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DragonMyth Part2-the Plot

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DreamEvil
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0 posted 07-26-99 01:36 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Sit back
while I spin
a tale of lore,
of lies,
betrayal, and love.
You need to know
what has
gone before,
the plot
you know
nothing of.

In the days of old
before mankind,
the Darkling race
walked the Land.
It was upon
power
that they dined,
mountains rose
at their command.

In their arrogance
and willful pride,
they thought
to master nature.
Right from wrong
they just wouldn't decide,
of their knowledge
they were sure.

Dragon was
their finest creation,
of him
they were the proudest.
They tossed aside
each aberration,
dissecting them
with interest.

To Dragon
they gave
rule of them all,
and rule them
quite well he did.
Even mankind
Dragon held in thrall,
they did
just as
they were bid.

Dragon grew wise
and relaxed his grip,
a cruel tyrant
he was not.
Through his talons,
they began to slip,
some believe
he was a despot.

A thousand
score years
had passed since then,
the years
had begun to blur.
Dragon's respect
for man would deepen,
as man's rage
began to stir.

They began
to ask why
He should rule,
Him being
just a lizard.
They wanted to forge
a mighty tool,
so they searched
for a wizard.

By accident
they found
what they sought,
a master
of Darkling might.
He said
what they wanted
could be wrought,
it would be
a true delight.

Man was willing
to pay any price,
so that he
could rule his own.
Blinding greed
was man's
only true vice,
it gave him
a heart of stone.

The price the wizard
had demanded,
was almost
too much to ask.
Because of the might
he commanded,
they rushed themselves
to the task.

One thing he required
was the crown,
to better meet
his desires.
His next demand
they met with a frown,
women
to service his fires.

They met each night
to do as he planned,
searching for things
he needed.
A girl's fate
would be tied
to the Land,
then wed to him,
they ceded.

With
dark ritual
and magic spell,
the Land
was bound
to the maid.
What came with it,
only time would tell,
their plans
were now fully laid.


The wizard
started his sorceries,
to summon
a mighty foe.
He sought deep
into The Mysteries,
seeking to bring
Dragon low.

In a cavern
deep under the ground,
he chose
the summoning site.
To here he brought
the maid he had bound,
as witness
to this evil rite.

Two days and nights,
he went without sleep,
for he sought
the monstrous Beast.
Slaves that knew him
had begun to creep,
the living ones had
at least.

He consulted books
of Darkling lore,
bedazzled by what
they said.
Carving symbols
on the cavern floor,
filled him
with unknowing
dread.

In their haste
to culminate
their plan,
they had forgot
Dragon's might.
He knew about
the plan hatched by Man,
ignoring it all
from spite.

Sending his spies
to kidnap the maid,
he thought
that would stop
the deed.
Though his spies
were nearly delayed,
he sent them on
with all speed.

How they freed her
is another tale,
best saved
for a different day.
They sped her away
to Dragon's vale,
the poor girl
filled with dismay.

How
they fell in love,
no one knows,
Dragon
would not speak of it.
When he heard her tale
Dragon arose,
his eyes
narrowed to a slit.

Back in the cave
the wizard learned fear,
he felt Dragon
on his way.
To get at him
the price would be dear,
he'd surely
make Dragon pay.

He hurried through
the summoning song,
cutting corners
as he went.
Not stopping
as he felt it
go wrong,
the spell
just wouldn't relent.

Dragon felt
the twisted Darkling might,
as it swarmed
about the Land.
With a mighty heave
he took to flight,
as waves crashed
against the sand.

The wizard called
his most trusted slave,
a very cowardly soul.
He swore
he would never
know the grave,
as he told the knight
his goal.

With a silent crack
the cave floor split,
pouring out a cold, black slime.
The wizard knew
he had ruined it,
he wouldn't get out
in time.

Outside the sky
had started to churn,
winds twisting
into a storm.
The clouds themselves
seemed ready to burn,
with the magic
that did swarm.

This then
my friends,
is the plot you know,
just as I
told it to you.
The lesson
that you reap
what you sow,
will not end
with just
part two.


©1999 DreamEvil




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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©


© Copyright 1999 DreamEvil - All Rights Reserved
Angel_of_Music
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1 posted 07-26-99 01:41 PM       View Profile for Angel_of_Music   Email Angel_of_Music   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel_of_Music

Bravissimi! I loved it! Worth waiting for, to be sure. Now...........for part 3......

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"In sleep he sang to me...in dreams he came...that voice which calls to me, and speaks my name..."
DreamEvil
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2 posted 07-26-99 01:59 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Just a note, the rhyme is intentionally choppy in spots, the language odd, and a few tenses are mixed. The reason will be apparent at the end of this Myth.

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Shall I indulge in flights of fancy hampered by clipped wings?
DreamEvil©


Nicole
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since 06-23-99
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3 posted 07-26-99 02:06 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Anxiously awaiting part 3!!
tori
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since 06-18-99
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4 posted 07-26-99 02:55 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Wow... this was great DE...
I'm Thinking!!!

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I've not wasted one drop of ink
vlh.
Andrew Scott
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5 posted 07-26-99 03:21 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

Great tail!... Choppy or not, its sounding fantastic. Awaiting part 3 with much anticipation.
Gentle Soul
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6 posted 07-26-99 03:42 PM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

I LOVE it Dream!.. its very well done.. as the plot unwinds... Im waiting for 3!! hehe.. get to work.. j/k

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[This message has been edited by Gentle Soul (edited 07-29-99).]
thursdayschild
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since 07-01-99
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7 posted 07-26-99 06:50 PM       View Profile for thursdayschild   Email thursdayschild   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for thursdayschild

Wow! Brilliant work Dear Sir...what an awesome weaver of words. Loved this tale,
thanks!
DreamEvil
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8 posted 07-26-99 09:31 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Thank you, working on the exact differences in form for Part3-the Battle.
Alwye
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9 posted 07-26-99 10:10 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Great, Dream!! What next, what next!?? I am anxiously awaiting with the rest of them!!

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*Krista Knutson*

"It's a crazy thing, fate has perfect wings..."-Deanna Carter
DreamEvil
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10 posted 07-27-99 04:20 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Part3, Alwye.
~one voice~
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11 posted 07-27-99 04:31 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Dream, you've left me in suspense for Part 3! Awesome, awesome, awesome! I actually got the chills from reading this piece!

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~onevoice~

"I never kissed somebody so that they would break my heart."

leelew
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12 posted 07-27-99 09:09 AM       View Profile for leelew   Email leelew   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit leelew's Home Page   View IP for leelew

I'm loving this more and more!!! Fantastic!!
DreamEvil
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13 posted 07-27-99 03:03 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Thank you, I just hope people aren't bored by this before I'm done.
Blackdrake
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14 posted 07-27-99 03:10 PM       View Profile for Blackdrake   Email Blackdrake   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Blackdrake

This is shapeing up nicely my friend.
Excellent work.

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Thy own Darkness shall conquer the Light
DreamEvil
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15 posted 07-28-99 05:27 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Sorry, my young friend. I just got to replyng to this.
Dusk Treader
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16 posted 07-30-99 12:36 AM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

Oh, I absolutely love this poem Dreamevil! I want more, I can't wait for your next work!
Rita
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17 posted 07-31-99 02:14 AM       View Profile for Rita   Email Rita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rita

ugh!!! now i wanna know the end! i am so anxious....awaiting! Great job again.....
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