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Dragon's Grace....Asean Sonnet

As dragon's wing-spread shades the ground below,
its fiery breath sets clouds and sky aglow,
painting river's water red in one throw-
on heaven's screen plays dragons' fire show.
These creatures are benevolent, bestow
fire to mankind, forging blades and plough.
There have been times when dragons were our foe,
man was afraid, took shelter and laid low
when hearing their approach from mountain's snow.
They came when lightning tore the air, brought woe
as houses burned in frightening tableau.
Those days are long since past, now dragons blow
warm breath, bring comfort when it's cold, help grow
small babies and weak plants; this grace we owe.



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