Saturday, November 21, 2009

Raven's Challenge 90

It is Saturday and time to play with words supplied by Raven's Wordzzle
Words for this week's 10-word challenge are: love is a many splendored thing, trucks, inspector, symbols, rising, organic, liberation, costly, smug, naughty And for the mini: the nature of the beast, identical, charcoal, braggart, vacation

A Mega Challenge
Vacation Love

Love is a many splendored thing
Tis a beautiful song to sing
Symbols rising in the air
Organic, naughty we don’t care
Vacation liberation for the young
Promises from the braggart’s tongue
Prove costly when home they go
The nature of the beast you know
An inspector to check our truck
But none to check our love luck
All that’s left of the smug young man
Identical charcoal pictures in the van

The Ten Word Challenge
A Dragon Love Story

A long long time ago before The Great Organic Liberation took place and when there were no trucks or inspectors or humans, for that matter. dragons like people today suffered from the costly romance virus.
We had songs like “ Love is a many splendored thing” but of course in Dragonesse. We had our naughty symbols drawn on cave walls. Smug young dragons stole off together because they felt the rising they called love.
From that time comes the greatest dragon love story of all, the story of Jack and Tilda.
Jack and Tilda literally ran into each other when they were learning to fly and it was love at first bump. In their heads the heavens opened and fireworks went off and they knew they were destined to be together for eternity. But their parents were old school dragons and had already picked life mates for them and so they refused to let them even visit with one another.
Thus it came to pass that one day they snuck off together to a hidden cave. There they promised to belong to each other in the next world since they couldn't belong in this one. Having made promises they rose high into the sky carried by the rising thermals from the local volcano. Then they joined wings and singing our greatest love song to each other loud enough to be heard by all the dragons they plunged into the volcano below. They were never seen again.
Their story has been told and retold down through the ages. No we use it to prove how costly romance is. Someday you humans will learn that lesson.


  1. I love your dragon history lessons. I also knew romantic love was a virus.

    Silly Saturday #7 - Charm or Chores?

  2. Ah I knew there must be something like that long before Romeo and Juliet!
    "love at first bump" - love it...

  3. What a tragic but beautiful love story! Well done, dragons.

  4. Wht a wonderful love story. I love it...pardon the pun and yes we humans could learn a thing or two from you smart Dragons :)

  5. "No[w] we use it to prove how costly romance is. Someday you humans will learn that lesson."

    So does that mean dragons are no longer romantic because of the cost involved? Que triste!

  6. Oh such a tragic love story - it brought a tear to my eyes!

    I love reading Dragon history.

    Great Poem this week Fandango. :)