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(A few minor tweaks. Also cut one stanza at the start and added a new one at the end, taking into account some comments on the pervious version.)

Like a bird without wings
Or a dog with no bark
Life's tough for a dragon
Without a spark

While others breathe fire
With maddening ease
Poor Russell's best shot
Is a sad little wheeze

See, this odd-one-out
Is a breather of ice
And his being unusual
Comes at a price

He watches his sisters
Puff great plumes of flame
And hangs his malfunctioning
Head in shame

How he longs to take part
When they go out to raze
Hamlets, castles and huts
And set buildings ablaze

But he's not like the others
And never will be
So who then, thought Russell
to himself, was he?

Could he join with the birds
Since he knew how to fly?
Or live with the lizards
And give up the sky?

Or should he be something...

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Russell The Dragon 2.0
Metaphorest Released Aug 12, 2014
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