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Monday, July 13, 2009
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In the Setting of the Sun



The sun is setting all around us
In the colours of today
It lights our way with His love
And warms us with His grace

From this collage of dreams and memories
In waves we ride the tide
Each moment pure and lovely
As two tender hearts collide

Yesterday we sailed together
Rediscovering the truth
And the beauty of the days
That we shared in our youth

Today you're far away
Yet you feel so close to me
I could never have imagined
It would mean so much, you see

Tomorrow still the future
But no means to an end
I know now that forever
I will always call you friend

No matter where we are
In the end when life is done
My heart will rest beside yours
In the setting of the sun


-Michele Cameron Drew




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Saturday, June 13, 2009
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Watercolor


The morning after love
A gentle tender whisper
In the daybreak as we rose
Bagels and lox for you
Just cream cheese for me
Our favorite cafe` table
As we sipped a darkened brew

Smiles endlessly shining
Eyes singing delightfully
Dancing in their shadows
As they penetrated
My quiet composure
A somewhat pleasant stress
Washed over me
In my naivete

And I whispered
I love you...

—Michele Cameron Drew




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Sunday, June 07, 2009
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Sonnet XIX

 
Sonnet XIX


My lover's kiss was like a million stars,
Across the jaded purple velvet night,
And then the starlight falling from his eyes,
Reflected on this halo burning bright.

His angel, strong and beautiful, was I,
Who saved him from himself one fateful night,
And left behind with him my tender heart,
Along beside a tear at morning light.

Passed twenty years, my calling once again,
Return me to the depths from whence I came;
The needs there of a solitary friend,
Upon who's heart I once had staked my claim.

Oh, how can I but send to him my love?
His angel from the Heavens up above.


               —Michele Cameron Drew

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Saturday, May 30, 2009
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Reconnection


Reconnection



Tenderness so long ago
Hanging about mind's edge
Taunting, teasing
Playful moments of youth



Reconnection overwhelms
Touching surface of heart
With evocative dreams
Torturing soul



Warm light emanating
From this memory
This dream of old
Expectations limitless
Falling to abyss
Of emotion


Confusion building
From this depth
Hearts withdraw
In fear that old wounds open



Friendship, reflection
Their greatest desire
And should it be
The will of Him
Someday
Maybe more



—Michele Cameron Drew



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Friday, May 29, 2009
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Where I Belong







Where I Belong


Closing my eyes
My mind wanders
Drifting off
In daydreams of azure
I see reflections
Of myself— swimming
In the deep oceans
That are your eyes

Soon my love
I'll be drowning
And should I perish
Then so be it
Let the world go on
Without me
Because this—
Is where I belong


—Michele Cameron Drew



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Monday, May 25, 2009
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Starbird Hill





In darkness awakening,
First glimpse of snow white,
Brought beauty of wonderment,
Like shimmering diamonds,
'neath new morning’s light.

A frozen paradise waited.
Oblivious to the chill,
Warm mittens and overcoats,
We rushed to the sled race,
Atop Starbird Hill.

We flew down this mountain,
Blustery wind to frozen face,
On a sheet of ice and snow.
Oh, what fun we had then,
In our Starbird race.

And as the day closed,
Its beauty wouldn’t subside.
Sleepy heads in reverence,
Thinking of day’s events,
We gently closed our eyes.

In darkness awakening,
First glimpse of snow white,
Brought beauty of wonderment,
Like shimmering diamonds,
'neath new morning’s light.

—Michele Cameron Drew




Read my article on the Blizzard of '78 here.


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Friday, May 22, 2009
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The Way it Makes Me Feel



When your eyes looked at mine,
You could see into my soul.
And I was fascinated by,
The depth of your perception.

Then a smile crossed your lips,
Like sunshine through the morning mist.
And though I don't know why,
I felt such a strong connection.

Across a crowded room,
I heard the wheels of your mind,
In synchronicity with mine,
As one together marking time.

If for only just a moment,
Look to me again and smile,
So I can look into your eyes,
And remember for all time,
The way it makes me feel.


