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Dragon Poison

Posted by on July 15, 2013

The Dragon.

When I first read Heartless, I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Here was this naïve princess looking for her  prince charming just like the ones in romantic fairy tales, but she soon discovers that life isn’t what she expected. Isn’t that the truth? Ha! Sometimes it is better. Sometimes it is worse.

Enters the Dragon. Life just got really, really bad, really fast.

I thought this Dragon was like every other dragon with claws, sharp teeth, wings and fire until he showed up on the bridge in the form of a man. Full of fire and destruction, yet he waited for our princess to choose. From here on, I was engaged, completely swept up into the story. It hit home hard.


Because I was a dragon. I could relate. When I read Heartless, I was a first time mom pregnant with baby #2. I was a mess. Ha. I say that then and now, and even before then, and I will say it 10 years from now. Perfectionism clashed with reality. I had no idea how selfish I was until I had kids. I was a dragon. There has been too many times that the fire burned in my gut. It was more than anger, it was rage. Poison.

I’m still a dragon, but I’ve got my own Prince of Farthestshore.


(Totally unrelated to Tales of Goldstone, but fitting)


The poison runs through my veins

Tainting my mind, heart and soul

Purge me, burn me

I cannot let it go

The jaded blade twists deeper

Burning away my words

Taking my voice

And I burn

Unrelenting, unreleasing

I cannot let it go

Cleanse me, forgive me

Peel away the layers

Release me

I cannot do it on my own



Can you relate?

6 Responses to Dragon Poison

  1. Rebeka

    Lovely poem and reflection, Jennette! I can relate.

    • jlmbewe

      Thank you Rebeka! I figured I wasn’t the ONLY one. 🙂 I appreciate your comment!

  2. Bluerose

    I love this! *I* also didn’t realize what a dragon I am until I had kids! They do have a way of showing me just how imperfect I really am. 🙂

  3. jlmbewe

    Hey Bluerose! Thank you! And agreed. Every single day. How old are your kiddos? Mine are 4 & 2, but here’s hoping I get a better handle on this dragon as they grow up and I grow up. Ha! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. John Gray

    Sounds like a fresh betreyal. Very powerful.

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