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Legend of the Dragon Breath – part 6

Updated on February 2, 2012

Back in the tents

where the King temporary shelters,

Reports being read

by a trembling young Courier.

Despite the many who fear

of the Dragon intruder,

None more terrifying

than failing a mad Ruler.

Words haltingly uttered

about the bad news being reported,

Perspiring as he stuttered

unable to finish what he has blurted.

The King sat up livid

and the messenger all but collapse,

Even the Executioner

stood up and readied his axe.

A word from their Monarch

a menace terrifyingly real,

Mortality was so cheap then

the tent reeks of fear.

Sensing all the tension

the ignoble Bard intercede,

His harp distracted the Emperor

his song hypnotically appease.

“My Lord, my King

my most generous of Patrons,

Apologies and lamentation

of my perhaps failed instruction.

My advice was true

the plan would have succeed,

Had the Knights not bungled

in the way they sent those sheep.

Let us listen more in details

the rest of what this lad has to say,

Come now dear boy

pray speak to your Majesty without delay.

Tell us what happened after

this so called Shepherd who went into the fray,

I am sure there are clues then

so we can learn from this foray.

You mentioned that this Shepherd

herded first all his sheep,

And that he was dilly-dallying

and that he looked like a ragged heap.

Perhaps he was not so honest

and maybe stole a trinket or two,

His outfit you said were dirty

he probably deserved his due.

I am not saying without basis

knowing a bit about the beast,

The Dragon values aesthetics

and honesty and purity to say the least.

Only people like your Majesty

and perhaps a very select few,

Can survive a Dragon encounter

without being fried or being chewed.”

The King heartened at this news

his madness abate at lease,

He did suffered the humiliation

of confronting the wretched beast.

But he also hear of the subtleties

his Bard is trying to appease,

Should he put them on the chopping block

or listen more of this whimsical release?


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    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Deborah Brooks - Am glad that you continue to enjoy my work :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      7 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is cute story.. I have to read more of these


    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cebu

      @Brett.Tesol - Thanks I really appreciate that you are following my story.

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      Brett C 

      8 years ago from Asia

      Still pulling it off with style! Liked the mid-sentence rhyme with:

      the rest of what this lad has to say,

      Come now dear boy

      pray speak to your Majesty without delay.

      Socially shared and up + awesome.

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cebu

      @Derdriu - Thanks :) I am working on part 7 of 10. Hopefully I can get it publish tomorrow :D

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      8 years ago

      Cebutouristspot, What an ancient, dated, old-fashioned feel there is to the imagery, language and meter in your poetic tale! Hopefully there's not going to be too much passage of time before the seventh installment appears on your HubPages.

      Thank you for sharing,


    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cebu

      @Gypsy Rose Lee - That is indeed an idea :D I bet the dragon can be an excellent cook with the wisdom of the ages right on his back pocket :D

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Awesome. Gets more intriguing as it continues. Perhaps the King should next give the Dragon an honorable job as chief barbeque cook at the castle. lol Can't wait to find out what happens next.

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Cebu

      @BlossomSB - Thanks for the visit and am glad that you find it interesting :D

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      8 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      That was an interesting tale, told in an unusual way. Voted up.


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