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The gallant knight once spoke:
terrors and horrors he’d seen,
fire-forged clanks and screams,
corrupt kings; heroes that broke.

His eyes were stern; old and wise,
afflicted by swords of thought.
In his mind’s eye he battled still,
in wars that scarred the skies.

He could no longer lament or feel,
so adrift was he in the past,
comrades and lovers fell and fall,
with swift wounds he couldn’t heal.

Trembling, his hands betrayed him,
they cried the tears his eyes would not,
his ale untouched, his heart shaken,
in an lifetime sad and dim.

The gallant knight never existed,
his words and acts never scripted,
yet one could discover oneself in him,
unless, you once missed it.

All not saved will be lost.

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The following comments are for "The gallant knight"
by Siah

The White Knight
This says to me that as we get older we reminisce about all the friends who have passed on...wanting so to be with them...It's hard being the last...Please pass on your memories, for how will we remember your life...Hail to all the gallant knights who have fought so we could be free... enjoyable...Kacee

( Posted by: Nitz Kitty [Member] On: September 15, 2007 )

gallant knights
enjoyed this very much, Siah, well told with many trip-off-the-tongue turns of phrase, nicely done...

can't help but wonder though, is there an ungallant knight poem also? or a rogue's poem? and how would your particular poetic skill distill the essence of that life?

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: September 15, 2007 )

Bravery may be the soul of fame, but it is not the soul itself. I love how you make the notion poetic!


( Posted by: ArsPoet2789ica [Member] On: September 17, 2007 )

response to 'the gallant knight'
I love this turn of phrase; ''fire-forged clanks and screams'', and it is not uncommon that the good gallant knight is found, still, in the deepest and darkest hour of poet's lament- live life with distinction.


( Posted by: firstedition [Member] On: October 22, 2008 )

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