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Dragon Scales



The shivering scale

Watches, pale,

A sailing dragon from the East.

The scale atoned,

Balance unknown,

When the heart and passions feast.


To the worthy beast

My gates released,

I hear the stoics groan.

The Yogis sigh

For it is not I

who denies Passionís home.


In indifference alone,

In stillness of stone,

Pleasures of everlasting supply.

Yet my very soul,

with self-control,

Such indifference does defy.


A heart denied

Is a soul that died;

The spirit shivers without its coal.

Passions placed,

Dragons embraced,

The spirit graced and laced the whole.




                                                                                    Marques LaRoy Schwartz