‘I thought I saw a dragon fly
Out near the woods today,
Which is the strongest reason why
You need to keep away!’
Her warning seemed a silly thing:
‘Such insects do not scare
When on the ground, or on the wing,’
Is what he did declare.
So to the woods he did proceed
Without the slightest pause,
It was an awful shock, indeed,
When he got seized by claws.
It shows that one should always be
On lookout for a space
Between two words, so one may see
What really can take place.
This ditty should have ended thus,
But adds the reason why
To finish off without such fuss
Makes what you’d drag on fly.
© Colonialist February 2014 (WordPress)
(Dragon illustrations by Amanda Fieldgate, as appearing in ‘Immy’)