The Dragon and the Bard
Representing: Octopus Babies
"I am feared by many, for my fiery breath,
Trespassing in my lair, will surely bring death.
Not Knight, Nor King, nor Mage has tamed this beast,
The fools who tried became my feast."
"Who am I to challenge thee?
I have not sword, nor crown, nor staff you see.
My body is weak, wielding a sword is hard,
For I am no hero, just a lowly bard."
"You speak the truth you insolent whelp,
But why come here, where this is no help?
Surely a dandy like you would rather be home,
You have no business, here where the dragons roam."
"I come not to challenge your might,
Your powerful claws give me quite the fright.
I come bearing a tribute to your incredible size,
Your glorious strength, is a treat for my eyes."
"You come to worship the death I bring,
Of fear and chaos you wish to sing?
Very well, I shall hear your song,
I grow weary, so it must not be long."
"Powerful beast with a mouth of fire,
Resting in the mountain, overlooking my shire.
You enjoy inflicting misery and pain,
The mightiest of warriors you have slain."
"I wish not to challenge your fiery rule,
Anyone who makes an enemy of you, is surely a fool.
I beseech thee to fight alongside my village,
And protect us from the barbarians that rape and pillage."
"My body is soft, my muscles are small,
But when it comes to wit, I have it all.
With your massive power and fiery will,
Joining my cause will give you quite a thrill."
"You have impressed me, with your rhymes so clever,
I shall aide you, your enemies heads I shall sever.
Never have I met a man who fights without a sword,
But your courage and wit rival that of a lord."
And so thus the mighty dragon was brought to his knees,
Not by steel, nor magic, nor cannons made with trees.
But by a fearless man, armed only with song,
Thanks to his brave actions, his village grew strong.
One was the mightiest in all the lands,
While the other created miracles with his hands.
The bard's music has swayed the monster's heart,
He has made taming beasts his art.