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16 October 2014
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Brian Murray

Brian was born in 1969 and comes from County Tyrone. He is married almost 20 years and has two great kids. Brian has been writing for just over a year and half and tries to write a little each week to help him escape from the humdrum. Brian only writes for himself but finally decided to share some of his work!

Dragon Amongst the Roses by Brian Murray


Red roses held such beauty
I got lost as I traced their vines
Enchanted as I wondered
Leaving my senses far behind
The Roses guided me inward
With every fateful step
I tried to avoid their sharp thorns
Closer to the centre I ever crept

Now lost and dizzy with delight
Without not a single care
And there in the centre of those roses
I had entered the dragon’s lair

My eyes full of wonder
Her Tail coiled around the vine
The sound of her breathing peaceful
I was hooked and lost all track of time

Resting among the roses
Tolerating me with her every breath
She hypnotized with her stare
Dangerous, she could bring me instant death

I stepped closer to be beside her
She knew I meant no harm
I walked tentatively to touch her
The skin was smooth and oh so warm

I sit down resting beside her,
Becoming submerged into sleep
At peace with the world, Protected and contented
My sleep becoming ever deep

I awoke alone among the roses
I wish that my dragon could stay
Hopefully again I will find her

I search amongst the roses each and every day


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