In quiet country
Through a winding way I went
and found a broken castle
with round turned turrets
the drawbridge dropped
bidding me enter Da Da land
I vaguely heard the music of a harp,
a maiden singing songs of strange passion
causing the curling of my toes
I sought out this princess’s voice
through a wide hall into a passage.
A metallic noise halted my mission
a knight in armour clattered
towards me with terrible intent.
After me with an axe he was bent.
I fled in terror but the drawbridge was drawing
my only escape into the mote below
deep through water and weed I went
until I spied a door in the bank
through here a stone staircase wound down
into the bowels of middle earth
where reptilians pored over parchments
of plans for a new world order.
Near me at the foot of the steps
I saw the escape chain
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY PULL
to finish the fantasy.
Written for Victoria’s prompt at dVerse.
Illustration ‘Fantasy Castle’ byezuke on Deviant Art