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PAINTING WITH WORDS POETRY: Dying Fire.

Updated on February 14, 2013
Night fire, reversed exposure.
Night fire, reversed exposure. | Source

DYING FIRE

The night cool air gently fell down upon the land

releasing vapors to rise in the twilight hour.

Like that of a smoldering dragon

these puffy clouds of mist lingered

in the hallows of the low rising hills

and moved as the land dragon slept.

This old dragon has seen her days…

her scales are all frail, cracked or eaten away

by her recent infestation of parasites.

She has been the creatures host for a long, long time now

and can no longer keep up the pace.

The pest have removed her armor and exposed her skin.

This rather drab brown dragon once wore

beautiful forest of trees and shrubs down her back.

Her skin was subtle and full of clean fresh fluid

pumping life throughout her existence.

Others settled upon this host with great respect

and this dragon breathed red and yellow fire

and flew through the stars

injecting colors of blue and green in her coat.

Still, the parasites persists with no regard.

Soon these old bones will be gone

and for the parasites….there will be no host…

no host…no where to survive and thrive.

All will be in spirit only!

Will these parasites every change

or mutate to a more giving way?

We can only pray and recognize the parasite within ourselves.

Poem from the collection of "PAINTING WITH WORDS POETRY.

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    • backporchstories profile imageAUTHOR

      backporchstories 

      5 years ago from Kentucky

      I prayer for healing of our Mother, everyday!

    • Jen Card profile image

      Jen Card 

      5 years ago

      What a beautiful message painted in such powerful words. May the old dragon hear our pleas now...as we awaken to wash away the parasites that are not longer hidden. Beautiful! Thank you~

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