I wrote this for a picture contest over at YWP Nanowrimo
*Riding, riding, under a sunny sky
Rolling, rolling, under the now cloudy sky
Across the waves, with the fish
Off to places unknown
To grainy places you do not know
But don't be afraid, adventure awaits!
*Is that a castle, I see?
Are we going there?
Please, for I want an adventure!
*The rocky slope we ride across
Covered with train tracks
Could it be possible to fall off, in our makeshift cart, with its sail made of an old, torn bed sheet?
*The waves have grown! Look at them rise!
They sweep up the rails, almost to our cart!
Salty water stings my eyes, getting its taste in my mouth
What do the fish think of this water?
They must like it quite much.
*The castle has to be close, but I can't quite tell with this stormy sky
What will be in it?
Gold, you say
A princess to rescue?
A dragon to fight?
*Or nothing, perhaps nothing awaits us at the castle in the distance
Nothing accept empty halls
Ball rooms devoid of life
*Never mind that!
Were traveling to a land unknown, you say
And we all agree
*I want to rescue a princess!
And fight a dragon, then steal all of its gold!
*But first, let us get out of this torrential storm that has so rudely slowed our progress
We ride and ride, into the distance, out of the storm
We all cheer
The castle is so near, sitting quaint under a sunny sky
*And it is, I can see it so close now
It has walls of gold and silver
With windows of stained glass
I see a princess in one window, a dragon sleeping in the courtyard
Sitting on a turret, balanced on one paw, I see a snowy wolf, made of marble
*Our adventure has been found!
We boys that have lived on a farm our whole lives; we found our adventure!
Goodbye days of mucking stables and morning chores
For we are rich!
*And the railway that brought us hear, on our makeshift cart
It's disappeared now, and the castle!
Where is our castle?
*I see the snowy wolf
He's waving goodbye
*The bed sheet that made the sail of our cart is wrapped around me
I am home, our castle just a dream
Our cart, nothing
Our adventure, nonexistant
*What will happen to the princess?
Will the dragon get her?
Where is my snowy wolf?
*My princess, I will rescue you from the dragon another night, another dream
Shall the wolf come help me?