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  1. The Dragon of Grindly Grun

    July 6, 2011 by parry

    Okay so since Erin and I are both like, super-obsessed with Game of Thrones and THE KHALEESI (obvi), this week’s A Painted Shel is another homage to the baddest biatch east of the Narrow Sea.

    And what better way to show our love for both children’s poetry AND fantasy fiction, than with a poem about a monstatruckin’ DRAGON! (Look, I promised a break from profanity in these posts, so welcome to Parental Advisory Parry.)

    Today’s selection: “The Dragon of Grindly Grun” from A Light in the Attic:

    I’m the Dragon of Grindly Grun,
    I breathe fire as hot as the sun.
    When a knight comes to fight
    I just toast him on sight,
    Like a hot crispy cinnamon bun.

    When I see a fair damsel go by,
    I just sigh a fiery sigh,
    And she’d baked like a ‘tater-
    I think of her later
    With a romantic tear in my eye.

    I’m the Dragon of Grindly Grun,
    But my lunches aren’t very much fun,
    For I like my damsels medium rare,
    and they always come out well done.

    - Shel Silverstein

    (Also: For scale of skill, below please find my attempt at a “tater” and “cinnamon bun” — I am fully aware they both look like excrement and that the tater appears to be sprouting pubes. Which reminds me that it’s time for a wax. TMI?! We’ll talk about that later.)

     

    xoxo

    parrypants (& erinelizabeth.paxson)