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The Sly One, Raistlin
Always the weaker twin
Magic his only comfort
For it he gives everything
All his soul lingering
All vestiges of support

You wanted Power
A delicate Flower
To be respected to the end
Your brother's understanding
A chance at commanding
And a trusting friend

You scared the mages
Throughout the ages
Crysania loved you
Though your robes were black
Bupu was your Little One
Loved you for what you had done
And your brother knew you...
You gave it up for that?

Into the Portal
You went, mortal
To come out a god
Raistlin Majere
You didn't see clearly
Caramon showed you a fraud

He showed you sorrow
What would be tomorrow
If you won the game
The desolation
Of your creation
The quenching of your flame

You scared the mages
Throughout the ages
Crysania loved you
Though your robes were black
Bupu was your Little One
Loved you for what you had done
And your brother knew you...
You gave it up for that?

Was it worth the pain?
What was your gain
For all your sacrifice?
Was it worth the fear?
Worth Crysania dear?
Worth your soul of ice?

The Sly One, Raistlin
Always the weaker twin
Magic his only comfort
For it he gives everything
All his soul lingering
All vestiges of support

You scared the mages
Through all the ages
Crysania gave everything
Bupu was your Little One
Caramon knew what you had done -

But at least you won your nothing.
Written about Raistlin Majere from Dragonlance. The timeline is after the Legends books. The entire poem is supposed to be very caustic and wry, especially the last line.
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midnightreader Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
I feel somewhat sad now..but happy at the same time
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YlaranialaMajere Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks? It really isn't a very cheerful poem :S
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midnightreader Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
LOL not really, but mine isn't either :P well what did i expect for a poem of raistlin :)
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Dragon-Dame Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
SWEET!
I love Raistlin! This is really good!
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YlaranialaMajere Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! I love him too. He ish awesome. A bit unwise, but awesome.
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Dragon-Dame Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
he is isnt he :-)
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