of Dragons The Winners
OF DRAGONS brings Pie Corbettís achingly beautiful poems together for the very
first time. His poems are full of the wonder of the ordinary and introduce us
to characters and topics as varied as THE LAST UNICORN, MY BROTHERíS PIG, THE
DRAGON WHISTLER, STARS, SHADOW PUPPETS and THE CLOUD APPRECIATION SOCIETY.
was a very high standard of entry to this competition. Here are the WINNERS!!!
and the best of the other entries.
Well done, everyone.
should arrive soon. If it doesn't - please email me at the Poetry Zone address.
Darkest Dragon's Hour by Olivia Stokes (aged 10)
It was a dark cold stormy night.
You hear my sleeping you hear my fright!
My presence is silent, my presence is DARK!
I am dark.
I am fearless.
I have fists of water hitting the clouds or punching the raindrops.
on my chest.
My powers are amazing, my powers are bright.
when I sleep
but when I awake my paranormal side shall GLOW!
in My Pocket by Olivia Heckford (aged 10)
carry a dragon,
In my pocket.
He is the secret,
In my pocket.
In times of trouble.
He strengthens me,
In times of need.
In times of sorrow.
He senses enemies ,
Just feel his rage
If I lost him,
My world would go silent
Wise Dragon by Lucy Luikinga (aged 10)
green piercing eyes held secrets of lost years,
A heavy ancient heart held
His skin was wrinkled parchment from a thousand years ago,
is a wisdom tree that knows the truth of how the earth did grow.
like cloth sails from Tudor time,
Once tantalising claws now filled with grime,
his spikes still as sharp as smashed glass!
He lies on decaying grass, waiting
for time to pass.
Slowly up he goes,
Flying into a deep sapphire sky
Soaring over many lands,
Stopping here and there, making dragon
Slowly he flies like a steam train,
Silently flapping through
After devouring a macabre meal,
It comes back home, to its
cave next to the perilous sea of teal.
He curls into a impenetrable mass
And drifts off to sleep into his murkily dismal home,
wake for a thousand years...
So his heart doesn't hear any more fears.
of The Dragon by Patrick Moriarty (aged 10)
Darkness is coming,
Darkness is night,
And as he opens,
Wings of Thunder,
Eyes of Flame,
Don't open your eyes,
He'll know your name.
There's no point,
Boiling like Lava,
Boiling like MAD!
He already had.
Teeth like Knives,
Claws like Swords,
don't hurt me,
I'll show you some more.
Don't turn your back on me,
There's only one thing,
DON'T! Say my name!
Pal by Sneha Chatterjee (aged 17)
got the rarest Himalayan wings,
Tail as long as wind,
Glossy emerald porcupine
Fire in your breathe,
Warmth in your company.
a time when I was a morning soul
You helped me escape these grey sour walls
gave wings to my verses.
Volcano was your bed,
And sea your favorite
Horizon once got jealous of you
As you lifted me high
all hundred skies
And flew too close to the stars.
You taught me how
And paint rainbows into my soul
You were fearless flawless limitless
the world called you
A " social outcast"
Just because you never
spoke human words.
But one dark day
When I grew up to realize
I can't locate heaven in a million maps
Misty clouds of Mr. Doubt
The soul-less world calls you a "myth"
you never existed
They say you're just a dragon
Trying to mess up my mind,
I'll never listen to those charlatans!
You'll always be my best buddy
still cry hoping you'll come back
To melt away my cold solitude
my unfinished tale.
Best of the Rest
First Dragon by
Maddy Coombs (aged 10)
dark day, a dark night,
When the very first dragon took flight.
was bad, he was evil,
He scorched the skies, terrifying people.
dragon killed with no mercy
Blood all over, making him dirty.
smelled like rotten flesh,
Ripped from bones to make a mess.
scars remind of pain,
Fighting death with no shame.
His claws were
sharp, as sharp as knives,
And just one hit could take out lives.
a dark day, a dark night,
When the very first dragon took flight.
