I Can Slay My Own Dragons

by Janis Gaines

To look at me
You might not see it at first
But if you look closely
The heart of a lion
Appears

I stalk my prey
And guard the den
I rehearse the defense
As I pace back and forth
And roar in vengeance
To let trespassers know
That this is my place
My space
I am king

And when the attack comes
I am quick to the slaughter
I will claw and scratch and bite
To the death
I will shed my blood
And lay it all down
Until the victory
Is surely mine

I can slay my own dragons
But I need someone
To wipe the sweat from my brow
And lick the wounds
When the dust has settled
On the plain

© July 3, 2012
Flowery Branch, GA

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