Sleeping with Dragons

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Sleeping with Dragons

No forked tongue,

Only the truth.

I slept with dragons

In my youth.

 

Lust and Ladies,

Along with booze,

Their fiery breaths

Bade me to choose.

 

Now, the end is near,

And I seek redemption.

Hot dragons whisper

Harshly, ‘No exemption’.

 

Flashing before me in

Giant reptilian themes,

I toss on a rumpled bed

Of ignominious dreams.

 

So, brothers of the bond,

Hearken to my broken life.

Seek love and nobility

In the arms of your wife.

 

Avoid the paths before you

That lead to Dragon caves

And sleep not with them

To reach dishonored graves.

 

Billy Ray Chitwood – February 17, 2017

 

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http://billyraychitwood.com

 

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2 thoughts on “Sleeping with Dragons

  1. OMG, yes, Bill! The follies of our youth, indeed. Great poetry. Really resonates with me. I struggle to reconcile the so-called follies of my youth with my neuroticism. Which is which? My former peers—who are neither writers nor psychologists—seem blithely untroubled. Thanks, Bill.

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