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Legend of the Dragon Breath – part 2

Updated on December 25, 2011

The dragon saw a castle

a fortress ruled by a king,

Atop a fair sized plateau

surrounded by forest greens.

The dragon slithered along courtyards

flattened bales of hay.

Gobbled a few horses

along with stable boys and peasant maids.

Every human fled the courtroom

except for king and royal guards,

The king ordered the evacuation

yet curiosity led him to stay inside,

For never in his years of power

nor ever in the history it seems,

That there was a mention of a dragon

who lived around the range.

The king summoned his courage

perhaps emboldened by the gods,

He threw his most loudest greetings

with a stringent discipline of a king.

But alas the dragon merely snorted

cold derision in its eyes,

The dragon would have breathe on them

had it cared less otherwise.

So entranced was it by the courts design

marbled dais and gilded walls all so fine.

It held its thought of slaughter

went on cunning negotiating patterns,

“Such beauty is your throne my lord

I like to dine and den,

I would like to roost for a while

I would like to make it my pen.”

The king wanted his castle

and all the riches inside,

No way can he share this throne

specially to a dragon born,

The king now mad fury and fright

demanded what was his by right,

Threw a tantrum of historic claims

five generations and a hundred years of reign.

The dragon plucked at the kings golden crown

which almost severed the ruler neck down,

Had not his majesty ducked in time

falling unceremoniously towards the ground.

The dragon eventually sent them running

amusement in his eyes,

Claws chased through armours playfully

snuffling their wanton cries.

The king lost half his entourage

barely escaped himself they said,

In hatred he summoned his council then

intent on killing the turd,

The king raised up an army

in hopes that the dragon will abate.

He even spent his fortune

which drove him to a financial straits.

At first the army charged head on

the dragon knew that was unwise,

The dragons scales are not merely decor

they are there to withstand the fire.

For a dragons sole greatest weapon

is the fiery flaming jets.

A fire that melts everything it touches

now known as the dreaded dragons breath.


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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      @Brett.Tesol - Thanks for your continued patronage really appreciate it.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      I love the almost medieval rythmic bounce to this writing, after reading part 1, I had to read part 2.


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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      @Cogerson - Haha yes poor king and also the citizen of the kingdom. Most stories I read a dragon always bleed a kingdom dry. It simply stop commerce and invoke fear.

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      Things are not working out too well for the king. A nice addition to your series of The Legend of Dragon Breath. I like the compliment poetvix gave....Hubtastic.

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      @poetvix - Thanks! I do my best to make part 3 much better :D

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      I did not think you could best part one but you surely did. Hubtastic!

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      @rebeccamealey, @deborah Brooks - Am so glad that you guys like it :D

      @Gypsy Rose Lee - Thanks :) Dragon also need to eat :).

      @rjsadowski - you could check my other work there is a link to part 1

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow awesome.. Loved it.. Had fun reading it.. I voted.. up

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Great and fascinating. That's one nasty dragon. I just wish it hadn't eaten the horses.

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      rjsadowski 5 years ago

      I missed part 1 but it was still awsome.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      A very creative piece!