The Dog Court

They bark in orders
At people dragged in by porters
Each one in shackles bound
Their dignity thrown to the ground
Each plea before the howling judge
Hoping they not garner grudge
A spectacle watchers get
When the next to speak is met
Yet when a case is made
They aren’t the sounds that fade
Beware the dog court’s discord
They are just acting for reward.

Balthazar

There sat Balthazar the brave
Looked out from humble cave
Brave and bold he pondered
If dragon lord was in or wandered
Deep inside treasure did reside
Over which Scythe the Blue did abide
Balthazar was at the ready
He wished Tavish was so steady
Sword and shield he headed in
Tavish followed with less a din
Spear and torch to light the way
From Balthazar he wouldn’t stray

Tunnel’s labyrinth did delay
Their progress to dragon’s slay
When light did quake and quiver
Both brave and not did give shiver
Was dragon snort that gave a start
And then did race the heart

In flash of light that followed
Scythe fought brown dragon in the hollow
With ancient sword in wield
Balthazar let pain upyield
Brown dragon screeched in surprise
Moments before his demise

It was now Scythe and knight
Over the spoils to now fight
Scythe lowered head in truce
No need the other to reduce
The brave took a small chest
Then Tavish and he left the nest

Shadows of the Heart

Shadows of the heart
They lurk to where it start
Tasting the envy of shore
They split and grow to more
Charged to do desires
Out they flow in spires
Looking to help and defend
Darkness looking to upend
Yet golden and silver they glow
Lighting against the night flow
Hope is their kindling
Kindness their sibling
Tall at the edge of night
To take on darkness in fight
Shadows of things to come
Tamed by where they’re from

Vanish

Out I went one day,
To the world to make my way,
You followed close at first,
But then weather got worst,
You wanted bright my future to be,
And sent best wishes to me,
So one day I made my way back,
But again you lost my track,
My appearance had changed,
Or maybe my style was exchanged,
You sought for me still,
Now it was against my will,
Things left best in the past,
You lost interest at last,
It was then me you could see,
Out in the world to where I flee

Varelle

Seek Varelle for your reward
Keeper of the glen and fjord
Rely on her to guide your path
Ease your fear of beastly wrath
If you choose to walk this way
Mind the cost you will pay
It takes time and patience
And wears on ones relations
Yet walk along and offer in kind
Leave none to suffer behind
Beware doubts that may defeat
It is a path slow and replete