LO (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

! Night Dragons

They creep into your consciousness
And rearrange your dreams,
They banish your self confidence
And blight your thoughts, it seems;
Give birth to insecurities,
They undermine your goals,
They show up in the dead of night
Intent to steal your soul;

These fiends are non selective,
Their targets all fair game -
It doesn't matter who you are
They'll find you just the same;
There is no self protection,
Nowhere to run and hide,
They burrow deep within your mind -
Disintegrate your pride;

These masters of disaster,
We all know who they are -
They live inside the looking glass
And stare back from afar;
Stand strong in your convictions,
Speak out for what is right -
Prepare to slay the dragons
That stalk you in the night.


2/27/2009

by Linda Ori

Comments (5)

i d say the best way to defeat this dragon is to look at the world with love! ! ! ! ! Up to now i've read your beautiful colorful ones, but this one has that dark element in it... great write indeed! ! ! well it is good, but defeating these dragons are easier said than done though! ! ! 10+++ with lots of love shan
I like your style, Linda and I like this poem.
Linda This is wonderful. As you know, I'm a sucker for a good rhyme. This poem is meaningful and analytical. The night dragons of nightmares and fading self confidence Into my favourites list Steve
These masters of disaster, We all know who they are - They live inside the looking glass And stare back from afar; Stand strong in your convictions, Speak out for what is right - Prepare to slay the dragons That stalk you in the night Beautiful lines, perhaps our own fantoms of imagination weaknening our will power. CP
Spectacularly witty! Loved the first four lines and.... the entire poem. Another superbly crafted work Linda.