The Dragon in The Tree

There is a dragon in my tree

I found it just today

It’s been lingering there for generations

Subliminally, controlling my life, I’d say. 



It danced within my dreams

And haunted my ancestors of old

It created some battlefields

Thriving when we were brazenly bold


It dined on our fruits of discord

It devoured the meat off the bone

It smoked an elegant cigarette

 While sitting on my father’s thrown


The dragon stole our family love

It burned away bonding ties

Gulping down any charity

Our humanity left in lies




The dragon wears a mask

Pretending to be a friend

Dressed in a cloak of disguise

Smirking behind all chagrin


The day you discover the dragon

because it’s already found you

A sword you will need to don

All fondness dies when it’s slew




There’s a dragon over your bed

It came while innocent slept

It played in your fairy tales

It departs when you’ve finally met


Bravely casting the beast down

Tis’ the hardest task to do

But, playing with wild demon dragons

Costs, perhaps, the bonnie, likes of you