Poem - the Silly Dragon

Post date: Sep 14, 2016 11:17:25 AM

By Pycella Woodberry  

The Silly Dragon  

Once there was a land far from here  

And there, many dragons dwelt  

They spat fire and ruled the skies  

Hoarded treasures and enjoyed their lives  

One dragon was a special one  

He disliked fire and having coin  

He sniffed blooms and tended plants

He liked to get dirt on his hands

The other dragons kept mocking him

They thought real dragons should be grim

"Real dragons don't care for gardening"

"They should be mean and frightening!"

The mocking made that dragon sad

One day, he took his garden hat

He walked straight down into a pond

Where he could tend weeds with love

One day, the dragons had a silly fight

About a treasure, there's no doubt

The fight turned the world into a fiery pit

And all the dragons went extinct

Except for one...

The silly dragon wondered what was going on

So it crept out from his peaceful pond

To see how the world had burnt to ashes

The air was heavy with all the sadness

But the silly dragon didn't get upset

It smiled and into the pond it went

It drank all the water it could take

And then it came up with haste

It rose up and flew quite high

And poured water down from the sky

It spread seeds on the ground so bare

And they grew into fields so fair

The dragon planted blooms and greens

Turnips, corn and apple trees

There was no place left bare nor plain

The world became alive again.

Where is that silly dragon now?

Into the pond he did go

There he blows some water bubbles

And enjoys eating tasty mussels

To him, it never mattered really

That he was born so silly.


About the Author:

Miss Pycella is a talented poet, storyteller and playwright. She often recites her work on Green Dragon Fridays. With this poem, she entered the poetry competition of the Harnkegger Games 2016 and won the silvery prize.

Miss Pycella runs a pie-shop and was elected Shire May Queen in 2016