Saturday, January 2, 2016

Island of Dreams

Truedessa and Capt'n Pat met one day
seeking  an enchanted island of dreams
they built a ship, so they could sail away
rays of hope fell upon them in streams

Now, these two were often called fools
as they believed in a utopia filled land
following heavenly stars the only rule
the adventures to be had were grand

These two fought  pirates on the sea
and sometimes an evil  menacing  ghost
Grumpy Blue said Bora was the place to be
they set the course from coast to coast

Capt'n Pat traveled with a spotted cat
Truedessa's head full of lofty thoughts
looking skyward the two would often chat
the view would be different as astronauts

One night the waves grew raw & rough
tossing their  vessel from side to side
the two knew darkness would be tough
in a small shallow voice Truedessa cried

Washed ashore,  in the morning light
she looked about,  their vessel broken
Capt'n Pat was now nowhere in sight
spotted cat by her side no word spoken

On a small island Truedessa did stand
a balmy breeze amidst tall palm trees
her senses alert foul play is at hand
sunlight  glistened upon a deep sea

Following her inner voice into the brush
the sound of warrior drums growing
cat and Truedessa sprinted with a rush
in  blue  haze a vision started showing

An army of monkeys had Capt'n Pat
who was behind this sinister plot
an empress laughed, wearing Pat's  hat
"who will save you from this lot"

The empress spoke of  magical stones
Truedessa would offer to make a deal
stepping out into the light as it shone
the spotted cat closely at her heels

The empress was impressed by her glow
I want rare gems hidden in a secret cave
bring me the stones and I will let him go
if not, you two might dig your own grave

Now, Truedessa agreed to the wicked terms
the cat by her side and some monkey guards
she would feed that evil woman some worms
calling upon the powers of pirates graveyards

Traveling the trail upwards towards the sky
conjuring lions to chase off a monkey or two
a battle of wit,  as a mystical dragon did fly
beyond the vines,  the cavern came into view

Truedessa entered into the dark cold walls
as bats flew around her head in swarms
trembling from cold, she thought she'd fall
from somewhere a burst of fire kept her warm

Two  giant gemstone glistening inside the lair
lustrous eyes of a dragon with a beating heart
Truedessa softly sighed and said a silent prayer
to injure this creature she would have no part

Descending the mountain,  she needed a plan
how would she appease the fury of the empress
under a setting sun,  she met a mountain man
who offered her help in  a magical necklace

Returning  the empress demanded the gemstones
Truedessa  held out instead  a strand of white pearls
explaining  they came from the eternal life throne
Just as the empress placed them on the wind whirled

The belly of the earth shook,  a giant quake
Capt'n Pat hollered we need to get out of here
around the empresses neck a hissing snake
choking on her own words, she disappeared

Truedessa and the cat quickly set Capt'n Pat free
running towards the beach in record speed
they longed to be back on  their ship on the sea
swooping down a dragon came in a time of need

Jumping  on his back they soared the skyline
Truedessa exhausted fell into a deep sleep
Capt'n Pat and his spotted cat were fine
resting in the land of nod a dreamer weeps

author's note: This was written in the spirit
of two light hearted fools. May they always
follow that star of dreams...For those who
don't know I have written several of these
adventures in the past.  Thanks for taking
the time to read this long story/poem.

sharing with Poets United


  1. Good to see the three travelers again! Saved by the dragon she was wise enough not to hurt.

    1. Hi Alex, I have a few of these in drafts and the spirit moved me to post one today. She was wise indeed as the dragon is a loyal friend and she would face the consequences of the evil force before she would hurt such a magical creature.

  2. I love this, Truedessa! :) What a wonderful story, and I'm always so impressed by your talent to put it in a poem! The adventures of Truedessa, Capt'n Pat and the Cat are awesome, please keep them coming :)

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year <3 May it be full of love and light.
    Blessings and lots of hugs to you,

    1. Hi Beate, Happy New Year to you! Thanks for visiting. It has been a while since I posted an adventure so glad you enjoyed reading it :)

      Bright Blessings to you as well!

  3. lol feeding her worms would have been a nice fate but the snake was a far better one. She already probably had fleas from all the monkeys lol another dragon at play too, sure works for the cat

    1. lol - Hey Pat, I was feeling it today so you know I had to post one as they were always fun to give a run. Glad it worked for the cat...hahaha

    2. That's what a blue guy said, blue he never said you should sail to Bora... with... THE CAT!
      Okay, I need to sit down now.

