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Author Name: Freepaulfclayton 2 Comments
Date Added: April 18, 2011 14:04:10 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The stone Basilisk
In the centre of the ruins
A carved stone creature stands
His mighty beak is open
As are the talons on his hands

The muscles on his chest are taut
His wings spread on his back
His legs are so positioned
As if ready for attack

He stands upon a pedestal
Struggling with the clinging vine
A witness to civilisation gone
He has withstood the test of time

His stare is across the ruins
Toward an ancient obelisk
Which somehow might be linked
To the mighty basilisk

If the basilisk could talk
What tales he could tell
Of generations of mortals
And of how the city fell
Author's Notes:
The basilisk of English Heritage circa 1400AD
In more recent tales the basilisk had developed eight legs with razor sharp talons making him even more fearsome
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Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on April 18, 2011 04:05:53 PM Report

Paul:  I like this.  You should expand the story.


Lady Dragonwyck

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on April 18, 2011 03:52:23 PM Report

Another well written poem..... YOu express very well....

Always ~ She Whispers


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