Once Upon a Poem

Once Upon a Poem:

a backlit town

the story place

a girl with shame

upon her face


lost from her journey

off sunlight roads

the daughter hid

to bear her load


her scars were proof

of a dragon's wrath

the very one

took from her path


she dreamed to fly

another world

to drift or conquer

destinies swirled


so while tending

to her wounds

the dragon girl sat

her life consumed


for to break

the spell of dead towns

she had to travel

to the world unbound


to break the barrier 

was her true test

for whom else could save her

but the best


with her tattered wings

and beating heart

the dragon girl fought

for her own fresh start



Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741