—Michele Cameron Drew






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Saturday, May 16, 2009
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The Poet



The poet thinks in cryptic patterns
But mostly he observes
Absorbing his surroundings
To mind—
His heart
A rhythmic extension
Of his soul

Words
Images
Thoughts
Dreams
Beliefs
Emotion
Entwined within his verse

He creates a thing of beauty
A thing we know
As Poetry


—Michele Cameron Drew





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Friday, May 15, 2009
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Sonnet XVIII



There is a little church beside a field.
I happ'd to pass it by just yesterday.
It truly made me wish this summer's yield.
Would bring me there before you face to face.



The colours in the sky were graceful soft.
In hues of salmon, lavendar and blue.
My head right here, but my heart was aloft.
The only thing 'twas missing there was you.


I wish that we could walk there every day.
We'd talk about today and long ago,
And holding hands we'd joke along the way,
Then laugh until our cheeks were all aglow.


I hope that we can find a moment soon,
To visit there one lovely afternoon.



—Michele Cameron Drew

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Thursday, May 14, 2009
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The Colour of Confusion




Entertaining hands
The colour of confusion
Manipulating like a monarch
In absolute power

Audience of dying voices
Muted—
Will obey


—Michele Cameron Drew



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Tuesday, May 12, 2009
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Sonnet VIII




I swiped my card at 7:39.
But payroll says my paycheck will be docked,
Because I didn't get to work on time?
I wasn't due to work till 8:00!


I just don't understand how this can be.
I always call ahead if I'm delayed.
It doesn't make a bit of sense to me,
For thirty minutes clocked to not be paid.


Two supervisors I had to pursue,
To figure out that it was their misplay.
I hope they don't perceive me as a shrew.
That's not the image I hope to display.


I vow tomorrow I will not be late,
‘Cause I'll be there by 7:38.



—Michele Cameron Drew


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Monday, May 11, 2009
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Stolen Moments



Memories of a love so long ago,
Weigh upon my dreams tonight,
And drift on as the sweetest of distractions,
Into my waking life.

A few stolen moments whispering,
Taunting my soul with the hunger
For more of him.

Perhaps we should have loved as if
We'd never have the chance again.
Plucked from his life as easily as our Earth
Turns to greet the morning sun.

A few stolen moments whispering,
Taunting my soul with the hunger
For more of him.

Lord, please let him come to me.
Shower those memories so sweet upon his heart.
Let us steal a few more moments...
Or perhaps a lifetime.



                  —Michele Cameron Drew



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Friday, May 08, 2009
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Good Intention




Seeds of evil lie in root
Covering like a thicket
About the innocent one
Deluding common sense
Of an honorable heart
Deficient of judgement
In the folly
Of good intention


Moments of clarity lie
Within the tangled labyrinth
Reaching skyward-
Neurologically twisted
Thwarted by derangement
Never to be unveiled
Within the eye
Of the broken mind


                         —Michele Cameron Drew



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Monday, May 04, 2009
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Spring's Solicitude


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With winter's icy breath fleeting,
Spring's solicitude brushes,
Divine nectarous orchards,
With an ambiance of color.


Softly she summons,
The sweetest of blossoms,
To deliver the fruit,
Of summer ambrosia.


-Michele Cameron Drew




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Saturday, May 02, 2009
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Fairies... a sneak peek

This is a very tiny sneak preview of the painting that I have been working on in my "spare" time.
Since I haven't updated in awhile, I just wanted you all to know that I haven't stopped creating! :)  I'm not sure when I will finish this piece, but hopefully soon.
—M
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Friday, May 01, 2009
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Blogger Friendship Award

Vespa Blogger Award Friendship

Thank you Tami from The Holistic Diva for the following award. I'm truly grateful for your kindness. I enjoy your blog as well, and am delighted to be a blogger friend.


