Lizard Dreams

Never disrupt the dragons,
The dragons with their purple-smoke-breath,
Which rolls out of their mouths as they roar with laughter,
Tickling the hearts of all who are near,
And making them believe that the dragons are happy,

Never disrupt the dragons,
The dragons with their sparkle-and-shine scales,
Scrubbed clean until they resemble tiny mirrors,
Reflecting the dull surface of everyone near,
And making them believe that the dragons are beautiful,

Never disrupt the dragons,
The dragons with their nice-to-meet-you smiles,
Which crack open like eggshells as they examine newcomers,
Warming the hearts of all who are near,
And making them believe that the dragons are kind,

Never disrupt the dragons,
The dragons encased within a layer of hard-as-rock shell,
For if you do their shell just might crack,
And all those glorious tricks are revealed to the minds of everyone near,
Letting them see that the dragons are fake,

Never disrupt the dragons,
The dragons who work so hard to be happy-beautiful-kind,
But alas are revealed by those who see into their hearts,
Discovering nothing more than just a silly-lizard-dreamer,
Alas, the only thing there all along.





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BoosflashThis 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 7:47 pm
This is genius captain. you really did your dance. 5 stars.
 
xovanillatwilightxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm
thank you so much =]
 
rubber_ducky said...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 10:01 pm
um hi this is really good write some more okay bye
 
xovanillatwilightxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm
Haha thank you! =]
 
CoLdEsT_NiGhTs said...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 7:09 pm
i cannot believe no one has commented on this poem! i LOVE it!!!! the "never disrupt the dragons" repetition is genius. the description is crystal clear and i see everything in my head. at first i didnt know what to expect by the title, but now this is one of my favorites. NEVER STOP WRITING!!!
 
xovanillatwilightxo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm
Aww thank you that means alot ! =]
 
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