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High atop a mountain in the pale moon light,
Sits a mystical creature of long ago flight
His eyes they glow an eerie red,
Two boney protrusions sticking up from his head

His tongue is split, like that of a snake.
Nostrils flare with every breath he takes.
The smell of sulfur permeates the air,
His senses heighten, he knows your there.

His ears are large with sharp pointed tips.
Razor sharp teeth, barely covered by lips
With scales on his neck, like a knights armor plates
He sits on his perch and patiently waits.

The scales on his back are a bluish green,
With the moonlights kiss, posse an iridescent sheen
His mighty wings tucked firmly by his side,
Outstretched to the heavens, the night air he rides

Four black talons adorn each of his feet,
Used for ripping or tearing, snap shut like a cleat
His long slender tail he uses like a rudder,
The sight of his approach causes many to shudder

He’ll take to the air with one mighty bound,
Leaving his perch without making a sound
Searching for something, some un-expecting prey
Soaring thru the night till the light of day

He’ll return to the lair, from which he left.
Slipping silently back into its darkened cleft,
He’ll spend his day tucked safely out of sight.
Waiting for the next moonlight flight

Steve E Poore
Aug 16th, 2007


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STEVE E. POORE


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The following comments are for ""Moonlight Flight" (inspired by "Windchime")"
by POISON9901

Moonlight Flight
No slayer will ever take this one from you.
As always thanks for the comment. Your giddyness about Merlins dragon was the whole inspiration for this poem, I thought about it and I relizied that I had never sat and wrote a poem about a single object, as in one. So off I went. Thanks to you.
Again thanks so much.
Poison

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: August 17, 2007 )

dragons and moonlight
Hey Poison! This moved very quickly, good rythme, good pace. Nicely done to keep the reader interested!
"he knows your there"... creepy good.

maybe a typo or two, like what is "posse"?

Nice to read you. Thanks for the dragon entertainment tonight, and YOU "keep on inking the pages"-
blessings-
Elizabeth

( Posted by: emaks [Member] On: August 17, 2007 )

"No slayers here"....
Thanks,,yes I missed that one. Its supposed to be posses,,,Sorry. It is nice to be back.
So many new faces and so little time to read them all,but I'm trying.
Thanks for the comment and as always, Thanks for the read
Poison

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: August 17, 2007 )





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