A dragon rests within my heart,
Scales of glittering jade
Sleeping, softly without a sound
Within my heart a cave.
And when my life falls around me like rain
And the enemy draws near
A blackness swells within me
And the dragon starts to appear.
Even as it sleeps, it grows ever larger
Feeding on my troubled thoughts
It turns my soul against me,
And leaves me in a pool of tears
Then from the cavern of my heart
The dragon starts to stir
Searching me, consuming me
Thriving on my fears
And when I awake, I find
that I am in the dragon's heart and it rages outside
Its eyes, globes of fire
On its breath the smell of hate.
Surveying the world with a steely glance
Longing for the taste of sweet revenge
The dragon utters a piercing sound
As I weep my fearful tears
It demands to be fed-
fed on life, emotions, thoughts
Striking out with fiery breath
Incinerating those who draw near.
For this is the dragon inside us,
A ruthless timeless foe.
Leaving its victims surrounded
In a pool of salty sorrow
It is of no use to attack it,
It swells even bigger then,
Its impossible to tamper with its power,
For some day, the dragon will be fed.