Saturday, September 26, 2009

Raven's Challenge 82

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
This Week's Ten Word Challenge will be:Tibetan sky, symbols, won’t you come home Bill Baily, shadow figures, brain cortex, practice makes perfect, life, start of school, lavender, chow down

And for the mini: mental hospital, falling leaves, apple cider, packing crates, clues

A Mega Challenge
Crazy Thoughts

Won’t you come home Bill Baily
That stupid song played daily
He was painting a Tibetan sky
Never ever sure as to why
Symbols danced in his head
Lavender never ever red
Apple cider and packing crates
Two pair of boys ice skates
Shadow figures in falling leaves
DaVinci code clues from thieves
Chow down he has to eat
Then the process repeat
Paint it all over again and again
Practice makes perfect my friend
Brain cortex hurt at start of school
Life in mental hospital so cool.

The Ten Word Challenge
Dragon Mental Care

It’s time to tell you a bit more about us dragons. We bet you didn’t know we have our own mental hospital. It is located in Tibet under a beautiful Tibetan sky filled with symbols of peace and tranquility. Here there are dragons whose brain cortex was injured in the human dragon wars for the most part. There are a few who shredded brain tissue flying to close to jet planes. Our resident psychologist does the best she can like matching dragons to room colors. It seems that brain damaged dragons like lavender best of all.
But brain damage is brain damage and the results are often weird. One old dragon goes around all day swatting at shadow figures that he says won’t stop singing “ Won’t you come home Bill Bailey”. You have to stay out of his way because he swats hard. Of course he has had lots of practice and practice makes perfect.
Life here at Dragon Rest is very peaceful. There is none of that start of school nonsense that some places have. We know they can’t be taught. We just want them to be as happy as possible.
We make chow down or meals the best part of the day. They are served special dragon treats like frogs stewed in peanut butter , spiders boiled in apple cider, and , of course, whole American buffaloes . We dragons do care for our own.

The Mini Challenge- Magic to Magic

The High Dragon Council met in a back room of the Dragon Rest Mental Hospital. Each dragon had been served a plate of spiders boiled in apple cider and a jug of special apple cider as well.
The plates were seated neatly on the packing crates in front of each dragon. It was an urgent meeting as secret agent " Falling Leaves" had reported that there were clues leading one to believe that Phrog and company were calling in the magicians. This was not good news as it meant that sheer force would not return their shrine. Now it would be dragon magic against the stupid magic of the Order of the Salamanders. That could get really messy. Humans could get hurt. This was not a good thing.
Perhaps, we need to try diplomacy and find some way to share the shrine.


  1. Oh hey, was it one of you dragons that left the peanut butter and turtle sandwich in my fridge? That was very nice of you, but humans find the shells too tough to eat.

  2. So nice to know that the dragons take care of these impaired ones. If they need books they can ask for a donation after our book sale ...

  3. Top-of-the-range poem as always. These new developments twixt the Dragons and Salamanders are alarming, let's hope peace can be maintained. sharing the shrine sounds like a plan. Maybe frogs in peanut butter would not be a good menu choice at the peace talks luncheon (Phrog might get the wrong idea).

  4. Well done my friend. You are just so good at this regardless of what you eat LOL

  5. ahhh.. dragons.. dragons!...
    Such poetic reptilians...
    I think your wordzzle skills are just brillianz!..
    a dragons mental hospital?..
    I got to get me in there! :-D

  6. Tibet sounds just the place for mentally tired dragons, and poetry seems to be an excellent therapy for you...

  7. Well, I just loved all three this week. Wonderful poem. Fascinating story of the dragon mental hospital... and I'm glad that the dragons are looking to negotiate instead of go to war. I am fond of both sides in this conflict and hope you will become friends instead of enemies.

  8. I liked the poem about the person in the mental hospital. It was fast and funny. I found the story about the dragon history very interesting. Dragons definitely have interesting food, too. In the mini story, it is good that the dragons and the salamanders might have talks. I'm not sure that the mental hospital is the best place for dragons to make decisions, though.

    Stephen from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

  9. Wow, those dragons do take care of each other, don't they? To think they have their own mental hospitals with lavender rooms.

    My Wordzzle is HERE.