Poetry Day: Dungeon Crawlers

Legend of Zelda

(I’ve played so many D&D games that involved dungeon crawling.  Shouldn’t be a surprise since it’s in the title.  The reasons always differed, but we always found our way into some kind of dungeon.)

In search of fame and fortune

They delve into the darkest holes

Magic torchlight licking skulls

Of those that failed to live

Dust and dirt stuck to the floor

Held fast by long-dried blood

Creatures scurry within the gloom

Harmless scavengers awaiting death

And fearsome beasts of hell

They rest and wait for greedy guests

Listening for the sounds of traps

Reset by the screams of death

All to find the ancient trove

Filled with coins and jewels

And magic tools long lost to man

These adventurers enter into darkness

To claim the blinding treasure

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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9 Responses to Poetry Day: Dungeon Crawlers

  1. L. Marie says:

    A very apt description of a very fun aspect of so many games! Breath of the Wild 2 should have plenty!


  2. Terrific poem, Charles. Great images.


  3. Don’t forget to loot the room!


  4. V.M.Sang says:

    Wonderful poem redolent of danger and fear. You capture the sense beautifully.


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