The Dragon Wakes

Like a dragon, sleeping for eons

Not waiting, not caring

Reptilian splendor in slumber

But when the scent of a man

Of certain caliber encroaches

She stirs despite herself

Drawing in deep, his pheromones

Rhythmically

And once awakened be fearful

Her insatiable hunger released

Legends and lore fulfilled

As five suns chase five moons

This man is devoured in carnivorous

Repetition

Leaving him broken, depleted, motionless

Save the curl of his lip

Eventually she takes to the sky

Six hundred miles too short a length

To cleanse her nostrils and talons of him

And so the tale must be retold

Repeatedly

Until the fire in her eyes is squelched

Or, so the story goes


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Woah! That's quite an experience, Randy! Women/dragons can be SO demanding! I was enraptured, to say the least. Excellent job.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks dohn. And yes it turns out we can be!


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Christoph Reilly 7 years ago from St. Louis

And I thought you liked vampires. I had no idea you were a dragon lady! Great poem, Randy.

"Reptilian splendor in slumber" - Love the dragon references and the phoenix imagery too. Well done!


ThunderCattle 7 years ago

DEAR RANDY , Nice work I liked it , very deep in thought and artwork "Superb" Keep up the good work love,

sincerly ThunderCattle


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Chris you know I loooove vampires, but if the scales fit... wear em. Glad you liked it.

Glad you enjoyed it Thunder, thanks for reading.


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IntimatEvolution 7 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

Loved it so much, I sent a tweet about it!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

So glad. Don't think I've ever been tweeted, giggle.


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Sally's Trove 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

"But when the scent of a man / Of certain caliber encroaches / She stirs despite herself"

Chilling. Seductive. Powerful. Revealing of the basest instincts buried within the subconscious. A most satisfying read.


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alekhouse 7 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

Really good poetry...and what Sally's Trove said, definitely


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Earthscribe 7 years ago from Tampa, Florida

An apt tribute to the power of Kundalini :)


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Sally I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Perhaps this was written in my subconscious.

alekhouse, thanks for the comment. I'm glad you liked it.

Insightful Earthscribe!


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Jewels 7 years ago from Australia

Through the power of the dragon the fire is never smothered but transformed. Nice.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

The fire is just the embodiment of passion I think, eh Jewels?


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

If one meddles in the affairs of dragons one must expect a little burn mark here and there.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Worth the scars I hope.


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Absolutely. Scars fade while memories of joy grow stronger. :)


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

That's a lovely belief Jess, "memories of joy grow stronger." If we replay them in our minds perhaps. But the same can be said for the joyless ones, unfortunately.


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Jess Killmenow 7 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Well said. I used to replay joyless memories, but found them to be an obstacle to happiness. In life it's true that there is unhappiness, but happiness is - and happier memories are - stronger over time. In the end, one can often opt for the happy over the unhappy.


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

Hawt! a lady dragon! As always Randy, fierce and thought provoking work. I need to sit back and take some lessons from you!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thanks AIDY! I always look forward to you comments. You take some lessons from me, thats backwards.


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

xD if only you really knew!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

what a fitting metaphor - a dragon. nice one! :D


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

And all this time I thought I was a pussy cat. :)


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Enigmatic Me 7 years ago from East Coast Canada

"Man is devoured..."

Oh you speaketh the truth... aren't we always?


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

The lucky ones Enigmatic.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

think i missed this but glad i found it now


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Enigmatic Me 7 years ago from East Coast Canada

Oh you jest.

To feel the emotion burning from within is something I seek daily. To have it extinguished by being devoured... disheartening.


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Glad you found it Brenda. Always glad to hear from you.

No I do not. If you are devoured correctly Enigmatic, you will go back again and again.


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Enigmatic Me 7 years ago from East Coast Canada

So, we re all suckers for punishment... lol


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

What is with people not giving up and awesomes! Or up and beautifuls! Hell, even up and friggin usefuls!

Anyway, this says as much about you as your mini-bio, only here it must be searched for (did I mention I'm really into dissecting poems, stories, songs...?). But instead of going all Hannibal Lecter on you and trying to dissect your personality, I'm going to say that this is another fascinating poem that fearlessly betrays certain aspects of your character, and leave it at that. You're a writer who leaves many clues along the way, and that is always a positive for the reader.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

The buttons weren't in place when this poem was published. Us old timers forget they are even there.

Clues to a ficticious persona; sounds like an empty endevour.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Fictitious it may be -- you sell it like the real thing. You've been really facing your fears lately, judging by all of the recorded poems showing up. You might be starting a new trend here: the recorded poem. I should probably get started doing the same before my printed words go the way of VHS tapes!


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

That made me giggle. I'm old enough to remember 8 tracks! There is something quite energizing about facing your fears. Kinda an adrenalin rush. Something I learned stepping off a platform 500 feet from the ground in Costa Rica. By the end of our day zip lining it was old hat.


Luke Prater 5 years ago

Very good, Ms Behaviour. Nice pic too ;-)


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank you Mr. Prater. I'm glad you approve. Its a good petty good likeness, except my horns aren't quite that big. ;)


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JohnnyZenigame 5 years ago from ...in the dark corners of the night; where truth sleeps.

Oh wow...I've never read anything to make my imagination run wild. You're quite good at what you do. ;)

...but, what about when a dragon meets another?


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Josh Luke, no really I can spell little words, lol. "pretty good likeness"

Would that be another female dragon or a male dragon Johnny?


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JohnnyZenigame 5 years ago from ...in the dark corners of the night; where truth sleeps.

Well, I would say, that the other dragon will be just another being of the same intensity...I think the choice of gender is up to your imagination, which ever is more desirable. ;)

but, I consider myself a male dragon. That's why this post stuck out to me and I decided to comment on it. It's just the question of matching intensity...is this man of "a certain caliber" you speak of the peak of men? Or is he the one being overwhelmed by her prowess?


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Oh he definitely was overwhelmed. This is just a playful adaption of my life. But seriously I've never met my match. lol.


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JohnnyZenigame 5 years ago from ...in the dark corners of the night; where truth sleeps.

Well then I'd say you're in luck because you haven't run out of people to meet. haha.

It's just funny I've never been overwhelmed; but, I have been overworked. ;)


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

I've met a few dragons in my time, but they only spat fire at me. Oh well one can but hope. Brilliant use of words, I had to google pheromones, (just to check) but guessed right. This is rather classy and oh so interesting. Cheers


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Thank you AH. Classy huh? Who woulda thought.


claudia 5 years ago

woohoo - yes and yes and yes... smiles - loved this randy


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Delighted I made you smile Claudia.


poethereal 5 years ago

If it were the case of a sacrifice for the sake of the village's safety or some such thing, I think, for purely altruistic reasons, I'd have to take one for the team and volunteer as fodder for the beast's feast.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

And they say chivalry is dead? Thanks for the comment Poethereal.


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leroy64 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

Wow.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean Author

Giggle...

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