Wake the Dragon

Publish date: Mar 17, 1999
Tags: poetry archives

Therein lies
the slumbering beast;
To wake
or to die.

Wake the slumbering beast,
or let it lie,
Yet it will rise.

Wake the slumbering beast
of old’n yore,
of ancient speech,
and older way,
though none shall say.

Wake the slumbering beast
or let it lie?
Wake the slumbering beast
or let it lie.

Wake the slumbering beast
at your peril,

Let it lie
For lives untold.

Wake the slumbering beast
for you and I.
let it lie
at cost, Behold!

The ancient army,
this hidden king,
the thing unknown,
and the dragon,
ancient,
in his lair.

Wake the slumbering beast
and let it lie
that none should die.

Perran, Monday, March 17, 1999