Legend of the Dragon Breath - Part 10
Time sure passed like water
things flowed like the stream,
Excitement too short to ponder
the mad rush world of wonder.
Frail lives of humans are quickly gone
unlike immortality that never wan,
Above the ground so temporary
the Wyrm finds everything quite a contrary.
Recalling again its misadventure
in those briefest time that transpired,
Everything here fades and fake
rocks carved out and chiseled stakes.
Golden windows and gilded frames
all routinely need be maintained,
Easily thrashed and charred to black
by even its simplest flickering acts.
'So unlike my former caverns dear
subterranean gold filled chambered weirs,
I do not know what I'd have done
had you not helped me now my dear human.
Tell that Bard King I shall honour his deal
return to my cavern forever sealed,
But should harm comes that Priestess fate
his shall follow that King of late.
For what fleeting madness
tis realm has been,
Ruled by monarchs
all sick and full of steam.
A blood thirsty ruler
that one I ate,
Yet comes a Jester
offering a maiden on a plate!
Had I not my fill
with those bleating sheep,
Stuffed to the brim
I did fell asleep.
Only to be awakened
by a rude poke to my skin,
What kind of a nincompoop
would do such a thing.
Tell that Priestess
fair maidenly lass,
Her heart convinced me
to forgive all past.
My breath of fire
no longer diss,
I have forever lost
the fiery gift of the abyss...'
With the dragons apparent demise
and the castle restored to nice,
Events became once again normalize
to men and lords and lives.
Yet people will always whisper
even to this date,
That dragons are evil salamanders
fiery pyromancers of hate.
Exactly as Ovid sang it
you can read in one of his play,
Proof in the Metamorphoses
whence a Dragon was shown to be flayed.
Wrote it 'down on the left
where the long Draco lay,
A shape of stone marble
unmoving' forever it stays...
Ovid or Publius Ovidius Naso a 1st Century Roman poet who wrote the book Metamorphoses.
This conclude the short story of "Legend of the Dragon Breath"
- Legend of the Dragon Breath - Part 9
Legend of the Dragon Breath part 9 is eigth part of a tale about a dragon who lost his gold and how it continue to wreck havoc on the land. This part deals with how George Dioclete also known as St George the Dragon Slayer in the Diocletian era have