America's best fantasy poetry by Jon Gutmacher written in 'epic' poetry style. Love poems feature beautiful background photos., Buy Book: Fantasy Dreams Battles & Magic at
fantasy poetry, poet, jon gutmacher, fantasy poetry, fantasy poems, love poems, romance, best poetry, adult poems, religious, spiritual, fairy tales, news & stores as poems, poetry categories
post-template-default,single,single-post,postid-655,single-format-standard,custom-background,eltd-cpt-1.0,,moose-ver-1.8, vertical_menu_with_scroll,smooth_scroll,transparent_content,grid_1200,blog_installed,enable_full_screen_sections_on_small_screens,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.2.1,vc_responsive

Dragon Killer

Dragon Killer is a fantasy poem about a knight who tries to steal a magic book protected by evil spells and a dragon. He fails. As far as my fantasy poetry goes — stats show it is one of the more popular ones.
©2011 by Jon Gutmacher
He stole so quickly thru darkened hall
trodding with care
lest trip or fall
for monster slept both hard and lite
awake by the day
asleep by nite

with rasping breath
he climbed a path
and ancient sword
does’t that he haft

“Magic cloak protect us all!”
lest dragon stir
by yonder wall

breathing fire
claws of death
bones are scattered
east and west

For those who thought
could conquer all
were torn to bits
in ashen pall

The door beyond
of gold and brass
was barred with spells
so none would pass

And yet beyond
rest Magic book
full of secrets
if he could look

Stealthy, Stealthy
now so slow
only feet and yards
to go

Hear it’s breathing
feel its heat
see its talons
scales replete

Almost past the dragon’s sleep
slip the lock
so very neat

And the door slid
just a crack
as the dragon’s
head reared back

“No!”, he cried
and raised his blade
but not enough
he wasn’t saved

Fire rang out
and filled the hall
talons ripped
the knight did fall

For the book
was not for him
ancient curse
the room grew dim

And the Dragon
closed its eyes
til the next
came close
to die

The image was originally found at However, its link is now broken and I have not found the author or originating website.
(Visited 193 times, 3 visits today)
No Comments

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.