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Adrian H. Wood

"The Keeper´s Last Episode" by Adrian H. Wood

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Of the dragon's last ever episode...

For the lovely Wolf (and gang of course) who has read everything and scooped up 250th comment! As you requested, something not quite so dark and evil about dragons... Is all what it seems though? ;)
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The Keeper's Last Episode

I've seen it all: From beginning to end
And now my wit to the heavens I lend
An oyster eye quakes with a jaded tear
I feel it in my skin, my time is near
Yet pride, not sorrow, fills this dragon's heart
For I've lived more than most and played my part
The many long years have made my bones stiff
But keeper I remain, of all world's myth
Oh, I've witnessed legends, honored great kings
Lived through the wars of loyal underlings
Many grand palaces reaching for the sky
I've seen burnt to the ground in ashen cry
Some army in throngs with all banners raised
Crushed by another, in rage cut and blazed
I fought against, with and for many beasts
Dragons: Grand black, green and red all deceased
I battled vile demons, slit open snakes
Gathered spines of monsters in crimson lakes
Countless terrors I faced, yet none I feared
Arthur's shield I singed, and Merlin's beard
I've crawled from damp tunnels through waterfalls
I've answered alike king and nature's calls
Flown far above many a mountain range
Scorched the guilty, the pitiful and strange
Bound I crusaded Excalibur's rise
Yes! How the chapters flicker in my eyes!
Misty woods I've trekked through in moonlit dawn
Many a bureaucrat played like a pawn
Conversed have I with elves, dwarves and hobbits
Feasted upon foul orcs, trolls and goblins
Argue did I with figures of power
Seen plenty foes at my cold feet cower
I've split the horizon and hashed white cloud
I've stood between fronts both fearful and stout
Love and hate have revived my being
Shared the will of loathing and seeing
And time I've had for some ancient leisure
For in my cave lingers untold treasure
Studded golden crowns atop diamond rings
Ruby necklace, bracelets, trinkets and things
Though thin wear the riches at spirit's core
And things that were gold don't glow anymore
Blunt are my yellowed teeth and dull my claws
Sagging these furled wings and slack my limp jaws
This shell is aging, the days are dreary
Dragons are passing, my eyes are weary
Before I leave though, a last treat maybe
Life, play just one more episode for me
This keeper deserves a last rendition
Bless! The wonder of this... 'tele-vision'
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17 Jun 200445 Wolf
*does first comment dance*

*does thank-you dance*

*does OMG i love it dance*

*collapses exhausted*

Thanx Ad, thank-you so much! 12

1 Adrian H. Wood replies: "No problem! Glad you like it (and will stop buggin me about nice dragons now hehe) 12"
18 Jun 200445 Wolf
Ok i have nice dragon what to complain about now hmmm...well i could say that there is only one story with a heroine or....ha the fact that i now have no more to read...... i know i'll go write12

10 Adrian H. Wood replies: "  Yeah that might be a better idea! R u getting a page on Elfwood some time?"
18 Jun 200445 RaLz
*Does happy third comment dance* yayness!! *falls over* Very nice!! *prints* Damnit you, STOP WASTING ALL MY INK!!

Back on track... i love how you write poems!! But... i still like bad dragons better 1 *pets bad dragon*

..for some reason, the poem reminded me of a song by CKY, i have no idea why!

MORE POEMS, MORE POEMS!! *bangs empty beer mug on the table*

1 Adrian H. Wood replies: "Deeply sorry for wasting your ink, lol. Try writing it all out on paper with your pencil instead, much cheaper!

Just like you I have a penchant for bad dragons though, so watch me throw plenty more evilness at the big ol reptiles soon! Oh, and who's CKY? Am I know the laughing stock of the Australian goths because I don't know them? *shrugs*

Don't think there'll be any more poems for a while though, I need to pick up on some proper writing again soon! And toss me a beer will you? 1"
18 Jun 200445 D Joelle Duran
Aha! I've been waiting for him to show up so I wouldn't take first comment...

This is just fantastic! Your talent with poetry and rhyme leaves me speechless. *flaps her jaw soundlessly in demonstration*

I just love the vaunting feel to this and the scope of the dragon's memories. The end got me a trifle confused, but I still like the poem.

"Arthur's shield I singed, and Merlin's beard"
"Seen plenty foes at my cold feet cower"
Just awesome lines! *claps*

Have you read Tolkien's poem 'The Hoard'? The description of the dragon's age brought it to mind. I think you'd like it.

2 Adrian H. Wood replies: "Haha, well there you go - 2nd comment is good also! Wow, it's great people enojoy my poetry considering it's all done way past midnight and during periods of extreme brain lapse for anything else, lol. Oh and the ending is meant to be confusing so no worries! I wonder if someone will figure it out? Go on everyone... let's have your best shots 12

I haven't read that Tolkien poem but I guess I really should now! Thanks for the tip."
28 Jun 200445 J. Elizabeth Denton
It was all so beautiful, descriptive, glamorous, and even a bit of sentiment. Then we get to the last line. lol This is great! lol

13 Adrian H. Wood replies: "Hehe, I thought I might piss people off with that last line but looks like they're coping! Thanks again..."
9 Apr 2006:-) Sean Daily
Now THAT'S a dragon poem.
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'The Keeper's Last Episode':
 • Created by: :-) Adrian H. Wood
 • Copyright: ©Adrian H. Wood. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Aging, Dragon, Keeper, Legend, Myth, Parody, Sad
 • Categories: Demons, Imps, Devils, Beholders..., Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Elf / Elves, Faery, Fay, Faeries, Fights, Duels, Battles, Humourous or Cute Things, Magic and Sorcery, Spells, etc., Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters, Orc, Goblins, Trolls, Trollocs..., Romance, Emotion, Love, Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc, Warrior, Fighter, Mercenary, Knights, Paladins, Wizards, Priests, Druids, Sorcerers..., Dwarf, Dwarves, Parody
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