Faye Sizemore

THE DRAGON’S BRIDE

Gather around me… friends… today
Let us be together and pass the time away
My son has gone off now… to war…
following the footsteps of his father before
Yes… for this family… war is a concern
Help me pass the time… until his return
It will be many days until he is back here
Stay with me friends… please… linger near…
Help me to don my armor against fear
… Help me dress as if for a bridegroom
… I shiver… there is a chill enters the room
Dispel… dispel… the memory of foreboding doom
Stay… stay… friends… stand your guard at my door
There is a dragon who will not be turned down
No use… no use to fight… donning my white gown
and my black veil… like long before…
just bride again… at the ceremony of war…