The Dragon's Tale

The Dragon's Tale

A Poem by Baz

The story of Sir Percy and the Dragon...

There are those knights who look for fights
And act the fearless knave
Who roam the land with sword in hand
And count themselves as brave

But even those who freely chose
To live out on the trail
Are not that spry so as to try
To catch a dragon's tail

Now dragon tails are made of scales
As everyone's aware
But did you know what else can grow
Upon the beast back there?

The tail has spikes and when it strikes
There's none who can prevail
For none so struck have had the luck
To live to tell the tale
So when, one day, Sir Percy May
The brave and fearless knight
Had come to rest by a dragon's nest
To bed down for the night

He did not know his greatest foe
Had built her nest nearby
And so he slept, 'til the dragon crept
And Percy she did spy

Sir Percy snored 'til the dragon roared
And leapt out from the briar
Her teeth were bared, her nostrils flared
She blew a ball of fire!

Sir Percy leapt from where he slept
Awoken from a dream
Then he saw the beast, and to say the least
Poor Percy let a scream!

The dragon bent and ate his tent
And what is even worse
The mighty dragon ate his wagon
Then gobbled up his horse!

The 'brave' Sir Percy begged for mercy
Feeling small and frail
But the dragon laughed and with great craft
She bashed him with her tail!

The fearless knight, was sent in flight
Across the moor and then
Poor Percy May, I'm sad to say
Was never seen again...


© 2011 Baz

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i love it. well written. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

and here was me expecting him to be victorious....great poem baz as usual

Posted 8 Years Ago

He swore he saw upon the moor
a beast of smoke and flame
his news received yet not believed
which was an awful shame
for in the night the beast gave flight
and ate not one but all
so please beware if you stray there
that you leave before nightfall

loved your poem and the subject reminded me of monty python lol you are a genius of this genre, keep em' coming

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Loved it...reading your work in like having a class in 'how its done' it is a pleasure to read your work..not one rhyme is ever forced ...brilliant

Posted 9 Years Ago

Absolutely well done!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Hahahaha I loved it!! Poor Sir Percy lol

Posted 9 Years Ago

One of my favorites ever! It was a fun read told excellently by you! Amazing job!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Absolutly delightfull.I know you are going to put together a childrens book one day and I will see you on the ellen show plugging your nursery rhyme collection

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is so fun! I love it. I can see children loving to recite this one. It has such character and voice in it.

Posted 9 Years Ago

I wonder if the tent gave the dragon indigestion? LOL--- this is great tail==err tale.. hehe... I love it!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on August 27, 2010
Last Updated on January 24, 2011
Tags: children, poem, dragon, knight, tail



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