Legend by Shelby Gray

Artwork by Shelby Gray

The massive, miserable, misunderstood monster,

Roars his lonely lament to the sky.

Sorrowfully knowing, with all of his heart,

That no one will hear his cry.


Fire flows freely from his enormous jaws,

And the bravest of men would run from his claws.

But his wonderful strength was something to take,

And man claimed it as his own.


For the creature, it sobs tears of diamonds!

For its scales, they do shine like gold!

But the creature has vanished from all of our world,

Disappearing into the tales of the old.


Shelby Gray

Shelby Layn Gray is 12 years old and enjoys Calvin and Hobbes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Invader ZIM, and Avatar. She is completly crazy, and not only enjoys it, but has claimed it to be one of her best traits.
Artwork by Shelby Gray
  1. Awesome Job!!! I love it!

  2. Well done Shelby! Both the poem and the artwork!
    Diane Busey-Bird

  3. Fantastic job Shelby!! Very impressive! “Cousaunt” Betsy

  4. Awesome – little did I know I live next door to a literary genius!

  5. A fabulous poem by my fantabulous niece !! Great job kiddo…we are so proud of all you do. Aunt Kelly and boys

  6. Shelby, what a talent you possess. The artwork and literary content are excellent!