The Dragon and the Snake
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"When has a dragon ever died from the poison of a snake?" -Nietzsche

The Dragon and the Snake

When I first read this quote, I didn't agree with or understand it. After delving deeper into the metaphorical rather than literal meaning, I realized its power. I hope you enjoy this poem, based off of the quote.

When has a dragon

When has a dragon ever died from

When has a dragon ever died from the poison of a snake?

When has a hero ever died from the poison of a snake?

When has a hero fallen on their knees the poison of a snake?

When has a hero fallen on their knees in the face of hatred?

When has a hero fallen on their knees in the face of hatred? I was the dragon

When has a hero fallen on their knees in the face of hatred? I was the dragon and you were the snake

When has a hero fallen on their knees in the face of hatred? I was the dragon and you were the snake such a pitiful bite,

When has a hero fallen on their knees in the face of hatred? I was the dragon and you were the snake such a pitiful bite, my life, you hoped to take

but my scales

but my scales were invincible to your fangs

but my scales were invincible to your fangs I laughed in your face

but my scales were invincible to your fangs I laughed in your face even as you sprang

I've come too far

and learned to trust in myself I've come too far

so if you want to take me down

you're going to need some help so if you want to take me down

a life of revenge you led

a life of revenge you led full of hatred and strife

a life of revenge you led full of hatred and strife as long as you let that

a life of revenge you led full of hatred and strife as long as you let that drag

a life of revenge you led full of hatred and strife as long as you let that drag you

a life of revenge you led full of hatred and strife as long as you let that drag you down

a life of revenge you led full of hatred and strife as long as you let that drag you down you'll never match a dragon's might

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