Fearing Dragons

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There was a time when people believed

Dragons roamed the earth…

Breathing fire and reeking havoc

Might they remember dinosaurs of a different era

Or Alligators lurking in swamps // waiting

Today we know the only fire breathing dragons

Are manmade for purposes of destruction

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Yet people still believe in dragons

Dragons of self-doubt // burning away success

Dragons of self-pity // feeling sorry for ones condition

Dragons of trauma // ghosts from the past

Fearful fire breathing dragons of the mind

The only person who can slay these dragons

Is YOU

 

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Dragon at Dunrovin  Store in NC