Wednesday, March 6, 2013

How to train your Dragon

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When the dragon looks at you with its gaze hypnotic, deep,
you can feel the peaceful dream of the freedom numbness heaps,
on your body and your mind as it feeds you with its breath,
taking hold and wanting more of this wanted, timeous death.
 It’s a dragon that won’t go, who demands a part of you,
with each breath he takes a piece of the dream state you once knew,
‘til the craving in you mounts to a thirst you cannot sate,
and you chase the dragon whom you no longer can dictate.

This is when you start to sink into ruins black with mould,
while your addled mind keeps seeking ways to shed this dire hold,
yet the desperation claws, shredding reason, tearing pride
into shards that cut you deep, and the dragon’s back inside.
 'til the night when lightning ripped through the clouds into your soul,
thunder roaring as the dragon fought to keep you in control,
and although I may succumb to the wafting tail tomorrow
for this moment it is I who no longer deigns to follow…


  1. I loved this, it really captured the essence of dragons! I really love dragons and everything that has to do with them! Pop over any time for that slice! Be blessed!

  2. As always, I am in total awe!!! I think I've lived with a dragon many times...within me.

    Thanks for the Birthday wishes for Dillon. You rock our Blog world Shadow!!!

  3. "for this moment"...<<<that is a lifetime in and of itself you beat the dragon of desire.

    I never forget there is a place on the ancient sea charts that say--"Beyond Here Are Dragons" and I have been there and back, only to find that there is only "this moment" to Be Well and only now after having come back the same but different, do I know what moments are and how to live them.

  4. the breaking free of that dragon....we all have them...they may be a bit different but...and its worth a victory woop on the days that we are free...smiles.

  5. Great that you don't succumb -at least for this day, today, sista !

  6. Loved it - more so on the second read!

  7. Hello,

    I really enjoyed the opening of this captures the essence of the write and the picture displays the breath of the dragon.

  8. Thought sure I commented here today, Shads. Shame on me for missing you so many days. You one of the "GooooD" ones.

    Sometimes the dragon can't be whipped by me alone. That's when I get help--so far it's worked.

    Maybe you found some help here in the comments. Maybe *I* found some help reading your post today!
    PEACE, Africa lady. Stay safe!

  9. I specially like the second stanza, it rips, shreds & roars ~