Through the castle
gate I bound,
The dragon must be surely found.
Over pits and traps I tread,
Past the other knights, all dead.
I felt the heat,
choked on the smell,
Brimstone like they have in hell.
I carried on my throat it burned,
I must succeed, my treasure earned.
grateful they will be,
I'll slay the beast, collect my fee.
I knew that I was getting near,
I heard its rustling in my ear.
"You need not hide,"
he said to me,
"Come out so that my eyes may see."
I stood my ground, I did not leave,
"You're tricking me. Do not deceive!"
"I do not lie,
believe me do.
For years I have awaited you."
I peered around into his place.
He looked so old, a kindly face.
"As you can see, I
please sit and talk with me tonight."
I dared and closer I did walk.
"You'll not eat me? We'll only talk?"
"Surely, I will keep
to lie to you would be absurd.
I promise I will kill you not.
Apologies, if my home is hot."
"You're quite a
gracious host," I said.
"Your nothing like the books I've read."
"Propaganda, lies and childish tales,
to sell more books, increase their sales."
I sat down on a
He was polite, he was his best.
His lair was full of gems and gold,
Jewelry, pearls, magic from old.
"I have collected
much you see,
it bores me, I give it to thee."
"Mine," I gasped, I nearly choked,
"You jest with me!" He must have joked.
"On one condition,
yours it be,
you must sleep here tonight with me.
I am so lonely as you can see,
I'd like to have a guest with me."
"That is all, and
it's mine free?"
"Just spend the night here, you and me."
And so we slept, he kept his word,
By morning I would be a Lord!
True to his vow, he
Unfortunate for me he snored!
Flames erupted, like the sun,
"Drat! There goes another one!"