 8:48:00 AM
Very powerful. Great word choice. :)
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Date: 5/10/2017 9:45:00 AM
Very well written
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Date: 4/17/2017 12:16:00 PM
You definitely slay the beast. Miss you Danny :)
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Date: 4/11/2017 3:19:00 PM
Hey DT, I miss you! :) How is the healing coming along?
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Date: 4/10/2017 3:37:00 PM
Good poem Daniel!!
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Date: 3/30/2017 1:04:00 PM
Oh wow what a metaphorical creative twist on dragons, how u kill the dragon figuratively. Great rhyme scheme too. Ends in a fine witty quip. Kudos. Soo nice to read from your pen again. Hoping u will too u will too my latest.
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Date: 3/18/2017 9:42:00 AM
Always a wonderful write!
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Date: 3/17/2017 5:55:00 AM
We all have to face the Dragon sooner or later---but thank God there's always an Angel' Great story my friend
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Date: 3/16/2017 6:34:00 PM
This is a great testimonial poem that will no doubt be tops in the contest Daniel! Good luck & hope you are well~Che :)
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Date: 3/14/2017 9:49:00 AM
Hi Daniel... Missing your poems... Hope you are fine.... Awaiting to read your works...take care....
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Date: 3/14/2017 12:40:00 AM
What a fantastic tale is so few words! I could just see it too. I love the vision of you with a sword in your hand. lol Great little poem, Danny.
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Date: 3/13/2017 3:32:00 AM
you slayed the dragon and your poetic language expressed this so well, daniel... you are a champ!..huggs
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Date: 3/12/2017 6:42:00 AM
Hi DT, came to check out your poems and see it's been a while since you've posted anything, glad to reread this beauty though, which deserves a 7:) hope you're well:)
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Date: 3/11/2017 2:10:00 PM
Vivid imagery and captivating story. Well told in so few words. I thought it was particularly interesting how you bring up and then quickly moved on from the angel of mercy. Great write, DT
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Date: 3/6/2017 1:46:00 PM
Wow very vivid descriptions, this is powerful stuff Danny, thanks for baring your soul to us, we are glad you have conquered, and grace us with your words of experience.
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Date: 3/5/2017 9:08:00 PM
you are blessed to be here... You penned it very well... Great one for the contest...
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Date: 3/2/2017 6:48:00 PM
Hope you know my comment meant to be cynical with my own take on this one! I really think yours can win!
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Date: 3/1/2017 7:16:00 PM
You're a survivor Danny. You're brave for sharing this raw moment of your life. But I'm glad you did :)
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Date: 3/1/2017 5:12:00 PM
The reader is drowned in the heart felt feelings the words solicit only to be further impressed by the strength of perseverance and conviction of the author. You did a wonderful job of creating a strong emotional statement as your word choices commanded our attention. Emile.
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Date: 3/1/2017 8:59:00 AM
I understand this is written from experience, DT, well written:) am glad you're here to share your tale:)
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Date: 3/1/2017 11:28:00 AM
Yes, something I'm not proud of but I am happy I survived. So many don't! Thank you, Jo. I am happy to be here:)
Date: 2/28/2017 10:54:00 PM
I was worried another mother and law was in for it!!!! Great poem and I really liked that last line, with the reaper.
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Date: 3/1/2017 11:26:00 AM
Drug addiction is no joke. It can happen to anyone. I got lucky. Thank you Arthur for your treasured visit and comments:)
Date: 2/28/2017 9:52:00 PM
Well done, Daniel! Janice
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Date: 3/1/2017 11:25:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Janice:)
Date: 2/28/2017 6:05:00 PM
Awesome take on the theme of this contest, Daniel. I could not be anything but cynical with it!!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 3/1/2017 11:24:00 AM
Well, I know I won't win. Just wanted to throw my name in the hat. Thank you, Andrea:)
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