In turn, I would like to award the Vespa Blogger Award Friendship (award) to the following people who have shared their friendship with me:

Icy at Wandering Thoughts

Lauren at The Ancient Digger

Lanne at The Things Women Do


Glynis at A Poet's Word

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Mystic Dave at Mystical Poetry, Prose and Political Viewpoints

RJ Evans at Webphemera

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1. Put the logo on your blog
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Thank you to my blogger friends for sharing your knowledge and humor.

Thursday, April 30, 2009
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Sonnet VII



This sonnet, written in November was on a bet. Someone bet me $50 that I couldn't write a sonnet about the news headlines for that day.

I asked if I was able to write two, would I double my money and made $100 writing this piece in about 20 mins. I wish I could always make $300/hr. Wouldn't it be nice?

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Headline News: 11/23/08
 

New information in the news today
A school suggests Obama for its name
A clinic burned by Rios who's in jail
And Clinton accepts secretary game

Construction workers injured building fined
State Treasurer is speaking with the kids
Then Dallas and Seattle soon to dine
Economy has budgets wearing lids

Race for attorney generally now is closed
Car break-ins are once more a local spree
A fatal crash near Salem closes Road
A pitbull dies attacking deputy

Today the homework in sixth grade just ran
With talk of "Death of Santa" in the plan

*****

Six people killed in Tijuana bar
Explosive threat cause for school schedule change
Mall shooter in Tukwila still at large
Insurance Co rejects a landslide claim

With cabinet positions being filled
Obama's right on top of everything
Teen runaway his body was found killed
Drunk driver sentenced to six years in clink

Police narcotics dog was struck by car
ID cards stolen from gym locker rooms
A plea of guilty for two fake bank guards
I feel as though I'm buried 'neath this doom

Prefer much lighter content when I choose
That's why I hardly ever watch the news


-Michele Cameron Drew



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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Guardian Angel



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I was so lonely,
A heart filled with despair,
Mourning for a lost love,
Crying tears of sorrow.

My heart had given up hope.
I had all but forgotten my dreams.
I walked alone into the night,
Under a cloak of darkness.

Suddenly a brilliant light flooded the sky,
A streak of lightening, a clap of thunder.
You appeared beneath a full moon,
And reached out to me.

I was afraid,
Afraid to let you near,
To love, to trust, to feel,
But you did not give up.

You dried my tears of sorrow.
You took my hand into your own,
And wrapped yourself around me,
Enveloping me in your warmth.

Echoes of the moonlight shined upon us,
And upon the water's edge,
As you opened up your heart to me,
And held me to it fast.

As the hours flew by I saw the vision,
That you showed me of a new day,
One of love and happiness,
One of timelessness and dreams fulfilled.

As the golden light of morning sun,
Beckoned us from the night,
You lifted me into your arms,
And carried me up to the heavens.

The new day had begun,
And I could see the light,
Like a million tiny candles,
All burning soft and bright.

Now I will not walk alone again,
I have everything I need,
For you are the guardian of my life,
An angel from a dream.


—Michele Cameron Drew



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Monday, April 13, 2009
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Sonnet VI

Sonnet VI 


As autumn closes and the days grow cold,
Skies turn from luminous to murky grey.
The leaves of amber, crimson, brown and gold,
Have fallen and most all have blown away.



The barren trees embedded in the Earth,
Stand seeming lost and sad within their mire,
Lackluster as my heart within its dearth,
Need light of love or else they will expire.



As wind and rain begin to fall and moan,
I am like stone upon deserted shore,
A frozen soul that needs to find its home,
Abandoned heart left only wanting more.



Release your light, your love, your warmth and bring,
Us back to blissful beauty of the spring.


—Michele Cameron Drew  




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Friday, April 10, 2009
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Behind the Mask

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Behind the mask of her soul,
Lies a heart of gold,
A love of the finer things,
Of silver, of satin and lace,
Of crystal and the pegasus white.
An angel of the night,
Writing the music of a dream.

Behind the power and wisdom,
Lies a little girl with a tear,
And a fantasy that would encompass,
A world of painless glory,
Of a princess and a knight,
On a fine white horse.
Ruling the land of their dreams.

