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The Dragon Sleeps

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 03-02-2000 12:16 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

(Just a brief note on this one...it was written for a good friend online who goes by the name of sleeping_dragon. The woman whom he was living with and very much in love with a few years back was attacked and raped in their home. He caught her attacker and nearly killed the man. Because of all this, their relationship disolved a short while later. Since that time, because of his fear of his protectiveness and the depth of his passion, he has been unable to let himself love another. The name sleeping_dragon symbolizes his passions buried...this is for him)

The Dragon Sleeps

In the quiet darkness,
The dragon sleeps tonight.
Within his chambers, damp and cold,
Emits the faintest light.

His eyes are closed and seeing her
In his dreams tonight.
His claws, so long, they are unsheathed,
Sharpened and shinning bright.

Heated breath escapes his mouth
As wings extend in sleep;
Wishing to enfold her tight
Safe within his keep.

The fires of his passion
Are burning like a flame;
And since the day he met her
Heís never been the same.

His talons reach out in his sleep
To touch upon her hair;
As in his dreams, heís there with her,
Deep within his lair.

Hush donít wake the dragon
Here on his leafy bed
Where visions of a maiden fair
Dance inside his head.

Heíll rage once more at daybreak
As dreams dissolve with light;
But for now, in peace he rests;
The dragon sleeps tonight.





†Have you ever noticed
That the words...
"Goodbye"
"I'm sorry"
"I love you"
Are so easy to pronounce
...Yet so hard to say
~Javan


[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 03-02-2000).]
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WhtDove
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1 posted 03-02-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ruth you amaze me with your talent and tender heart! This has to be one tough situation. I think you've done a great job writing about this.  Very touching verse my friend!
Tara Simms
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2 posted 03-02-2000 01:18 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Ruth, what an amazing poem!  I have to agree with WhtDove.  This tells the tale of someone tormented, tortured by what cannot be, peaceful only when he dreams of that special someone.  So sad!  Hopefully, the sleeping dragon can find peace in a wakeful state someday.
PoeticKnight
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3 posted 03-02-2000 01:26 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

That is a terribly sad story behind this one. I like this poem. I am partial to dragons though.
Great poem.
Martie
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4 posted 03-02-2000 02:06 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

You have written so well the feelings from this tragic happening.  You amaze me!
Corazon
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5 posted 03-02-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

oh ruth, I love this, you have such talent to be so clear and so real with your images...
JamesMichael
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6 posted 03-02-2000 04:45 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I liked this.  Very nice.  James
wildbill58
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7 posted 03-02-2000 07:26 PM       View Profile for wildbill58   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for wildbill58

yet another great one from HOOT
HelmutB
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8 posted 03-02-2000 09:11 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I realy don't know how you do it, but you sure do. Excellent Ruth
Hugs and Love

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

Seymour Tabin
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9 posted 03-02-2000 10:36 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Hoot,
A wonderful piece of work. I enjoyed the read. *L*
Denise
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10 posted 03-02-2000 11:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

WOW! This is wonderful, Ruth. There seems to be no limit to your talent! Your writings are always excellent!  

Denise
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I agree, Ruth. This is excellent writing
hoot_owl_rn
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12 posted 03-03-2000 06:25 AM       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

Thank you everyone for reading and for the kind comments on this  
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