The Day the Dragon Died (Again)

The Day the Dragon Died (Again)

A Poem by Haunzwürthe
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The extended version of the original. I wanted to elaborate and felt I could do so without taking away from the original meaning.

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The lizard climbed its rock and bathed
'Neath the lamp inside its cage
Many years were spent alone
As it lay upon its stone.

 

Lost memories of way back when
Thoughts of how it might have been
With majestic wings and fiery blast
To take away these walls of glass.

 

To soar above the fields and sea

To race with birds and just be free

Ever dreamed to own the sky

Just one day it was denied.

 

The days had come and now are gone
Lamps turned off and lamps turned on
The future now is in this box
With four glass walls and ceiling locks.

 

and so...

 

The lizard climbed its rock and bathed
'Neath the lamp inside its cage
Many years were spent alone
It now lay dead upon that stone.


© 2011 Haunzwürthe



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Wow. Somehow, I feel like that lizard. You did a wonderful job with beginning at a specific point and then reminiscing of prior to that point and then returning to giving a clear resolution--one that I must admit (even with the name of the poem) surprised me. When I read, "It now lay dead upon that stone," I literally gasped--surprised. I think I was surprised because I had compared myself to the lizard, only to realize that I am dead in the end.

Posted 6 Years Ago



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Added on August 11, 2011
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Tags: dragon, lizard, potential, wings, fire, cage, ambition

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Haunzwürthe
Haunzwürthe

Pulaski, VA



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