Forever loyal to her cause,
Forever lonely in her heart.
She wanders into the night alone once more,
Never to let go of that little girl,
Or the dreams in her soul,
Behind the mask.


—Michele Cameron Drew


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Wednesday, April 01, 2009
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
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Sonnet III




As sun sets on the beauty of this day,
In hope that it has not been all for nought,
The complexity of that for which I pray,
It’s truth lie in the lifetime blessing sought.

With beauty, love and dreams we have been blessed.
A moment not too soon I felt your heart,
This has me needing more than your caress,
Two souls as one we’ve made a gentle start.

As softly colours blend and crimson, green;
Violet, blue and yellow flood the sky,
Although I’d love to share this wondrous scene,
I raise my eyes and watch you wave goodbye.

And how my gentle heart was soon dismayed,
Oh, I most sadly wish that you had stayed!



-Michele Cameron Drew 



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Saturday, March 28, 2009
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Celestial Dream


Celestial bodies shine up high,
As we ride beneath the midnight sky.
A Heavenly light to brighten our way,
As we travel beyond yesterday.


Perhaps it’s just an angel’s love,
One more chance from up above,
To ride beneath the stars together,
To be free as one forever.


Maybe we share,
More than we could have believed,
In our past hopes and dreams.
And baby we’re there,
Alone beneath the moonlit sky,
Making love as one on high,
In my celestial dream.


Down the long road through the night,
The past is dim, the future bright.
An angel in the stars above,
Is how I feel wrapped in your love.


All we seek is what we find,
As we open up our hearts and minds,
Silvershine on passionate fire,
Celestial blessings take us higher.


Maybe we share,
More than we could have believed,
In our past hopes and dreams.
An unanswered prayer,
Alone beneath the moonlit sky,
Making love as one on high,
In my celestial dream.



—Michele Cameron Drew


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Saturday, March 21, 2009
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Sonnet V


I’ve been afraid of sonnets for so long.
A poet I can never truly claim,
Myself to be. The rhythm is just wrong.
Dear goodness! I am totally ashamed.

Odes, ballads, sextets, free verse and haiku,
Have never been a challenge for my pen;
But when I read a sonnet proper, true,
Escape from rhythm taunts me, once again.

How am I to write a proper sonnet,
If I can’t hear the rhythm in my head?
Imag’ry with frills and lace upon it,
Keeps haunting me, but still the meter’s dead.

Lord, help me find some way I can control,
This sonnephobya torturing my soul.



—Michele Cameron Drew

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Sunday, March 08, 2009
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To New Depths




To New Depths

Two hearts ensconced
Upon the bench
I remember—
Forever etched
Upon my mind
Upon my soul


Smooth ivory touch
With fundamentals
Of an ebon shade
As demi-steps in dark
Turned magnanimous rapture
Of synchronistic souls

In waves of
Symphonic splendor
We dreamed—
Holding fast to
Our affinity—
Crescendo building

Softly unveiling
Transparent heart
To tranquil eyes
Passion carried us
To new depths
Of wonder

Sincerity flowed
And beauty surrounded—
Fascinating our world
While gentle rays of sunlight
Subtly wavered—
Into the daylight


Awakening of peace
Today is mine
Now savoring tidbits
Of moments—
Of fingers
Unlocking torn heart
Within to find
A healing home
For a broken soul



            —Michele Cameron Drew


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Friday, March 06, 2009
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The War



You may have lost this battle,
But you have not lost the war.
This demon with which you struggle,
Is one that you’ve known before.


Fight him with all of your power,
Release yourself from his claws,
Your sword plunged deep to his belly,
Your anger exposing his flaws.


Strike now for his eyes that watch you,
With mockery in his evil gaze.
Your love is your mightiest weapon,
Use it to break through this haze.


So you can move into the future,
Past the demon of your yesterdays,
To end all of your pain and confusion,
And today break away from your chains.


