The Frog Pond
Glistening, gleaming waters calm,
Castles green of sparkling glass_
Shadows cast by swaying palms.
Green Knights strong and bold of caste,
Keeping watch both night and day.
Castle guards must never sleep,
Protecting those of weaker sway.
Dangers lurk in waters deep_
Attacking Dragon from the east_
Ravenously stalking with deadly intent_
Slithering slowly round the Keep.
Victim paralyzed, all courage spent_
Trapped within the mouth of doom,
Hope still lives in this young Prince.
Within his breast dreams still bloom_
Croaking out with last breath spent.
Knight of courage and renown,
Certain rescue to unfold_
Pulling tail of serpent down_
Bold young Knight of green and gold.
Saving Kingdom and the Prince_
Never seen the Dragon hence,
In this Kingdom of the Frog.
Copyright Elizabeth Melton Parsons
From my book Soaring Dreams ~ Daunting Reality