and are there wonders still, a sequel

by damommza & sunovawot

the Child

some years after my birth
I have come back to see
who, on that fateful day
came out to rescue me

I do not remember
the details of that night
or how my mother came
and took me straight to flight

I only know the praise
my mother gave to him
who found a dragon’s egg
and went out on a limb

to nurture for a time
that tiny life within
then hold me with such care
and let my life begin

I have flown great distance
fulfilled my mum’s request
to bring you this token
and with it you’ll be blessed

the man

i am just a shadow
no matter how i seem
cursed to life unchanging
by some Dragon’s dream

i wandered all alone
through centuries untold
in search of the Dragon
but not, for me, it’s gold

just for one magic spell
i undertook this quest
lift from me this burden
so i at last can rest

at last i came back here
to where it all began
where the Dragon cursed me
and made me more than man

the Child

I have brought Mother’s gift
it rides upon my breath
let Me this once kiss you
no more you’ll search for death

the Man

the weight of years dissolves
and oh! how my heart sings
when I for the first time
unfold my golden wings

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  1. damommza

     /  November 16, 2011

    Dividing this into voices was sheer genius. It came out totally different than I expected and so much better! Applause!! šŸ˜€

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  2. *smile*
    I’m glad the man did not die… šŸ™‚

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    • damommza

       /  November 16, 2011

      Me too!~ I never know what sunovawot is going to do with the poem and I love the way he ended it. It was his idea to do a “child’s voice” and a “man’s voice” which made sense since I wrote the beginning in the child’s voice. I wondered what happened to the man and the dragon years later..and that’s how this poem started! šŸ˜€

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    • When damommza passed it to me there was no time frame given but, as dragons traditionally have enormous lifespans and at the end of the first poem the man had been saying if I live ten thousand years, I thought why not go with that, he’s lived centuries and his one transcendant moment was locked in the past. Wouldn’t that become a kind of torture after so long? and so I saw death as a release for him. šŸ˜„ However then I was left with the gift, what would a dragon consider a worthwhile gift to a puny human? šŸ˜€

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