Dragon and the fly

By Aarron Mondello


“Come with me” the dragon spoke
To the tiny fly
“Let us go discover
What lies beyond the sky”

“But I’m too small” the fly replied
To the dragon great and blue
“My tiny wings will never
Be able to keep up with you”

The dragon laughed and shook his head
“You won’t know until you try
So spread your little wings
And come with me. Let’s fly!”

Up the mighty dragon leapt
High among the clouds
While his tiny little insect friend
Barely left the ground

“Come on” the mighty dragon boomed
“I can’t, I’m just a fly”
To this the dragon scoffed and then
Burnt the fly with his hottest fire.

© Aarron Mondello

I had originally set out to write a tale of unlikely friends seeing the wonders of the world together. Somehow it went awry 🙂

The Fall of Liam the Fair

By Aarron Mondello


Down over the shadow mountain pass

The dark demons descended on us

Deep in the blackness of midnight

They fell on us-we weren’t ready to fight

Gnashing teeth and tearing claws

Silently they scaled our walls

Pitiless blades pierced the skin

Death and torment and torture within

With eyes so red and skin so foul

We were awoken by the howl

The warning cry we heard belated

Their carnal appetites soon were stated

Rend the flesh and bones of our kin

They wore leather made from human skin

Curved black blades in the night

Gleamed dull red in the full moonlight

The sound of drums with a rhythmic boom

Summoned a beast that darkened the moon

Immense and dark of heart was he

Void of compassion was this beast

The light was swallowed by his scales

The bravest hearts began to fail

The fall of every living thing

Came in the form of this Demon King

Yet in one Heart of Light welled strong

The empowering melody of Goddesses song

To the tallest tower sped Liam the Fair

Arduously climbing the spiralling stairs

The walls of the Keep rattled and shook

Yet this foul evil he would not brook

He gained the tower to top so high

Already consenting to lay down his life

With his mouth set determined and grim

He caught sight of the Demon King

He leaped from the wall with daggers twain

And tore the mighty wing membrane

The Demon King roared and fell

At that sight men’s hearts swelled

And as the beast and Liam crashed down

Rallied the men to defend crown

At the death of their blackest leader beast

The demon spawn threw aside their feast

Their courage gone the gutless swill

Fled screaming for the foothills

Liam the Fair had turned the fight

Yet paid the ultimate price that night

Now came time to count the dead

And lay Lights hero on his funeral bed.

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