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True story!

Top of an ivory tower
The sweet princess with golden eyes
Sings with a  nice crystalline voice
Some gentle romantic threnodies
Dreaming about her charming prince

A nice spring day, when life exults
A prince passes near the princess
And hearing the melodious voice
Immediately he falls in love
And moves towards the high tower

On a rocky peak facing her
A dragon in love  is watchful
Scenting the danger to his sweet
In three moves of wings and a dive
He is faced to the handsome hunk

The valorous hot-blooded prince
Listening only his courage
Leaps forward, brandishing his sword
To hit the beast between his eyes
But the blade slides over a scale.

The handsome prince falls to the ground
The dragon in a few seconds
Turns the prince in a human torch
And angry because its scale striped
Does the same thing to the princess

This sad story has a moral:
Leave the lovely dragons alone
Especially for a princess
Who, after having ruined you
Will take your horse and your castle.
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Adrian Hori More than 1 year ago
Reminds me more of " I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings " than a fairy tale.
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak More than 1 year ago
Nice thought..............well done...........
Joey Jones More than 1 year ago
Oh those damn princesses and their dragons. They have been the bane to many of bold knights. I enjoyed this Mathilde!
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Joey :)
mia b More than 1 year ago
I love the sweetness and then the cynical humor. This is wonderful and archetypal within it's fairytale roots. This story needs a campfire circle audience.
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you for your nice review :)
clifton redmond More than 1 year ago
love it mathilde, fantastic piece you are a wonderful talented poetess
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Clifton, you always make so heartwarming reviews :)
Zack Powell More than 1 year ago
I think the thing that I laughed the most at was the fact that after reading this, I looked back at the title of the piece. "True Story", LOL! I'm sure that probably did happen a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Maybe the Medieval ages or something. Very nice fairy-tale feel to it, although it certainly didn't end in happily ever after! Although, even that is rectified by the moral at the end of the story. In short, hilarious poem and a great job, Mathilde!
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Zack. You always take so much time to review the poems, it is is very kind from you.
Sandra Meadows More than 1 year ago
Kudos!
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Sandra :)
Gabriel Mican More than 1 year ago
Lovely poem Mathilde
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Gabriel :)
The Pinocchiø Poet More than 1 year ago
Very nicely penned, very good story line. Love this poem!
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much :)
tony right More than 1 year ago
what a tale...a fun read and very enjoyable...written with a narrative voice...and in the end no body won...the dragon now is all alone...
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Tony, I am happy that you enjoyed it.
Adrian Hori More than 1 year ago
The princess should just be quiet and submit to the dragon? No life. No choice. That tuely is the way it is. Survival of the fittest. Bummer!
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Adrian :)
tj hatton More than 1 year ago
A poem with a message
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much TJ :)
Ashok Babu More than 1 year ago
creative work...awesome mathilde! pls visit http://www.poetry.com/poems/569652-What-has-gone-wrong-
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you so much Ashok. I will visite.
Dema Al-Obaidy More than 1 year ago
Wonderful poem...really enjoyed it :)
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Dema :)
Peter J Brown More than 1 year ago
A fairy tale with a twist. Very well written again Mathilde :) Please read and review my latest post, it too is a true story: http://poetry.com/poems/569612-Morbid-Fascination-
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much. I will review :)
Asim Nehal More than 1 year ago
Very crafty story with profound morals/ lesson to learn.Well done
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you Asim. I am glad that you like it :)
Divya Nishant Ranote More than 1 year ago
what a style........
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Divya :)
Christina Peskowa More than 1 year ago
it's amazing......
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Christina :)
Khalil Goddard More than 1 year ago
It is funny and a good read. I love the final stanza offering a moral. We must all beware of princesses! Very well done Mathilde.
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Khalil. I am happy that you find it fun, I started to wonder if I had not eaten a rotten clown.
Khalil Goddard More than 1 year ago
What?
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
hmmm I guess it is only a french expression so. If you make mediocre humour, people ask you if you ate a clown... a rotten clown if humour is reall bad.
Khalil Goddard More than 1 year ago
The humour is good in this poem. It is French humour and best appreciated by those of a cultured disposition!
Simon Elliott More than 1 year ago
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Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much Simon. I will try, I I overcome my apprehenson of facebook :)
N Lutheran More than 1 year ago
Good job!
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much :)
Deepak Sahu More than 1 year ago
Good poem.
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you :)
Tasruzzaman Babu More than 1 year ago
very good
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you very much.
Tejinder Singh More than 1 year ago
Did not understand the last 2 lines. If the princess was torched like the prince then how can she take the horse & castle?
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
It is an alternative about what would happen if the prince had kill the dragon. An alternative also tho they got married and had many kids. The princess kept in this tower for some reasons has good chances to be emotionaly unstable. Charming princes should rather choose humble poetress than lunatic princesses. But taht is another story :)
Tajudeen Shah More than 1 year ago
yes, it reminded me of many literary things. especially the Lochinvar of Walter Scott. now, when started reading, felt like it would extend to an old romantic ballad. but, the curse was abrupt and cut off all the stings of curiosity and charm. still, the attempt , language and theme is good. in poesy, i dont think it is needed to describe the moral. leaves other readers and the author . good work. i liked it.
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Thank you for the nice review :)
Siddharth Singh More than 1 year ago
I guess the dragon was in love with the princess and to get her that handsome hunk needed to fight the dragon?
Mathilde Dumas More than 1 year ago
Yes that's right. Thank you Sid :)
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