A Heraldic griffin Passant.

A Heraldic griffin Passant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This griffin dreams
Of being a dragon
Joining the major league
Of the winged creatures

Perched high above
The city he surveys
Saying ‘I could have been
A contender’

This griffin’s wings
Could span beyond
His beginnings and soar
With dragon brothers

This griffin dreams
Of starring roles
In fantasy epics
Yet to be written

But this griffin is beautiful
As a griffin, if only
He knew how his wings
Glitter in the morning sky
Like particles of light
Waiting to be born

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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24 Responses to Griffin

  1. ohhh dragons… gargoyles….and griffin’s….. how wonderful the journey into the myths… love it šŸ˜‰ hugggs

  2. Beautifully written….totally pulling for the griffin!!!! šŸ˜€

  3. Joel says:

    You make me want to get to know your griffin. He/she sounds like a fascinating creature!

  4. When I was a kid (well younger) I wanted to be a Griffin after reading a fable or two.

    • Cool! I really like griffins but you don’t hear as much about them as dragons and so forth. I mean, I love dragons, as is obvious from my gravatar, but griffins are lovely too. šŸ™‚

  5. Kira says:

    Griffins have always been one of my favorite mythological creatures. I like they that were a combination of species taking the strengths from both. This was a wonderful poem šŸ™‚

  6. Brian Hughes says:

    Jonathon Livingstone Griffin.

  7. greenembers says:

    This one kind of strikes close to home…. thanks for sharing Helen! šŸ™‚

  8. What a lovely underlying message. You are so creative!

  9. Aka Teraka says:


  10. Solothefirst says:

    Oh, poor little griffin! Not quiet a dragon…. I feel his pain!

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