Smaug from The Hobbit

Red wings

Golden scales

Breath of death

Claws that rend

A gruesome sight

Eating everything it sees

Blackened sky

Caused by the smoke

From deep within

The belly of the beast

It still hungers

Ever lingers

Like a ghost that’s trapped on Earth

The dragon lives forever


This was a simple I did in Israel to prove I was a fantasy author and not just a moody teenager.  I had written a similar poem in high school for a poetry club, which led to my frustration.  At the time, I didn’t like it when people read too far into my poetry.  It was a dragon and nothing more.  Now, I’m over that issue.  Still, it is a dragon and nothing more to me.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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11 Responses to Dragon

  1. llamadean says:

    I’m so glad you said that! That its a dragon and nothing more. School ruined poetry for me! But I’m getting back into the swing of it! 🙂


  2. I Love it!…
    And you are a Lucky man it is just a dragon and nothing else to you
    because in Me …it A Dragon!… a Real One, a Dangerous One
    that has nothing to do with fiction novels but made of my Flesh and Blood!
    And that s why i Love it, i hate it, i fear it, i am awed by It.

    Let your Readers to see and feel it as it is for them


  3. ioniamartin says:

    Love them dragons!


  4. Sahm King says:

    Dragons. I love dragons.


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