The dragon saw a castle
a fortress ruled by a king,
Atop a fair sized plateau
surrounded by forest greens.
The dragon slithered along courtyards
flattened bales of hay.
Gobbled a few horses
along with stable boys and peasant maids.
Every human fled the courtroom
except for king and royal guards,
The king ordered the evacuation
yet curiosity led him to stay inside,
For never in his years of power
nor ever in the history it seems,
That there was a mention of a dragon
who lived around the range.
The king summoned his courage
perhaps emboldened by the gods,
He threw his most loudest greetings
with a stringent discipline of a king.
But alas the dragon merely snorted
cold derision in its eyes,
The dragon would have breathe on them
had it cared less otherwise.
So entranced was it by the courts design
marbled dais and gilded walls all so fine.
It held its thought of slaughter
went on cunning negotiating patterns,
“Such beauty is your throne my lord
I like to dine and den,
I would like to roost for a while
I would like to make it my pen.”
The king wanted his castle
and all the riches inside,
No way can he share this throne
specially to a dragon born,
The king now mad fury and fright
demanded what was his by right,
Threw a tantrum of historic claims
five generations and a hundred years of reign.
The dragon plucked at the kings golden crown
which almost severed the ruler neck down,
Had not his majesty ducked in time
falling unceremoniously towards the ground.
The dragon eventually sent them running
amusement in his eyes,
Claws chased through armours playfully
snuffling their wanton cries.
The king lost half his entourage
barely escaped himself they said,
In hatred he summoned his council then
intent on killing the turd,
The king raised up an army
in hopes that the dragon will abate.
He even spent his fortune
which drove him to a financial straits.
At first the army charged head on
the dragon knew that was unwise,
The dragons scales are not merely decor
they are there to withstand the fire.
For a dragons sole greatest weapon
is the fiery flaming jets.
A fire that melts everything it touches
now known as the dreaded dragons breath.
- Legend of the Dragon Breath Part 1
Legend of the Dragon Breath part 1 is a tale about a dragon who lost his gold and his adventure he have seeking for his missing gold.
- Legend of the Dragon Breath – part 3
Legend of the Dragon Breath part 3 is third part of a tale about a dragon who lost his gold and his adventure and how a kingdom tries to defend against it. This part iterate that dragon and human cant co-exist
cebutouristspot (author) from Cebu on February 04, 2012:
@Brett.Tesol - Thanks for your continued patronage really appreciate it.
Brett C from Asia on February 02, 2012:
I love the almost medieval rythmic bounce to this writing, after reading part 1, I had to read part 2.
cebutouristspot (author) from Cebu on December 25, 2011:
@Cogerson - Haha yes poor king and also the citizen of the kingdom. Most stories I read a dragon always bleed a kingdom dry. It simply stop commerce and invoke fear.
UltimateMovieRankings from Virginia on December 24, 2011:
Things are not working out too well for the king. A nice addition to your series of The Legend of Dragon Breath. I like the compliment poetvix gave....Hubtastic.
cebutouristspot (author) from Cebu on December 22, 2011:
@poetvix - Thanks! I do my best to make part 3 much better :D
poetvix from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. on December 21, 2011:
I did not think you could best part one but you surely did. Hubtastic!
cebutouristspot (author) from Cebu on December 21, 2011:
@rebeccamealey, @deborah Brooks - Am so glad that you guys like it :D
@Gypsy Rose Lee - Thanks :) Dragon also need to eat :).
@rjsadowski - you could check my other work there is a link to part 1
Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on December 20, 2011:
wow awesome.. Loved it.. Had fun reading it.. I voted.. up
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on December 20, 2011:
Great and fascinating. That's one nasty dragon. I just wish it hadn't eaten the horses.
rjsadowski on December 20, 2011:
I missed part 1 but it was still awsome.
Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on December 20, 2011:
A very creative piece!