George Slayer of Dragons


The new prompt this for the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups is to do a sonnet. Now, I’ve never done one of these before, and not sure if I’ve done it correctly. Anyway, I hope you like my attempt on the theme of George and the Dragon, to celebrate St.George’s Day.

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time to celebrate; Oh George the brave
slayin’ a dragon was the tail of fame
this deed, retold now, whilst in grave
yet this dragon t’was not to blame
a fair maiden had cast her spell
that bewitched poor George, to kill a dragon he must
her love he had, once the dragon had fell
slain by sword and burnt to dust
George had his treat and the maid he claimed
onwards on back of his steed they did ride
with whispers that followed of a dragon maimed
George he knew, his chest pumped with pride
forever in our tales and a topic to trend
not only a myth, but an English legend.

Please feel free to leave a comment, all are appreciated.

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13 thoughts on “George Slayer of Dragons

  1. Well done you! This is a great example of the genre and it keeps so well with the theme of the prompt. I shall suggest these sonnets are used by teacher colleagues. They are too good not to be shared further abroad. Many thanks for taking up the challenge & like George, really coming up trumps!

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