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Cyrax's Song (a little draconic amusement)

by Rhyana Fisher

Yep, a dragon came a-visiting once upon a time.
T'was no trouble for the blasted beast despite the mountain climb.
He was a rather largish one, if mem'ry serves me right
or maybe he just seemed quite large, his mouth blocked all the light.

Indeed his maw was far too big with many pointy teeth.
That ought have been warning enough to save me from much grief.
But ma had reason to complain I lacked in common sense
thus I tried to beat him with a picket off the nearest fence.

He got me back, he surely did, to my long lasting woe.
I didn't scramble fast enough - he stomped me little toe
and topped it with a tail thwap so I a-flying went.
Can't really blame him for that deed, the picket left a dent.

T'was then I knew for certain I would finally* meet with death
for that dragon turned and breathed on me with rancid dragon breath.
While I gagged and coughed, near lost me lunch, he made apology
and wandered off to scratch his back with an uprooted tree!

Well, I felt bad for winning so I asked him back for tea.
He checked his daily planner, said, "Why yes, today I'm free."
I swear this world amazes me for wonders never end.
Who'd've thought that fearsome dragon could've ended up a friend?


*pronounced fine-ly. singer is a wee bit provincial.

08/24/2005

Author's Note: from a long ago time in chat when a cat personage used to discuss the oddities of twolegs with his dragonship on a regular basis. editted 1/21/12 for the much improved better.

Posted on 08/24/2005
Copyright © 2019 Rhyana Fisher

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ashok Sharda on 08/25/05 at 03:57 PM

Yes, I can see how you relate with this poetic story with beautiful associations.

Posted by Rula Shin on 08/25/05 at 08:36 PM

Absolutely charming story, and the rhythm, rhyme and content is fit for a children's book with a beautiful lesson in the end. :-)

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 12/03/07 at 03:23 PM

How delightful! Congrats on POTD! I love the clever humor in this. Well done.

Posted by A. Paige White on 12/03/07 at 07:35 PM

Very enjoyable in the sing song flow and lighthearted go of it! Congratulations on potd.

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 12/05/07 at 04:53 AM

I think this is an amazing little poem with style and bright insight, unexpected wise result, a moral in the old style and yet as today as ever could be. I LOVE the title. And the "draconic amusement" of it. Just delightful! You just... never know... and your (transcendent) invitation to tea is the kind of thing that changes the world. That's what I think. Bravo.

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 12/09/07 at 10:33 AM

Now I know what it takes to make a friend at tea
But what in the world will you talk about. I just cannot see
This felt like a story Captain Kangaroo would read on his show of so many years and a wonderful part of my childhood!

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