A legend to this day persists that dragons will return.
|When Dragons Will Return
A legend to this day persists
that dragons will return.
The words still echo through time's mists
for those who can discern.
A maiden, sent for sacrifice,
lay claim upon the last
swearing protection – for a price:
her true love that had passed.
"Surely your magic can impart,"
her plea mingled with tears
touching the ancient dragon's heart,
"the return of his years."
The dragon knew that time was short;
its kind would disappear
without protection and support
of those who brought it fear.
A covenant was made that day:
protection for a life.
He'd find her love without delay
so she could be his wife.
An elder dragon's magic fades:
the search results were naught.
He could not find, among the shades,
the spirit that he sought.
They say that he still seeks the one,
his wings heard in the gale.
His eyes flash in the evening sun
for this, he cannot fail.
Perhaps someday he will succeed;
her patient heart still yearns
and in her hands the future seed
when dragons will return.
An entry in "DreamTime Dragon's Poem Contest"
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