The Singing Dragon

dragon tail

The Singing Dragon

I think a dragon lives at flat number four 

sometimes I hear her singing through the door.

I’m sure she sings all through the night,

keeping her voice low,  so as not to fright. 

Sitting out at the window looking up at the moon,

she lowers her lashes and feels the tune.

Starting down at her tail and rising up from within,

 her song takes her over, causing quite a din.

At day break she stops and gets ready for bed,

cleans her many teeth, and tucking in little Ted.

While she sleeps through the day letting her vocal chords rest, 

I know for tonight she will be singing her best. 

So when the moon rises and your head hits the pillow,

outside the leaves stir and the wind blows the willow.

 Listen carefully for the dragon singing her tune,

when you’re all wrapped up, like a cocoon.

That song you hear now could be dad having a snore,

or it could be the singing dragon at flat number four.


for my little people

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21 thoughts on “The Singing Dragon

  1. What a beautiful poem. I bet your three want you to read it to them over and over. You should write children’s books – you’d definitely be published. Great looking bread too. Your children are blessed! xx


  2. I was born in the Year of the Dragon, so I think of myself as having dragonish qualities, and I definitely like to sing (though it is more of a bellow . . . ) Fortunately, it’s not me as I live at number eleven!


  3. So sweet indeed! I think we have a singing dragon at our house to Brydie. The noise is waaay too loud to be coming from the cat at the end of the bed, and I’m sure it’s not me- despite my current sinus infection, my husband swears it’s not him either….. The only solution is a dragon! Thanks for clearing that up sweetie 🙂


  4. You have such a way with words , Brydie.Put it in a cupboard for a couple of weeks so you are distanced from it…then edit again. Type it out double spaced,with page numbers for a childrens book …then send it off to at least 10 children’s publishers at once. Then wait ( it is just as much fun getting the rejection letters – that Willie Wonka golden ticket moment )…and you just never know.I had all these pictures running through my mind as I was reading it and that is a really good indication of a good children’s story.


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