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A Tale Of Tales

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Jocular_Jockie
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Locked tight in a box
bound by chains
and never to escape.
Another world
another time
the world
of a dreamer,
a boy
things only one could imagine.
Hidden delights
and annew mystery
under every fallen leaf.
A sapphire sky
silhouetted with gold,
metamorphic landscapes
and optical waters
blanket over the land.

The mountain
is whre our tale begins
abode of the Great Rathi,
dragon by nature
devil by nurture.
An emerald scaled body.
Long jaded wings
spread out
revealing his huge form.
Fire, is his eyes
blinding
stinging
his diamond studded tail
could split hairs into thirds.
Spacious enough home
has he
reminiscent
battles of yore.

Tar thick tree forests
illusious
magical?
for the old Dryad.
Hair blindingly white
robes of silver and gold
fall from frailty
of her age forsaken carcass
untold secrets hidden inside
cleverness is her weapon
and she uses it well.

An island of rocks
embedded in fog
is where we may view
Leviathan.
ludicrously enormous.
In contrast to his mouth
his eyes seem like gnats
yellow and pulpy
and aqua, rough skin
entwined with the water.

We come
to a shawdowy
mud-ridden
black
swamp
reeking of mildew
Juzam Dijunn proudly
watches over this land.
Ember eyes glowing
forever observent.
Of a golden nose ring
and ebony horns
his green, wrinkled skin
oozing from his limp bones.
No victims
currently hung
from his bloody nose ring.
Increasing power
from every victorious
spar.
Self proclaimed
the "invincible".

One dreary night
a battle of epic proportions
imminent.
A war between
Juzam
Rathi, Dryad, and Leviathan
becuase of
untrustworthy power
used to destroy lands
to kill harmless creatures.

Dryad attempts first blood
with the swing of her arm
a spell is cast
alive with rage
throws Juzam
to the mountain
Rathi dives down
his tail swinging behind him
and scoops up Juzam
up into the black clouds
that covers the land
lightning sizzling down
pounding rain.
Rathi's silver judded claws
dig deep into Juzam
before he drops him
into the mouth
of Leviathan.
Yelling with agony
Juzam's long life
flashes before him
as the teeth crush his bones.
The Leviathan
looks up to the sky
and shoots
the remains
unseen to this day.

The battle is over
the world is safe
yet again.

The Rathi Dragon
stands proud on his
humble abode
lightning jagging all around him
his azure eyes
staring up
to his ancestors before.

The Dryad
is hunched over
her many books
reading
drinking the knowledge
like water.

The Leviathan
sleeps in his cave
resting from his battle
still trying to get
that aweful taste from
his mouth.

The boy
amazed at his own story
now has a tale of tales
to share with everyone
for the bounds
have been broken.

Written by: Seth Adams

( This took me a while to think up, and it may seem a little jumbled becuase of it's length, I just hope you like it as much as the others.)



[This message has been edited by Jocular_Jockie (edited 08-02-99).]
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Gentle Soul
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since 07-12-99
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Vinton,Ohio USA


1 posted 08-02-99 03:16 PM       View Profile for Gentle Soul   Email Gentle Soul   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Soul

very nice.. I like it.. very vivid..

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Jocular_Jockie
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Thanks Gentle, also, I wanted to point out a mistake I made. I'll try to fix it. The line that says " showing his true." Sorry about that. Thanks again.
JP
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since 05-25-99
Posts 1391
Loomis, CA


3 posted 08-02-99 04:11 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Dragons.... a particularly personal and well loved subject of mine. Have never had the gift to write of these creatures that guide my soul, please do more.

Pax vobiscum
JP
Jocular_Jockie
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4 posted 08-02-99 09:10 PM       View Profile for Jocular_Jockie   Email Jocular_Jockie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jocular_Jockie's Home Page   View IP for Jocular_Jockie

Will do JP, thanks for reading.
hoot_owl_rn
Member Patricius
since 07-05-99
Posts 11105
Glen Hope, PA USA


5 posted 08-02-99 09:59 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Jocular......again a fine piece of work.....and this from....you must be kidding about your age, right??

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
doreen peri
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since 05-25-99
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Virginia


6 posted 08-02-99 10:19 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

Hi, JJ... welcome to the forums. I must say that this is a wonderful piece of work here. You have used fantasy, fantastic and sensory imagery, a creative story line and alliteration to bring the reader into a world you have imagined and brought to life. Excellent work! And I don't think the length subtracts from the value of this. On the contrary. I think it allows the reader to get involved and understand the storyline and characters better. This free verse is not just writing something down off the top of your head-- you have crafted your words and lines well. I especially liked, "A sapphire sky silhouetted with gold" and "Tar thick tree forests" and "ludicrously enormous/in contrast to his mouth/his eyes seem like gnats".

I am impressed by your talent and look forward to reading more of your work.
Jocular_Jockie
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7 posted 08-03-99 01:35 AM       View Profile for Jocular_Jockie   Email Jocular_Jockie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jocular_Jockie's Home Page   View IP for Jocular_Jockie

Thanks very much for the comments. I appreciate them all. When I write poems, and people like them, I feel I've accomplished my goal, to give you an interesting story. It means a lot to know people like my work. Thanks for reading.

P.S. No hoot, I'm just 14, do I really write like I'm older? hehe, that's good to know.
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