What Is The Dragon?

Goat

By H.G. Warrender

Red Wing Of Cloud

The dragon is not green or red
And is not clothed with scales
It has no treasures for a bed
Nor wings, or claws, or tails

It is not in a single skin
But spreads out all around
For many bodies, deep within,
The dragon can be found

The dragon’s never touched or seen
It’s roars no one can hear
It has not eyes all cold and mean
The dragon’s an idea

Ideas take root in people’s hearts
And roots spread, story tells
The dragon ruins, but in part
We chose it for ourselves.


I wrote “What is the Dragon?” to capture an idea that is well-recognized and put it in a culturally relevant spin that leaves the reader somewhat surprised.

Goat

Written by

Goat

Making Magic…Enjoy The Scene & Heard https://medium.com/the-scene-heard

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch
Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore
Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade