Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday Scribblings - Dragon

The dragon
lying in wait
would not go down
easily in the dark
but he was struck first
and weakened
surprised at the
fierceness of their hearts
as he was slain
in the darkness
of his lair. Later
gutted and skinned
his flesh cut into pieces
and shared. Now the fire
is in us: we are the dragon, the dragon's
strength is ours; we will live, free of dependence.
No more pain,and falls and wheelchairs for
we are made whole in our feast.

15 cases of ALS are diagnosed a day and most live 2-4 years. No time to fight and voices too weak to be heard. Do you know ALS? Educate it forward to be their voices.


linda may said...

Clever girl. AND you keep fighting that Dragon, you are a legend subduing him for so long. Cool post.

Carina said...

I will hold a sword for you. We will all fight this one together.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I like the metaphor of eating the dragon to gain its strength.

Stay strong.

anthonynorth said...

Nicely done. Keep fighting.

Tabor said...

A very creative and unexpected post. You should put this on FB.

Lilibeth said...

A terrible dragon, to be sure. I feel that we will one day conquer him.

Forgetfulone said...

Excellent poem! And what a great analogy! Keep fighting! You are truly a warrior.

Old Egg said...

Determination is so important in fighting, especially when tackling a dragon that has worked his way inside us.

Another great post that brings home the message.

Annesphamily said...

My mom lost her younger sister to ALS. It can be so cruel. You are a miracle lady! I am going to enjoy visiting you and hope you will join me too.

Thanks and blessings to you and yours

Lucy said...

Did I ever tell you Tammy that my step dad had AlS??

You DO have the strength of that dragon baby.. keep on fighting the fight and educating it forward. I copied this to my blog to help convey the message.
big hugs xoxoxox

JP/deb said...

you've got the fire in your belly, girl. great poem!

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting your poem and for educating us and making us aware.

Well done.