Tag Archives: Dragons

St George’s Shield

Caught up with the kites around me
Winds taking us through the light blue skies
All for me to wonder is laid out below
The clouds billow and stretch before my eyes

Children dream with dragons flying up high
With St George’s shield deflecting their flames
Down drafts thrust the kites to the earth
The crosses crippled down with heaven’s blame

Parents stroke their children’s hair and blot tears
Hoping more time would make them all right
Burnt edges angry now from lightning
Crosses twisting wildly now in the night

Writing away with the wind and rain
Caught up as the twisting crosses fly
Parents and children scatter below
Dark clouds swirl; stretch angry threats from the sky

© 2012 Michael Yost 06/11

Rage Doesn’t Slay Dragons*

Rage tries to slay dragons that hurt our dearly loved
I didn’t know how at first to show love from above
Loving from a distance knowing not how to say
That I care for them and that there’s a better way

I first see a problem that will hurt them for sure
Letting it build up high thinking its more mature
Allowing a mistake to run it’s full lengths course
Anguish taking over leaves me with remorse

They still don’t take action my rage bubbles over
Acting without thinking first I reacted too eager
The wall between us now would be so hard to break
Words sear like dragon’s breath be quiet for heaven’s sake

© 2011 Michael Yost

* A friend’s dilemma