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Bedtime Tale

Updated on November 19, 2013
King Ralph
King Ralph
Little Luke
Little Luke

My First Poem

 
Dragons in the dungeon deep
Hold my children in their keep
 
Bigger than all life itself
The tallest one, he's King Ralph
 
Nasty eyes and teeth and nails
He's so bad he drips green scales
 
Little boy eyes wide with fear
Beg of me, "Don't stop here!"
 
Bravely, the dragons we will fend
Until their bedtime comes again

Mean Mike
Mean Mike

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      PADDYBOY60 6 years ago from Centreville Michigan

      I loved your bedtime tale. I am a 60 year old kid!

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      samiaali 7 years ago

      Hi Shirley, I like your bedtime poem very much. :)

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      Mike's Corner 7 years ago from Maryland

      Shirley, that poem stands on its own, but I think it could also be a great beginning to a children's book . . .get yourself an illustrator, a few more stanzas, dragon book!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh, RMR! I'm groaning with embarrassment, although not as much now as when I published it. Glad you like it. Hadn't thought of a collection of dragon poems but I like the idea.

      Thanks, RMR!

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      rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

      Now how did I miss this little gem? Love it! You really should do more of these. I'll bet a whole collection of dragon poems would be a big hit!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks, RG. I'll bet real poets shudder when they read it. :-)

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      So cute. Thank you. I really enjoyed it.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Moulik Mistry, you are too kind! Thank-you.

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      Moulik Mistry 8 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      You are a good poet - no doubt about that...

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      That is an incredible compliment coming from you, SirD! The king of poetry. The cat that got run over by a VW bug - that's a whole different hub. :) Re the 100 score, I get excited every time I see it! That's been something I've looked forward to since I signed up. It always put a smile on my face.

      Thanks for dropping in, SirDent!

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      SirDent 9 years ago

      Very good. But what happened to the cat that got run over by a VW bug? I also see you have a hubber score of 100. Way to Go!!!!!

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you, Kiki! I think the dragons are cute, too. You can see why though, I don't write poetry as a rule. :)

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      Kiki Stamatiou 9 years ago from Kalamazoo

      I love this poem. It's very creative. The pictures of the dragons are very cute and are a nice touch, as well..

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you, Pro. I think though, that Wordsworth and Longfellow are not in any danger from the competition. :)

      YOU HAVE NOT FAILED! You are the very best fanclub president ever!!!

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      ProCW 9 years ago from South Carolina

      The President of your fan club - has failed!

      He should have been pushing your poetry!

      :)

      Thumbs up from me!

      ProCW

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you, Michelle. It's as close to poetry as I get, I'm afraid - well, except for Edgar Allen Poe's, The Raven.

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      Michelle Simtoco 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      What a cute poem! :)

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      Shirley Anderson 10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sligobay - thank-you for your guidance and words of encouragement. I hadn't thought of poets being spokespersons of the masses....what a wonderful concept.

      I also likes the 'Cheers with no fears'.....so perfect, thx.

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      sligobay 10 years ago from east of the equator

      Shirley, you should write more poems now that you've returned to writing. there are so many formats and freeforms. Write like you talk to your children. I read your hub about selling poetry and then came here. Poems can be stories. Poets can be spokespersons of the masses. Cheers with no fears.

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      Shirley Anderson 10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      lol....think I have a ways to go first, but thank-you.

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      Shaur online 10 years ago from Kansas City, Ks

      Great shirley!

      Almost as good and Horton and Hoo. I hear they're still looking for another Dr. Seus.

      Have a great Day

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      Shirley Anderson 10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank-you, Susan.

      I wrote this a very long time ago....only poem I've ever written.

      Glad you liked it.

      Shirley

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      susanzheng 10 years ago

      Hi, Shirley.

      I like your bedtime tale. It's interesting.

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