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The Dragon and His Gold

Updated on March 5, 2015
The Mighty Dragon
The Mighty Dragon | Source
Gold
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Scene 1

I am a dragon,

Ancient and old,

A guardian of treasures,

Riches and gold.


I slumbered beneath,

A thousand pieces of gold,

Millenia and counting,

Forgotten, untold.


Deep in the bowels,

A cavern so cold,

I slept unawaken,

Till a tragedy unfolds.


Suddenly i was shaken,

By a nightmare so bold,

Somebody have stolen,

A piece of my gold.


Nine hundred and ninety,

I held my breath on hold,

Nine more slid my talon,

One more somewhere in the fold.


I searched hither and thither,

Scanned beneath and behind,

I could forgive myself a silver,

But never a piece of gold.


I squinted on all corners,

Alert at discovering the scourge,

Then i heard faint footfall,

Of something being towed.


My temper rose to rage then,

Fury all gone wild,

Such dismal a transgression,

Humans have stolen my gold!


Sleeping Dragon
Sleeping Dragon | Source

Scene 2

The dragon once forgotten,

A creature of the deep,

It guards a hoard of treasure,

Golden mound of a thousand piece.


Never was it taken,

For nobody would ever dare,

A dragon's wrath is fatal,

Like a trip to Hades lair.


This tale is about a dragon,

Perhaps the last one of its kind,

It slept away in comfort,

Thinking no one would ever find.


But too long has it slumbered,

Too long has it laxed,

The world above it changed then,

Perhaps it was time to strike back.


For someone did made tresspass,

Someone perhaps did wrong,

It believes now that the humans,

Had stolen its missing gold.


In fury it squirmed and wriggled,

From its comfty den beneath,

Breathing fire, brimstone and sulphur,

Clearing all that it can reach.


Gaia groaned and shuddered,

As the wyrm emerges above,

Old dirt started crumbling,

And leathery wings began to flap.


And so the legend took the air,

Grandiose and fear incarnate,

It wailed with a deathly flare,

A paragon of monstrosity, immaculate.


Ransacking Dragon
Ransacking Dragon | Source

Scene 3

The flight of a dragon,

Now everyone knows,

Burned trees to a cinder,

Scorched grounds to dusty rows.


And so it scanned far,

And searched its area wide,

For the telltale sign,

Of its robbers crime.


The culprit it wants,

Before judgement is wrought,

Must be caught red handed,

The vindication it sought.


And lo! It saw them,

These wicked little things,

Humans with pick axe,

And burly back-packings.


Thieves all of them,

The dragon then screeched,

They will pay so dearly,

It spat and cursed and screamed.


With a thundering thud,

It blocked the whole path,

Rising to a stand,

Seething in its wrath.


Alas these poor humans,

Taken by surprise,

Aghast by such fearsome sights,

They fell and could not rise.


And then the dragon spoke,

Murder in its eyes,

Stared at each guilty humans,

Expecting their transparent lies...


Saint George
Saint George | Source
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Epilogue

None of the men,

Was to be blamed,

For the gold that was missing,

They never did claim.


One of the gold pieces,

Was stuck on its snout,

This was made plain,

By the trembling human lot.


How could it know?

That the piece was so melted,

Stuck near its maw,

That's where it pelted.


Perhaps while it slept,

Unaware it was spewing,

Hot lava venom,

For such was it dripping.


Enough to melt gold,

Enough to stick stone,

Yet such a crime of admission,

Was beyond the dragons tone.


Some said that it ate them,

Truth worst than we seek,

But it was later known then,

That the dragon grew weak.


Perhaps from old age,

Perhaps it grew meek,

It lived out its days,

Eating livestocks and sheeps.


In the country of Lasia,

The dragon fled east,

Encountered a knight,

Named George of Dioclete.


The Knight became a hero,

Later proclaimed saint,

A savior and a champion,

Because he slain the poor beast.


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    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      3 years ago from Cebu

      @Reynold - Thank you for your kind words, its been years since I last wrote anything in hubpages :) I live in the Philippines.

      Thank you for taking the time to read my work.

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      Reynold Jay 

      3 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      Hi I found this well done and fascinating . I do wonder where you live? I would like to know if you are in Africa etc. Thank you.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Ruby H Rose - I hope that you find the rest of my work as interesting as this one :)

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      Maree Michael Martin 

      7 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      What great Dragon poems! Interesting indeed.

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Vinaya - Thank you very much for your kind words :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Imagery, metaphors, and choice of expressions are truly wonderful.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @ishwaryaa22 - Thanks :) Appreciate the kind words and the visit :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      You wove this poem that also told a tale in an engaging manner! This is a well-versed poem about the mythical creature - dragon. Well-done.

      Thanks for SHARING. Rated it interesting. Voted up.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @alocsin - Glad you like it and thanks for the vote up

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Great epic poem. I especially liked the epilogue. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Tirelesstraveler - Thank you! Am glad that you enjoyed my work. I will surely try to make the story more exciting as it progress.

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      Judy Specht 

      7 years ago from California

      Truly enjoyed this poem. Keep up the good work.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @homesteadbound - Thank you very much for your kind words. I have more dragon based poem posted and at works :D

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      This was very well written. I enjoyed it very much. I really find myself fascinated with dragons. The words of your poem flowed so well.

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @carriethomson - Thanks for the vote up am still trying to find my own identity in writing :D

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      carriethomson 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      hey!! i liked it enjoyed it so much!! it was like a story in poetry format!! entertaining! voted up

      carrie

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Kenneth - Thank you very much for those kind words. As soon as time permit I would surely publish more hubs.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      7 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Hello, cebutouristspot . . .Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting. This is an amazing hub. Very well-written and masterfully-presented. You should do well in the contest. I loved it. Keep up the great work. Kenneth Avery

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @Hillbilly ... Nice humor you have :D

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      Hillbilly Zen 

      7 years ago from Kentucky

      Poor old sleepy dragon, I know his disgrace

      Being told that his gold

      was there on his face.

      I feel that same anger, and often see red,

      When finding "lost" glasses

      That are perched on my head.

      Thanks for the follow - I look forward to reading more of your Hubs!

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @jfay2011 Thanks. Me to I love Dragons one of the most prominent mystical creature.

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      jfay2011 

      7 years ago

      Neat poem. My son loved dragons

    • cebutouristspot profile imageAUTHOR

      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      @hecate-horus am glad that you enjoyed it. I hope the mod do too :D

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      hecate-horus 

      7 years ago from Rowland Woods

      Really enjoyed this, thanks!

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      cebutouristspot 

      7 years ago from Cebu

      Hi Guys. I hope that people will like my entry to hubpages contest. Also feedback is appreciated

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