“Here There Be Dragons”

“Here there be dragons”: That’s what the maps said.
So I, like any hopeful hero should,
went off to slay a dragon if I could,
but when I arrived, I found them all dead.
“Here there be dragons”: But the maps have lied.
Soon after I learned, to my despair,
the truth. The dragons have made a new lair.
They are not dead, they’ve only moved inside
the hearts, souls, and minds of men, joining there
a multitude of monsters set to feed
and grow huge on mankind’s hate, fear, and greed.
With monsters so mighty, what hope can bear
up? This is, I suppose, the reason why
we now find heroes in such short supply.


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