Ayman Parray


The Princess And The Dragon - Poem by Ayman Parray

'Slay the dragon, slay the beast',
Said the princess at the feast
All the princes and knights had come,
To win the princess and her kingdom
The princes marched through the caverns deep,
The path led to where the dragon was rumored to sleep
At last they reached the mountain,
Near the old kingdom's fountain
And found the dragon's lair,
The air was full of fear
They set for the dragon a deadly snare,
But could not avoid the dragon's glare
For he was flying in the skies,
And for the dragon, his aggressors were flies
A fierce battle soon began,
The dragon had a plan
He assaulted like a hurricane from up above,
The princes and knights were helpless down below
The knights' defenses started to flounder,
One by one began the slaughter
Finally the dragon assaulted with his breath,
Hell bent on turning every single enemy into a metal wreath
The dragon boiled his attackers in their chain-mail,
And crushed them beneath his feet, like one does a lazy snail
Only one knight there now remained to fight,
He challenged the beast with all his heart and might
The dragon let down his guard, encouraged by his victory,
For the first time in history
Stabbed in the heart, fell to the ploy,
Was slain like a toy
Killed by the princess in disguise,
She did pull a great surprise
Defeated, devastated, trying to save his hide,
With his dying breath and still in pride,
'No man can slay me', says the dragon
'Yes you are right, I am a woman'

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Topic(s) of this poem: adventure, battle, dragon, fantasy, hero, heroes, princess


Poet's Notes about The Poem

For, Essam, Isaaq, Shireen, Musa, Ibrahim, Zainab, Mehnoor, Zainab Parray, Sauliha, Sahfiqa, Emaan, Ismail, Faizan, Mariam, Tabaani, Jumaana, Mahib, Saniya, Abdullah bin Yasar and Ahmad Faraz Khan...

Comments about The Princess And The Dragon by Ayman Parray

  • Bri Edwards (9/25/2016 9:53:00 PM)

    did you dedicate this to children, knights, princes, or dragons?
    The dragon boiled his attackers in their chain-mail, .......this almost sent a shiver up my spine.

    reminds me of an account of the use of flamethrowers on Iwo Jima during World War 2, by the americans and japanese military, against one another. yuck!

    And crushed them beneath his feet, like one does a lazy snail..........just because snails are slow, it does not mean they are lazy! ! ! ;)

    this is one of my favorite stanzas of all poems i've ever read:

    Defeated, devastated, trying to save his hide,
    With his dying breath and still in pride,
    'No man can slay me', says the dragon
    'Yes you are right, I am a woman' ....................did you think of this yourself! or did a woman help you?
    .................................................................Perhaps Mike Smith was looking over your shoulder? the last line actually made me laugh loudly!

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    bri :)
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  • Mike Smith (4/20/2016 5:28:00 PM)


    Love the twist at the end. A very well told narrative of an attempt and eventual victory at slaying an evil dragon. There is a line me much like the final two of this poem found in the third book of J.R.R. Tolkein's trilogy in which the princess of Rohan dresses up like a warrior in order to join in on a battle. She is told by an evil wraith while defending her father the king 'fool, no man can slay me'. To which she replies I am no man and slays him.
    Great write Ayman
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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (1/17/2016 5:57:00 AM)


    Verily, a fine approach and a beautifully woven poem......10 (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (1/17/2016 1:01:00 PM)

    Thanks, my dear friend Abdul Razak.

  • (1/16/2016 11:51:00 PM)


    Amazing. (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (1/17/2016 12:27:00 AM)

    Thanks, Eddie. My dearest friend.

  • Akhtar Jawad (1/16/2016 8:22:00 PM)


    No man can slay me, says the dragon
    Yes you are right, I am a woman
    The poem is beauty but the last two lines are magic.
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    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (1/16/2016 11:03:00 PM)

    Dear Akhtar Sahib, your love and friendship are my guiding light. I am really glad you liked the end. Marie was hoping the Princess kisses the Dragon and he turns into a prince. Hopefully someday I will write about a good dragon, when I see one.

  • Kelly Kurt (1/16/2016 2:14:00 PM)


    A delightfully told story of pride going before the fall and the power of the female gender (Report) Reply

    Ayman Parray Ayman Parray (1/16/2016 10:55:00 PM)

    I am glad you see the positivism of the poem, my dear friend Kelly. All the joy, peace and happiness to you. You teach us so much, You are inspiration to us all.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, March 14, 2016


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