Now hear  ye, in my Dragon post
I fain would gather votes the most,
Let me remind thee: I’m a mage;
Thou would’st not see me in a rage?

Or yet, annoy my flaming friend,
Who  might then fry thee up thine end,
And when thou’d turned a tasteful black
Wouldst crunch thee up for morning snack?

So sally ye forth  thither, then,
Rememb’ring I am number ten,
And if ye magicke therein see,
Pray cast an  email vote for me …

Or I may’st steal away thy souls,
And make thy socks go full of holes,
And change thy morning coffee to
A frogspawn, snail-slimed, hellish brew,

And organise a maggot crew,
Thy entrails, while alive, to chew,
And clog thy arteries with glue –
Pray that my meaning cometh through? 

Assuredly the day shalt rue
Should thee not this, thy duty, do,
Supporting me by choosing true –
The ‘ ten’ remaineth vital clue!

And even though it gets thy goat,
It needful is for a re-vote,
Thus, though thou put one in before
Do it again, or it won’t score!

© February 2013 Colonialist (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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  1. You got my vote. You are very persuasive! 🙂 I really hope you come out on top!


  2. The Asian says:

    Sorry, dear mage but I do not understandeth when you speaketh in Shakespearean 😉


  3. adinparadise says:

    I don’t drink coffee or wear socks, but You still scared me into popping over to vote for you. 😯


  4. Righty ho then. Off I go. I wouldn’t like to be fried up mine end.


  5. Tammy says:

    First visit and couldn’t quite figure out the vote thing – sorry.


    • colonialist says:

      Good to see you!
      Clicking on the ‘thither’ should take you to a post where there are four finalists in a dragon story writing contest. Clicking on their numbers enables one to read them. Then an email is sent to the designated address to vote for the one you like the most.


  6. kragenhai says:

    * Hmm. Promises, promises, nothing but promises! Not an idle threat amongst that lot.*


  7. For fear of being crunched, I have gone back and voted again. I approve substantially of your subtlety! Definitely the way to go. Throw in guilt, fear and any other form of bribery you can think of 😀


  8. newsferret says:

    I read this through
    and thought let a second vote do,
    Went to the link and what stink
    The ballot paper is on the blink!


  9. 68ghia says:

    I can see you’re a very shy person Col. Not one given to flights of fancy so to speak…
    Warning duly noted 😉


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