    3. Blue no need to sit down...I am still here have no fear.

    4. lol with the cat but no Blue
      Whatever will he do

  4. Such an intriguing tale :D wishing you a bright & joyous new year ahead :D

    1. Thank you Sanaa - wishing you a wonderful 2016

  5. and to many more adventures! :)

  6. Great adventure, Truedessa. I had not read one of these adventures in a while. I am glad to see the 'fools' are still exploring the world!

    1. Hi Mary,

      I know it has been a while but, I guess the new year made me a bit sentimental. I decided to post one as those "fools" did have a good time looking for Bora.

  7. What an adventure....this would be perfect written as a book and illustrated!

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read this rather long tale. I always found these fun to write.

  8. Oh I have missed those great adventures.. So great to see you traveling the seven seas again..

    1. Hi Bjorn and Happy New Year to you! Yes, it has been quite some time. So glad you came over to read this one.

  9. I remember reading at least one other of your story/poem adventures and really enjoyed it, and this one too. It's great fun and I love your imagination. I would love to read more! Happy New Year to you, Truedessa!
    Gayle ~

    1. Thank you Bodhirose, for taking the time to read another segment in the light hearted fool adventures...Happy New Year to you as well!

  10. No need to thank me for reading this poem. I didn't find it long at all and I so much enjoyed the tale of two good fools looking for adventure. I envision this as a chilren's/adult story. So nice. Keep writing these Trudessa. You have something here.

    1. Thank you Myrna - I appreciate the read and comment. Yes, these always did make for a good story.

  11. I have so missed the adventures of Truedessa and Captain Pat and am thrilled to begin the new year reading another of their adventures. Loved this, my friend. I have news, will e you when I get a minute. Keep dreaming, your dreams make things happen, LOL.

    1. Hi Sherry,

      I know it has been awhile and they were always fun to write. I hope the news is good cannot wait to hear how it works out :)

  12. Great story...Thanks, for this treat in the pantry.

    1. Thanks ZQ! Glad you enjoyed the adventure.

  13. Enchanting and engaging. Good decision on not hurting the dragon. More adventures please.

    Happy New Year, Truedessa.

    1. Thank you totomai - Happy New Year to you as well!

  14. What a charming epic. A delight to read ... and imagine!

    1. Thank you Wendy - Happy New Year to you!

  15. ah, a most arresting epic here - hooking us from beginning to end. I also like the subtlety of the rhyme; it never overpowers, with several half-rhymes seeing to that and aiding the flow. good stuff!

    1. Thank you so much! As a writer I am always happy when readers enjoy these story/poems. The comment is appreciated.

  16. very nice poem
    good luck

  17. I love these whimsical adventures with Pat. If setting out on a magical adventure is foolish and dumb, then I don't want to be considered smart. I'd rather fight a horde of monkeys!

    1. haha - I guess there are some advantages to being foolish. My inner child does like to have a word or two.

  18. Ah, it was fun adventure! Sorry, Truedessa got exhausted...but hopefully slept enough to restore and renew....quite a trip for New Year feed :) Happy New Year to you!

    1. Happy New Year to you as well humbird..hope your year if filled with wonderful poetry.

  19. Ooh arrr, Capt'n Pat in the Hatt
    How about that
    Along with Truedessa
    I must confessor
    That such pirate prose
    Don't you knows
    Left me all at sea
    With wondrous glee

    Gary, Gary, quite contrary...

    1. Gary Gary,

      How does your garden grow
      with garden gnomes all aglow
      tis magical you know....

      so nice to see you friend
      good wishes I do send...

  20. luv the telling of this adventurous tale; its for me who love to be told a story, a read-again-and-again-poem

    Happy New Year Trudessa may you experience wonderful new adventures in The Land of Creativity this 2016
    and Thank you for dropping in at my Sunday Lime

    much love...

    1. Thank you Gillena - A read-again-and again-poem..I like that! You are quite welcome I enjoy your poetry and site as it very uplifting.

  21. Ooh pirate ships and adventures (claps Alice..and me) - we love - not at all foolish to dream and play..that is the brighter side of life..

    1. haha - So glad Alice and you enjoyed this adventure. The imagination had to come into play for a day.

  22. Clapping hands. I loved it!