Part 4 of poems transferred over from the old website.
Featuring poems by Dragon Reed, Sally Walters, Dr. Thomas Venturer, Heather O’Connell, and Nick Toczek.
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1. Dragon’s Credo
- Tell the truth.
- Do your best, no matter how trivial the task.
- Choose the difficult right over the easy wrong.
- Look out for the group before you look out for yourself.
- Don’t whine or make excuses.
- Judge others by their actions, not by their race or words.
~ © Dragon Reed
2. Dragon’s Fire
Eyes of a child,
Smile of an angel,
A heart filled with dragon’s fire.
Run swift as a stallion,
Your breath as deep as a ravine.
Oh what tangled webs we weave in life,
That is in the abyss of your soul.
A raven’s cry,
To a baby’s laugh.
Night falls upon my eyes as I wait for death.
No more pain I say to that I know.
The pain he feels in his dragon heart,
He must surely say no more.
Though night is day,
And day is night,
A dragon sleeps through a winter’s dawn.
The howl of a wolf silences the dusk.
As the dragon’s eyes swirl with fire,
I can feel his flame all around me,
Yet I do not burn,
For I am a dragon’s child.
~ © 1999-2009 Sally Walters (A.K.A. DRAGON SWAN)
3. Dragon’s Prayer
O Lord, who made the dragon, and the dragon’s open sky,
And gave to me a dragon’s soul; a dragon’s urge to fly–
Let me dance within your cloudscapes far beyond Earth’s chain,
Let me rejoice in my grandeur, let me not grow vain!
Let me vindicate my honor with my fang and claw,
Let my raging heart show mercy, let that show no flaw!
Let me have the joy of all the shining gold I’ve stored,
Let no pauper-dragon go forth starving from my hoard.
And, Lord, should the need arise and I be called to fight,
Dragon-Maker, make me victor, and, God–help that knight!
~ © Dr. Thomas Venturer
submitted by Ryce
* Update (Aug 2012): Had a nice note from a website visitor–
“…There are more than just traditional dragons out there. That’s right I just said that. There are people whose lives are centered around Dragons called Dragonkin who not only know of the existence of dragons but also believe they are/were/should-have-been dragons and several of them have been using “The Dragon’s Prayer” for a little over ten years. It wasn’t submitted as an original but more of an actual prayer for these guys. Anyways enough with the information overload, I’ll let you decide what you think of the Dragonkin.
May your pen never run dry, and may you follow your dreams ever where they take you. ~ A.A.”
4. Dragon’s Call
We sleep with the dragons,
in the hidden lair.
We sing their call,
in our every prayer.
Through our eyes,
their world is clear.
Their forgotten song,
our heart can hear.
They guide our way,
through the darkest night.
We use their wisdom,
to give us sight.
Through our voice,
you hear their cries.
Their fire can be seen,
deep in our eyes.
They are alive,
deep in our minds.
In us the dragon,
you can find.
~ © Heather O’Connell
contributed by Kyle Williams
Dragon in computer games.
Places bearing dragon names.
Dragon used as skin tattoo.
Ship to carry Viking crew.
Sleeping now, but when it wakes,
starts up storms and makes earthquakes.
Dragon drawn on early maps.
Gardens where the dragon snaps.
Ponds controlled by dragonflies.
Dragon donning human guise.
Serpent circling the globe.
Dragon on a Chinese robe.
Dragon flown as paper kite.
Effigy in tribal rite.
Dragon as a kids’ cartoon.
Origin of word ‘dragoon’. Dragon that the hero slew.
Biggest thing that ever flew.
Dragon landing on your roof.
You still saying: ‘Bring me proof!’
~ © Nick Toczek
Bio: Nick Toczek is a British writer and performer. He was born in Yorkshire in 1950. He has done over fifty thousand presentations and performances, has worked in more than forty countries, published over forty books, and has never had a ‘proper job’.