Knight has fallen
There is no light, no warmth
only darkness and cold
as he gropes along passion's pathways
crammed with damsels
innocent and bold.
Silence is his armored suit
that deflects the arrows from his heart
but the mace of her allure
batters it apart.
Her shadows hide her faithless heart.
Her beauty veils her dishonesty.
He sees not, her glaring pride
and does not grasp her treachery.
Though he hungers for her arms
they will, but twist his desperate dreams
and turn the thumbscrews of his lust
until he’s pressured to extremes.
Yet, he begins to understand:
A righteous man
encased in steel and skulk the land
crestfallen, crawling from his pain.
Sometimes a knight’s heroic;
pursues his quest until the end..
Sometimes a knight surrenders;
unto a Lady’s lure he bends.
He is her knight in shining moonlight.
But, now, he entreats the starless sky
to grant his dismal petition:
The courage to say good-bye.