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Legend of the Dragon Breath - Part 9
A simple knavishness of a fellow
this newcomer to the scene,
Yet nothing more so fancy
much like an imagery from a dream.
For he was talking casually to a dragon
of good old days and things gone by,
Slowly finishing his chiseled masterpiece
while the Dragon eyed with a wry.
The whole throne restored fully
to all sparkling grand brand new,
Not a trace of the burn or destruction
that had long since ensued.
Furnishing fully re-assembled
even the marvellous marbled span,
Both Gods and Dragon complimented with wonder
at such an accomplished artisan.
Inexperienced this chap may seem then
because youth he was at a glance,
Wearing plain clothes and sandals
all bound neatly with rawhide strands.
He grip his chisel with dexterous ease
a wooden mallet struck just right,
Athene's gift hits home his mark
perfections testament brought to light.
And as the finishing touches made good
and the rest finally all done,
Sprawled a stone doppelganger
lifeless greyish and dun.
A lance at its throat protruded
smeared with real immortal blood,
The same weapon that was carted
by that lucky Diocletian stud.
The dragon recalled his earlier ordeals
a goody long year had past,
That knight Sir George was unconscious
but the spear still struck and pierce.
Carried off by momentum's push
it truly punctured with such force,
Fire breathing days effectively crushed
all past now, reminded itself with a hush.
That ambitious Bard King had bred
such a complex chaotic seed,
What a fool of a man
such dedication such greed.
He would have been long dead
had not the Priestess intervened,
Perhaps it was all a setup
yet the Dragon finally now concede.
So much curious still
are the roles of the Gods,
Distant cousin in genealogy
yet too lost in the wads.
Their intervention so timely
so claimed it was divine,
No wonder all the humans
turn to their designs.
But this dragon now contented
of the endings that be,
Leave humans to humans
and save himself further tragedy.
It has eaten and beaten and burnt
so much of humanity,
That it had made such a bad reputation
and eternal unwanted animosity.
Athene or Athena is the Goddess of arts, skill and crafts. George Dioclete is probably St George the Dragon Slayer in the Diocletian era. Also, I have made some changes to mention only the lead characters as the story is fast forwarded to a wrap up ending. Further explanations will be revealed in the next installment.
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