Open your heart to the future,
Shine your light as never before,
Only then will you know the experience,
And the glory of winning…
The War.



—Michele Cameron Drew


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Sunday, March 01, 2009
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Saturday, February 28, 2009
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Sonnet XVII

Knighted One



Oh, gallant knight residing in my soul,
Thee knows thou art the one my heart adores,
And that there is not one thing I want more,
Than to sit beside thee on a grassy knoll,
And trace along the contours of thy face.
With gentle fingers lovingly I’d touch,
So I could show thee just how very much,
I love thee and appreciate thy grace.


At long last free from all majestic rule,
Away from those about us who’d betray,
A kindness soft and gentle as a dove,
We’ll find a way to share our courtly love,
Appreciate it as a polished jewel,
Perhaps my faithful champion one day.


—Michele Cameron Drew


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Saturday, February 28, 2009
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Sonnet IV


The moment that our hearts so kindly met,
You touched my soul just like a gentle song.
Soft spoken words of yours I can’t forget,
Sweet memory to last a lifetime long.

If I could write for you a single tune,
All dressed in blue reflective shining light,
I’d wrap it in the myst’ry of the moon,
Sung sweetly in the beauty of the night.

If you should ever feel lost or alone,
Please don’t forget that you can count on me.
The angel on your shoulder guide you home,
Because that’s where a friend should always be.



My dear sweet one, for you I’ll always pray.
One candle in the dark, I’ll light your way.




—Michele Cameron Drew


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Sunday, February 22, 2009
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Sonnet XVI


In once upon a time amazing dream,
A vision so surreal and so sublime,
An awe-inspiring moment filled my mind,
Now far away and gone for good it seems,
Envisioning us in our rocking chairs,
Grandchildren bouncing on arthritic knees,
A lilting butterfly on gentle breeze,
Amidst spring’s budding blossoms everywhere.


Perhaps it was just never meant to be,
Our promise for the future couldn’t last,
The distance just too much for you to cope,
We ought to leave the dream back in the past,
And now perhaps you’ve given up all hope,
But my love, how I wish you’d talk to me.


—Michele Cameron Drew



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Saturday, February 14, 2009
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Angelfire

In a field of starlight and magic we walked,
Dreams and fantasies forever at our touch.
The wind rustling in the grass and the wildflowers.
Visions of a reality close enough to grasp,
But hot enough to burn at the touch.

Heaven above could only be as bright,
As our nights in that field of wonder,
The lady who touched his heart with a magical flame,
The guardian angel who protected her with love.

Two souls in a collision of passion,
Two hearts bound by love,
Two bodies consumed by desire,
A never ending connection,
Of heavenly wonderous dreams.

If there is a heaven then it is here,
In this magical realm of wonder,
Where our hearts and our souls collided,
And in the flames of our desire-
We danced together as one.

Tonight I am ready to begin,
My dreams have awakened to the reality,
That we will truly walk together,
In our field of heavenly flame,
Throughout eternity…

-Michele Cameron Drew


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Friday, February 13, 2009
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Dragonslayer

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A giant dragon breathing fire,
A damsel in fear of woe.
She shies away from breath of flame,
Away from her greatest foe.
She runs…
She hides…

From the shadows steps a man,
A shining suit he wears,
The butt of his sword is made of gold,
His horse has ivory hair.
He is proud…
He is strong…

He steps within the dragon’s path,
He lunges forward, straight and true.
A dagger straight through the heart of the foe,
And the dragon never knew.
He stumbles…
He falls…
A burst of flames he tries to sputter,
But only smoke comes new.
One blow to the throat with a razored edge,
The dragon now is through.
He bleeds…
He dies…

The lady is impressed with the swift demise,
By the knight of her fiery foe.
She smiles at him brightly,
And beyond her smile they suddenly know.
That it’s true…
That it’s real…
The knight walks slowly up to her,
With soot from his head to his toe.
He lifts her to his trusty steed,
And into the sunset they go
Together…
Forever…

—Michele Cameron Drew



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