Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Care And Feeding Of Dragons

“A blog is like a dragon. You have to feed it all the time and sometimes you get burned”
unattributed quote, collected here by Scicurious.  (if you know who, let me know.)

If you want to own a dragon, there’s some things you ought to know
Though they’re cute when really tiny, if you feed them, they will grow—
And it’s fun to feed a dragon—well, it’s really fun at first,
Till you’re bleeding from the bite-marks and the blisters that have burst!
Finding food, at first, is simple, cos it’s laying all around,
And a dragon, when it’s little, eats whatever you have found.
As the months and years continue, dragon-feeding can get tricky,
As it’s eaten all the easy finds and now is getting picky
But you’ve got to feed the dragon, though it’s taking all your time
(And it really doesn’t help, should you decide to feed it rhyme)
All the dragon owners tell you, cos it’s something that they’ve learned,
That no matter how you feed it, there are times that you’ll get burned.

If you see I’ve written something, and you really wonder why
Well, I have to feed the dragon, or it’s gonna up and die.


Anonymous said...

I'm just starting to feed the damn dragon, and I have to say, the more I do, the more I respect everyone else who does, just for the time/effort involved.

shellity said...

For all those days that you burn your hands and graze your noggin trying to feed the dragon what it wants, there is occasionally a beautiful day when the dragon simply feeds itself; all you have to do is wipe its chops afterwards.

The Ridger, FCD said...

Cuttle, your dragon is so beautiful that I'm selfishly very glad you slave for it.

Cuttlefish said...

My dragon owes you an awful lot, you know, Ridger.