Sit 'round, my children,
Sit down and I will tell.
Tell a tale of long ago
The time when dragons ruled.
'Twas a time of much hardship
When the dragons ruled.
The people were enslaved to them,
and they were given no time to rest.
Finally, a little girl,
of youth and golden hair
stood up one day to the dragons
and here is what she said,
"You monsters! You beasts!
You work us all to death.
You do not care what
challenges we face.
As long as it means
you don't have to lift a claw,
you'll be happy in your golden caves
of treasure and delight."
Now the dragons, as I'm sure you've guessed,
blew fire in the air.
In their rage they roared to their queen
for the youth's golden head.
The queen, in her founts of justice,
demanded for a trial.
To see, fair and just,
if the girl deserved death.
The girl was brought to the queen,
and marveled in awe,
at the queen's beauty,
for she was the fairest of them all.
Her scales could be any color she wanted,
and the same for her deadly fire.
Her eyes were of piercing blue
and her claws were instant death.
The little girl, in shock and awe,
fell to the ground in worship.
The queen was flattered,
for no human had done this thing before.
The queen proceeded with the trial
still in shock and gaping jaw.
Her attendants had to remind her that she was queen
so she'd close her open mouth.
After a grueling trial of seven days and nights,
the little girl was released,
proven she had done no wrong.
But when she returned to her home...
She found a huge surprise!
Her family and friends,
and everyone else,
had been freed from captivity.
The queen, in her mighty fount of mercy,
had been moved by the young girl's story.
She had admitted the humans had been captives for too long,
and set all of them free.
There you have it children,
a tale ten decades old.
But beware, and be so careful,
the dragons still roam and rule....