Saturday, September 19, 2009

Raven's Challenge 81

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be: dangerous, engine, sullenly, bespoke, evergreen, bauble, medicine, freight, destined, tinsel

And for the mini: carbon, feelers, outright, ballet, fizzing

A Mega Challenge

An old word better forgoten
Bespoke software made for you
Now suits can be bespoke too
Dangerous this word to use
Destined for outright abuse
Can there be bespoke freight?
Sullenly I contemplate
A bespoke engine free of gas
Evergreen help in its class
Fizzing medicine now bespoke
Makes us well ,that’s no joke
Bespoke baubles in lady’s wear
Carbon feelers hanging there
Bespoke tinsel for your tree
A bespoke ballet for you to see
An old word come back to life
In my poor head causes strife

The Ten Word Challenge
A Dragon Adventure

Once upon a time deep in the evergreen forest there lived a very dangerous dragon who would fly out to the nearest human freight station and steal precious baubles. The owner of the station saw his profit being destroyed and was afraid his lifestyle of bespoke suits, fancy cars with big engines, and trips to Tinsel Town would end. So he sullenly swore that the dangerous dragon was destined to die at his hand. He was so determined to carry out his threat that he went to an auction of items from a twelfth century castle and bid on what the auctioneer said was rumored to be the last of the great dragon slayer swords. The sword was supposed to have been given magic powers by the greatest magician of the time.
The owner then had his guard put on a suit of armor and stand on the loading dock with the sword in hand every evening. The dangerous dragon feeling the magic and seeing the guard never returned. The guard and his sword soon became the symbol for the company which changed its name to Knight of the Road Freight. The owner so wanted to kill the dragon and was so disappointed in his failure to do so that he became sick and needed expensive medicine just to survive.
The good news is that the dangerous dragon now gets his baubles from HSN on television.


  1. I am glad the dragon has refomed from stealing, but I am very disappointed in the man who wanted to kill such a glorious creature.

  2. Not the dragons...boy there seems to be a killing spree going on

  3. Are dragons related to magpies? Shiny things attract them? That man was so unreasonable!

  4. I loved the poem - always a treat! So there is a use for HSN after all - to allow dragons to get their shiny without upsetting anyone, genius!

  5. I had a tough time with bespoke too. I agree with your poem. Loved the story of the merchant and the dangerous dragon! Well done.

  6. I liked the story best, though the poem was also good. In the story, I think both the dangerous dragon and the company won. The dragon is still getting the baubles it wants, and the company has a nice new logo and name. The owner seems to have suffered a little bad karma, though.

    Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

  7. That's one mightly smart dragon. I didn't know dragons had TV, money, or phones to call HSN.

  8. There should be more dragons on telly - is this speciesist that they don't?

    Like they only ever put the blind correspondent on when there's news about the blind - is this true about dragons: do we have to wait for dragon news for a dragon news presenter to be on telly. No fair

  9. Good poem and always a treat to learn more about dragon life...