Dragon's Hoard

For hundreds of winters the dragon lay sleeping
in a cavern far beneath the earth
Protecting its treasure from any
who'd venture too near
Once every decade it'd rise from its slumber
to soar over mountains and seas
Collecting more treasure
while filling the heartland with fear

Mighty wings would lift it higher
from one city to the next
Kills its foes with breath of fire,
powerful demon of death

Many attempted to bring the dragon down
Widows their wives soon became
Collecting its treasure from across the land
'Protecting my hoard'
From his foes with its breath of flame

Back in its cavern the dragon would travel
to sleep for another ten years
Content in the knowledge
that its treasure hoard had grown
Few brave souls would dare to pursue it
in hopes to slay it in its sleep
And have many stories
of their noble deeds be told

Not knowing that sleeping dragons
can detect someone nearby
They'd rush in to find the dragon
was awake its foes would die

Many attempted to bring the dragon down
Widows their wives soon became
Collecting its treasure from across the land
'Protecting my hoard'
From his foes with its breath of flame

Many attempted to bring the dragon down
Widows their wives soon became
Collecting its treasure from across the land
'Protecting my hoard'
From his foes with its breath of flame