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February 11, 2013

“There Be Dragons Here” Writing Contest – Entry Eight

by darkjade68

“There Be Dragons Here” Writing Contest

Entry Eight

by Paperplane @ Paperplane

 

Sleeping Dragon
By:  paperplane

The cave’s filled to the narrow top
Can’t stand the pressure too much
Anyone hear the cries?
Laying in wet clothes
Hands burning.  Bodies deteriorating

Shades on my face with a broken frame
Hair tucked away, hiding in shame
Blinded stare in dreaded embrace

Spine curved in a frail state
Laying in a dark cave, wondering
Is the universe watching
The fireflies dance in the dark
Illuminating the path
No sign of a life

Eyes burning from ancient tears
Wrinkles deepen
Lips with a faded smile
A frown droopier and droopier

Fiery breath out like a light
Summer fairies singing and dancing
A lonely life nowhere to be found
Dragged in mud, turned into dust
Wrists strapped with a snake’s tail
Fearful face, hiding blindly for an escape
Wondering when the cycle will stop
Is today the day the dragon flies by?
Wild cats cross the path
Forming a triangle in the celestial dark
The bees sting and the dragon screams
Suffocating
The return of fairies, warning to wait
The time’s not now
Exhausted and frail
Hardly a breath, the dragon declares

I don’t belong to this wolf pack

The leaves on the trees whisper
“Not when you think it is time”
Too much noise in the wilderness
Crazy thoughts yearning
Dragon’s sanity fading

Wake up; You’d tell me
Get up.  You’re lazy
Stupid, don’t you get it
Stupid
_stop it
Stupid…
_I’m tired!

With one breath of fire
The dragon shed the air
Only the brave could bare
Fear and fearless, joining together
Why control a life?
Why dictate a dragon’s path?

All these years you filled me with insults and tears
Called me ruthless and fierce
But you were the one who lied and denied
No trust remained.  Never grew on empty vain
Two worlds trapped in isolation

You tell a dragon to go slow
You say “No”
What for?
Fire burning hot
Now it’s your turn to hide
A desire running deeper than a river
The sun beaming
Wings unwrapping
Flying out of the cave
Into an enchanting forest
Flying over the tree tops
Wearing nothing of gold
Not to attract the beasts
Reaching over for a blade
How would a blade be of any help
If a dragon’s breath can put me out in flames
Standing over me with grand wings
Lifting and caressing me
Like a spear, holding me near
Flying above the ground
Over a mountain top
Resting at the peak in the clouds
The dragon smiles, and softly whispers
“Do not fear my child.  I am here to grant you your wish.”
A return of fire, once lost along the way
I turned to face the dragon
Alas, the gods have heard the cries
A few bruises along the way
But no longer a slave.

February 11, 2013

6 Days Left To Enter! 7 Entries So Far! “There Be Dragons Here” Writing Contest

by darkjade68

Red_Dragon_by_igorvet 26 Days Left To Enter! 7 Entries So Far! “There Be Dragons Here” Writing Contest

4 Days In, and 6 Days to Go! Be Sure To Get Your Entry In for our Dragon Theme Writing Contest, “There Be Dragons Here”!

The Rules Can Be Found Here – Rules

The Award Badges Can Be Seen Here – Badges

The Entries Can Be Seen Here;

Entry 1

Entry 2

Entry 3

Entry 4

Entry 5

Entry 6

Entry 7

All Of Our Update Posts Can be found on the “There Be Dragons Here” Writing Contest Page Here

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Thanks!

DarkJade-

 

February 11, 2013

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

by darkjade68

inspiring1Very Inspiring Blogger Award

First of all, I’d like to Thank Mathew D. Ryan @ A Toast To Dragons for Nominating “Legends Undying” for this Award.

It is much Appreciated.

 

 

 

 

The Rules of the Award are as follows:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and link to them.
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

Being that this is a Collaborative Site, I will List 7 things about our Site, instead of 7 things about Myself.

Also, once again, being that it is a Collaborative Site, we don’t actually pass on Awards.

7 Things About This Site;

1) Originally it was called “The Dark Globe”, and consisted of both Writers, and Photographers alike. In fact we had 15 Contributing Artists, who did a Brilliant Job. Due to time constraints, I brought “The Dark Globe” to a halt, but then a week later changed the Format of the Site to a Writer’s Story Showcase Site. Later I added our Sunday Posts, which are kind of like a Mini Version of “The Dark Globe”. Or as I like to think of it, it’s kind of like Reading The Sunday Paper, which has all Variety of things within it. In addition, Thursdays have become sort of a Random Posting Day.

2) We’ve had over 121,000 Views on the Site, from 187 different Countries since it’s Inception in October, 2011.

3) We’ve had an Outstanding Artists Awards, a Photography Competition, and are currently on our 2nd Writing Contest, including both “The Dark Globe”, and “Legends Undying”.

4) Lorna, one of our Sunday Writers, has been Freshly Pressed… As well as Kirsty, who was one of our “The Dark Globe” Assistant Editors + Senior Photgraphers.

5) We currently have 5 Weekly Story Writers (Including Myself), 4 Regular Sunday Writers (Also Including Myself), and 2 Backup Writers (Including Myself, Lol). For a total of 9 Site Writers.

6) Our Staff of Writers are both Passionate about what they do, and also Extremely Professional/Good Communicators. Ok so I’m sneaking in a Compliment of our Writers with this one, but they Truly Deserve it, as they’ve helped to make the Transition from “The Dark Globe”, to “The Legends Undying” pretty seamless.

7) Lorna Self Published Her First Book This Year, I Self Published My First and Second Books last year, and will be Self Publishing my Third in Feb, or March. Terrii is also working towards Publishing, or Self Publishing her First Book. I’m not too sure about the others, but I’m sure they’ll let me know, and I shall simply update this Post, Lol Oh wait, Shannon is working on her First Book as well.

Thanks again Mathew for Nominating The “Legends Undying” Crew

We Truly Appreciate it

DarkJade-