Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

Dragon and Bear

When dragon made a sandwich, he filled it up with bear:

For dragon’s like a meaty bite for lunch.

Though dragon didn’t care, bear would rather not be there,

When dragon picked him up to take a munch.

So, bear, stuck in the bread, took off and ran instead,

Chased by dragon, holding up a silver spoon.


Roared dragon, ‘Stop right there! You’re my lunch you grizzly bear.’

But bear was heading south towards the moon.

If you look up in the sky, you’ll sometimes see them fly,

Faster than the fastest meteorite.


I dare you, take a peek, but make sure not to shriek

Or the dragon might just turn and take a bite!

4 thoughts on “Dragon and Bear

  1. Dear Alys,

    I like this poem and it was very interesting and I got confused how a dragon can eat a bear with a sandwich.

    Kind regards


    • Hi Ranulaka. Great comment. Of course, my dragon is very, very large and makes enormous slices of bread in which to put poor bear. Confused? Yes, me too. 😂😂 It’s a very silly poem. Alys

  2. Dear Alice,
    I like the way you combined this poem with a mythical creature and a real life animal, I think that was very creative. I got a question though, why did the dragon put the bear in a sandwich, when there are smaller animals like lizards and deer’s that could easily fit into a large sandwich?

    Kind regards

    • Hi Tirath! Gosh, I’m not sure why I chose a bear for the animal. Lizards and deer would have been so much easier but I guess I imagined a gigantic dragon who ate enormous meals. And it was fun to imagine a bear running away on two legs and stuck inside two slices of bread. Mind you, the bread would have to be the size of a large mattress. Do you really think dragons are mythical? 😜😜 Alys

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