Chasing the Dragon

Opium?
You chase the dragon
Into sleep

Seek his wings
Flaring with fire
That he breathes

Chemical?
No! Try spiritual!
Make you yearn

Once to fly
With real dragon wings
Into morn.

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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10 Responses to Chasing the Dragon

  1. A2LSM says:

    I love dragons! I have since I was a little girl and read Anne McCaffery’s books. This poem was great πŸ™‚

  2. You really capture the beauty and power of a dragon in this poem. Even better, you do it without pushing the image on the reader.

  3. Natural highs are the real deal.. Nice one πŸ™‚

  4. If anyone want’s to nominate her again for the dragon-related awards, I suggest now is the time.
    great poem as usual πŸ˜€

  5. Jack Flacco says:

    Well, I’m still trying to figure out the symbolism here. I’ve got three messages so far, drugs, meditation and the dragon (can this mean dreams via either drugs or meditation?) Back in the 60s the song Puff the Magic Dragon was all about drugs. A spoof of it was featured in the movie Meet the Parents. Funny. Hilarious in fact. So anyway…am I close? LOL

    • Yep, very close..it was kind of an anti drugs message…like spirituality and meditation/mysticism gives a better high than chemicals…but it was written so you could take other things from it if you want. πŸ™‚

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