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Time Long Ago As Fairy Tales Go

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0 posted 03-15-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Cerenity

Time long ago as fairy tales go,
there lived a dragon that ruled the
land from the highest mountaintop,
to the edge of the sea.

He was as black as the night, with
no moon. The edges of his scales
were jagged and rough tipped in
a fiery red. His claws he kept sharp  
as a razors edge.

He roamed the earth with much
hatred and vengeance. He destroyed
any one or thing that he did come upon.

One day he happened to be down by the
sea, this is a place he liked to be. He
was gazing out over the water his mind
a drift when all of a sudden this creature
appeared from right out of the sea.

It was a mermaid, a princes of the sea.
he gazed upon her beauty for she was
the most splendid thing he had ever

Her skin was deep emerald green and
her hair dark coral blue. Fins of yellow gold
and eyes baby blue, that glisten in the
sun. She swam about with grace and
ease, no fear did she posses of the fearsome
dragon on the shore.

The dragon now bulged himself up and
took a firm stance called out to her with
a mighty roar, who are you to be by my shore?
The mermaid now gazed upon his massive size
and with much tenderness said, I am a mermaid
princes of the deep.

Now the dragon as mean and mighty as he
upon hearing her voice buckled at the knees,
fell to the shore with out much of a chore. What
is this that has happened to me he thought to himself.
I feel kind of strange like something is wrong with me.

He called out to her and said with a plea what
have you done to me? As the mermaid gazed back
at the dragon for a moment, she said so softly
why nothing kind sir what do you mean. My anger
my hatred, the violence I posses is go from me.

Now the mermaid smiled and proceeded to tell the
dragon now completely dismayed why nothing has
happened to you except that you now feel another
side of you. This is what they call love a splendid
feeling it is, now your life will be different you will
see. Then as quickly as she appeared, she vanished
under the sea.

For a long time did the dragon stand there by the
shore just shocked to the core, now confused and
dismayed turn towards home with a calmness and
peace something knew to explore.

The land he once roamed with a fiery vengeance
now looked quiet different, with a beauty of sorts.
He was still a dragon but no more anger for life
did he feel just a feeling of love now filled the soul.

Now the inhabitance of the land both animal and
man could live out there lives with no fear of the
dragon for he was as lovable as a lamb.

Is this not how fairy tales go?

By, Cerenity

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1 posted 03-15-2000 12:00 PM       View Profile for Ravenlearns2fly   Email Ravenlearns2fly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ravenlearns2fly

I loved your poem!!! It reminded me of a native story we have about the bear and the deer. The bear who was very gruff met with a deer who was very gentle. The deer being what she was enticed the bear to play with her. The bear let down his anger and together they represent a balance in the world.

well that is the quick version of the story, but in the world we need the balance of both to climb the mountain.
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2 posted 03-15-2000 12:03 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

A fairytale in a prose poem   Is that how fairytales go?  
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3 posted 03-15-2000 01:49 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

A lovely fairytale for sure, Cerenity.  It made me smile, so thanks.  
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4 posted 03-15-2000 07:31 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal


Now girl, I don't mean to be braggin'
but this is a lovely tale of the dragon.
Took a little mermaid to make him see
a little love ... can set you free.

Adorable stuff about that Dragon Puff !
Enjoyed it much.
Love ya' ~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~

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5 posted 03-15-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Delightful and entertaining tale, Cerenity!

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6 posted 03-15-2000 07:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

It's a beautiful fairy tale. Too bad those mixed marriages never work out  
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