Sunday, March 24, 2013
To sit through the night, My Lord’s Dragons to attend
I watched them enthralled at their grace and their beauty
Their strength and their warmth never failing to lend
Dragons green scales rippling by the torchlight
Dragons golden scales flashing light through black.
Yet these gentle beasts never shrink from the fight
When the drummer boy drums, no courage they lack.
The bravery I’ve seen, the tales I could tell
Of ferocious great bests swooping from the sky
With great black talons and fires from hell.
This is not my tale and I’ll tell you why
Because as I watched dragons by night
I came to know each one as my own
Each one a glorious vision to my sight
Iridescent colour, loveliness rarely shown
My Lord’s secret treasure, great dragons as these
Now I have left them, beloved great beasts
Now my battles are done, I have my heart’s ease
But no more will I join my Lord’s victory feasts
Yet last night in the mist rolling in from the sea
I felt dragon’s breath, hot on my cheek
I know my old comrades are searching for me
For they love me still, my company they seek
So tonight, away to the hills I must roam
And build a big fire, hot and bright
To show passing dragons I’m safe and at home
My rainbow companions of a cold winter night.
Their message to take to my Lord’s sleek pets
So as they too pass by this way.
We may share our memories yet
Soon they will come, as night follows day.
Dragons soon will come to this place
No harm to him such knowledge seeks
Only hot dragon’s breath on your face
Turn away then if such makes you weak.
Like me from duty they’ll be standing down
Danger to none from our meetings ensue
From our great Lord we’d not risk a frown.
I just cannot be parted from friends old and true.
As dragons fly by in the mist of the night
With shimmering scales and fires from hell
Take no fear, no need for fright
‘Tis just my old beauties their stories to tell
To pet and be petted as in the old days
Don’t worry; don’t fret for all is well
It’s just that I follow mythical ways
And my lord is holding The Dragon Spell.