Broken Hearted Dragon by Chloe Ashton-Rogers
dragon so ferocious he terrifies people away,
His blazing scales are stars
cut from the sky above,
He terrifies while people lay in bed though he sleeps
all through the day,
He always fights and spills others' blood of course, that's
what he loves.
shrieking call is heard around, all the way from the ground.
He can be seen
in the sky,
His blazing fire while he flies.
ruby horns make people scarce
Of course they give you an unexpected scare,
burning fire as bright as can be,
As soon as you see the glow his enemies flee.
his murky cave lives skulls and bones which lay upon his Dragon throne,
lays asleep still as still some think he's dead, some ill.
he flies he misses his love, that's why he spills so much blood,
As he flies
far and near cautiously he sheds a tear.
My Dragon by Ellie Novakovic (aged 10)
A secret small stranger,
Who flutters and spies,
She watches over girls
With her, kind loving eyes.
She carries a spellbound locket,
she uses to sprinkle love.
Her scale's the colours of the rainbow.
soar like a dove.
She has yellow eyes,
That glow like the sun.
has purple hair,
and wears it in a bun.
Her tail sweeps in the air
Left to right it reaches a great height,
Even if she is in a rush.
Dragon, My Enemy by Aminah Ibrahim (aged 10)
watched in terror as it dropped dead onto the red sand
I tried to stop them
but I couldn't move, my whole body was frozen
The dragon found where I was
Then started shooting fiery red balls at me
My father jumped to save
me but fell to the ground
His last words were, "My little girl you must
be brave slay the dragon."
I ran with nothing in hand but an axe and
Dragon by Joseph
Linnett (aged 10)
My dragon has his own secret underground
Where he goes to take captured enemies.
And can hide undetected.
is like a sky scraper with wings like tables.
Tail as sharp as sword.
bad tempered he will explode.
like steel at an endless dawn.
Anxiously looking down at his prey dying on
Before he eats them for dinner.
by Eleanor Wise (aged 10)
was a killing machine,
Vicious, proud and mean,
With powerful, fatal jaws,
Deep violet eyes,
Swooping down, searching the skies,
food to eat,
Oh, what a treat,
To find tasty piece of meat.
all night long,
Singing the dragon's song,
Filling the dark night,
With screams of fright,
the world at her will,
Making her tasty kill,
Setting the world at a terrifying
Friendly But Sharp Dragon by
Charlie Novakovic (aged 10)
and spin in the light.
Dragon come, my guiding night.
Oh come here, oh dragon,
in the shining light, always
In the light, never the night.
like water. Beautiful.
He is a star, he is a rainbow, that is how he eats.
eats like a pig, no he doesn't, he eats like a butterfly,
No he doesn't, he
eats like me!
He eats like a heart, he eats like glory.
His tail is
as colourful as a rainbow.
His wing were shining, shimmering, like a star in
His teeth were dark like the night.
His claws were sharp like
HE IS THE DRAGON AND NO ONE ELSE!!!!!!
by Megan Rose Pickford (aged 11)
day, one night,
Come now, come tonight,
Twice the height,
Twice the fight,
Never lost, never found,
You will never find him,
he is on the volcanoes rim.
Fiery Dragon Son by Aiyana Urja Minocha (aged
6 and a half)
was a big dragon who shot fire like a gun,
For him this was for fun and to
He had a young son who loved to eat jam on bun,
Fire he could not
breathe as his Dad would desire,
Feeling very sad he wondered who he could
Son goes to a wizard who has a magical lizard.
One flick of
its tongue and the spell would be done,
Next morning started the fun,
little one spat fire on anyone,
People around began to scream and run,
Dad said, "Sacred of you is everyone!
Well done, Son, you are now
Dragon (no name - but have emailed the boy/girl)
Terrifying, huge sharp teeth
with blood in the moonlight.
Two huge gleaming eyes shining
in the night
looking for something to kill!
nasty, scratchy claws
tearing away at a freshly killed body.
His firy tail
whipping silently behind him in the sky
terrible wings darkly hovering
over his body, barely moving
as the always
hungry dragon is looking out
for the next prey to kill!
reptiles skin scales
each of them is the size of a man
reflecting the pale
moonlight so I can see
these scales are razor-blade sharp on the dragons back!