Dragons This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Another night where I can't sleep,

The silence cold, the night is deep,

A pain burns inside my heart,

I don't know quite where to start,

Come now and I'll tell you a story,

Full of love and full of glory,

With far-off kingdoms, a sapphire sky,

Where magic rules and dragons fly.

It seems like such a long time ago,

Innocence is bliss, I suppose it's so,

When I knew these worlds did exist,

A fantasy land I could not resist,

And I would run and play outside,

Until one day a dragon died,

A little piece, it fell away,

As I went off to school that day.

Years go by to most unseen,

I don't know what my own words mean,

Friends replace friends, the world grows bright,

With opportunity, a new kind of sight,

But sometimes at night when I'm alone,

I escape to the dragons, the magic zone,

Although each day, one may die,

I still know where the dragons fly.

Now it seems the past is old,

Though I love life, something's cold,

It seems I've lost that magic gift,

Inside of me there is a rift,

I've been hurt by many, reality is so,

Where is the magic? I've lost the way to go,

So now I plainly ask,

Where are all the dragons?

And I thought I had truly lost the light,

Then a tiny voice came to me, out of the night,

"My dear friend, please do not cry,

All you need do is think, love and try."

I listened to these wise words and thought,

My world still exists, all is not for naught,

I closed my eyes and saw the sapphire sky,

The kingdoms, the magic, the dragons that fly,

I rode the white dragon across the land,

My vision clear, I could understand,

Sometimes love hurts or friends disagree,

But my world of magic would

always be waiting for me,

"No matter what happens!" I cried out to a star,

"Because I know where the dragons are."

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Lily">This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 8 at 8:30 am
i love this !
FyndFyre said...
May 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm


That's really cool.

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FyndFyre replied...
May 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm
I didn't know that you actually got stuff printed in the magazine!  REALLY COOL!  I hope our story gets into the magazine.
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