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(August 16,1988 / Tenessee)

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The Hero Entering The Beast's Lair

Standing outside the door,
the hero hears the sound of a monstrous creature taking massive breaths.
But he,
in white robes,
hesitates only to draw his sword.

Onward he marches.
The White Sword shining, almost glowing in his hand,
the breathing now nearly crushing the hero's heart and soul,
yet he continues.

Onward he marches.
The cold stone of the beast's lair slithering with water,
the door opening before him,
the thought of the beast that breathed those breathes plagues the hero's mind.
Still, he presses on.

Onward he marches.
The icy air penetrating his garments,
the door now closing behind him,
the creature,
a dragon,
now emerges from the fog.
Fiery Red eyes scorch everything they touch.
Yet, despite the horror before him,
the hero continues on.

Submitted: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Edited: Friday, May 20, 2011


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  • Hans Vr (4/22/2011 12:17:00 AM)

    I like the hero.
    Can hero and dragon become friends in the end?

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