Monday, January 21, 2008

The Envelope Please

We have a winner in the "Appreciate a Dragon Day" poetry contest. After agonizing over all the great poems with my wife and one of my children, we chose the finalists and made the difficult decision.

Ian posted as Fantasy Loving Christian, and he will receive a copy of the Circles of Seven Audio Book.


Here is his poem:

By blessed praise and holy fire
Dragons came to fight
To serve the righteous King of Life
Warriors of the light

Corrupted ones, the fallen fire
In darkness named their race
Yet some stood strong and kept the word
Of God’s eternal grace

In deepest darkness of the world
The fallen angels raved
But evil power could not touch
The dragons who were saved

Beyond the scale, beyond the claw
An evil war is fought
To claim eternal faithful souls
That once in sin were caught

The dragon’s tooth, the dragon’s claw
The dragon’s holy fire
Are not as strong as faith and love
Which lift us gently higher

For we, the dragons, now must choose
The king that we will serve
Will fight for darkness or for light
We dragons of the earth?

Congratulations, Ian!

12 comments:

Pais Charos said...

Yay Ian! Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

congratulations!!! :) it was an awesome poem!!!

Sapphira Adi said...

Congratulations, Ian! Your poem was very good!

Bryan, you might want to get used to your books being reviewed and told about on my blog for the next week or so, because I will be doing all of the Dragons in our Midst and Oracles of Fire; I will also do Echoes from the Edge when they are out and I read them.

God bless.

Sapphira Adi

Araken said...

That was an amazing poem, Ian! I've seen some good ones, but that one deserves a standing ovation. [stands and claps]

Christian_Fantasy_Adict said...

Great job Ian.

Fantasy_Loving_Christian said...

(Enters Room)
Thank you, thank you! Hold your applause!

Ha ha. I just had to do that...:)

I know that the "you all did great" is overused and worn out, but seriously, to the others entering that contest, don't you dare stop writing! And I mean that very truthfully (I did read Bryan Davis' post on lying...)

And thank you to Bryan Davis and his family!

God bless!

S. J. Deal said...

Great Job! Congratulations

Dragon Girl said...

CONGRATS!

Pam Halter said...

Congrats, Ian. I was especially touched by the last verse ... dragons of the earth. Nicely done.

Ithilien said...

Congarats, Ian! I like the second verse...

AnthrozilBoy said...

That was an amazing poem Ian.

I know the contest is over but i would like to add my small poem that would never match Ian's

There’s a list of things best of dragons
It includes their wings and breath
But could the best thing of a dragon could be
Their holy domes of regeneracy

Bryan Davis said...

Nice poem. Thank you for sharing.