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When lacking something better to do,
The shunned child often delved into daydreams--
That beautiful, potent, mystical creature
That twists and weakens alongside caged minds.

Warm emerald eyes would peer down from high places,
And soon be accompanied by those of amber.
Blue and grey were soon to follow, watching with their freezing orbs,
And lastly a dull hazel would gaze tiredly at the dirt.
Fascinated by the many shapes they took,
I would wander into them and pretend they cared about my presence.

A flicking wrist would turn into a sword,
Never eating flesh or bone and never shedding Dragon's scales.
As a child that Dragon was a friend, anyway,
Who would give me tender kisses and pats at its appearance.
It's a shame we fear that gentle creature now...

And the sweet wind against bloody cheeks,
Unraveling dark brown ribbons as it lifts me higher--
Above the restraints of Earth and insecurities.

The protectors of Hades followed my commands,
Able to soothe and murmur untold secrets;
A sweet lullaby spell we no longer possess
That allowed us to smile in day and sleep in night.

But alas, the monochrome world has sharp claws.
There's only so much red handkerchief in the magician's sleeve,
And the only way to dream is to hide behind closed eyes.
So hide, and sleep, until sleep cannot come--
Don't fear the Dragon, it'll be the death of you.
I DO NOT OWN THE PICTURE. OKAY. There. That's said. Now then.

This didn't have anything to do with a certain dragon-fetish psycho, although I guess it does seem to kinda fit. But no, this is a figurative poem we needed to do for school, based on 'Birches'. The Dragon symbolizes freedom and imagination. :D

I hope you enjoy. Plz give feedback, okay? :D
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Mon-Etoile-Filante Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
universal85 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Awesome! Love every part of it!
Silvers-crow Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very beautiful, and the image was well chosen. Thank you for sharing :heart:
battlebrothertherix Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. I'm a poet myself at times, and I appreciate power in words, and this has power.
ERaven77 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think your words go a long with the picture nicely.
Azleah44 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I usually don't like poems- too complex for me. But I like the way you did this poem. I could see the dragon as representing imagination but not freedom,... guess I missed that. What did you mean by
"It's a shame we fear that gentle creature now..."
Do you mean the literal dragon? Or the concept of freedom and imagination? I am confused.....
Hectatechik Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks much! (Especially for reading it through when you don't like poems X3 <3)

In response to your question, it's meant figuratively and literally. It seems (at least to me) that people are developing fear to express themselves, and fear of the new-- just like as a child a dragon looked fun and a lot of us wanted one, but now we'd be afraid. I can even see it in myself sometimes, and it's kinda depressing. <.<

Alright, done rambling, I hope I answered well enough. :3 Thank you still!!! :D
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Lynnei Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMFG!!! O_O awesome!
Hectatechik Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconawwplz: Thank yoU~!
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