Dragon Father Wakens


A righteous rage bursts forth; a mighty roar
Too long coiled within its egg incubating
Sets the skies alight with livid lightning:
“No! No more! Dragon seed, prepare for war!”
A vile canker festers from shore to shore;
Views land, people just there for ravishing
Yet no amount of pillaging and killing
Can ever quench that bellowing greedy maw.

Leaves sore ears ringing, deaf to all reasoning.
Comes now a settling of accounts: a day of reckoning.
For Mother Earth has suffered for too long.
Her newly risen son sings the dragon song.
His voice rings out from shore to sea-swept shore:
“No! No more! Dragon seed, prepare for war!”

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on May 11, 2017, in Sonnet and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Powerful!! I feel it coming too. We’re in the midst of transition which will hopefully leave us in a state where we begin again. From scratch. Great poem, mightily penned, Ben.

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    • Could be the stone age, the way things are going. 😦 Thanks for the kind words. It was inspired as a response to Tom Davis’ sonnet “In the Time of the Black Snake”. I know you’ve seen that as I saw your comment there.

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      • I sort of figured it wasn’t just a coincidence. 😊 Was in his blog again yesterday to reply to his comment and of course saw your poem there as well. I enjoyed his enthusiastic response to it. ☺ You both done good!

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      • That’s the original version before I made a few revisions. Comparison of the two allows a peek into my process,but I’m sure you have better things to do with your time, Betty. 🙂

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      • When I get a chance that’d be interesting. Or maybe it’s better to maintain the mystique. 😉 The creative process is fascinating though. Even most of my reposts are revisions. It never seems to stop.

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      • I doubt you’d discover much of major worth, just the odd “I wonder why he changed ‘that’ to ‘that’. There might be better ways of using your time. 🙂

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