One Stop Poetry – Friday poetically


Knight 3

The Knight – Repentant

So many dreams of greatness,
So much pride, – the quest, my
Badge of honour, worn jauntily.

Of all the battles won, obstacles
Overcome – this last, the swamp
Of knowledge, cost mightily.

Here I learned at last that winning
Cannot matter – the journey is
The prize, I failed miserably.

All the lessons I rejected
The repercussions I ignored
Trap me now, unrelenting.

At last I understand that
My bravery was foolhardiness;
My courtesy mere pandering;

My gallantry was lustfulness;
My honour – ostentation
And now I pay the price.

My limbs can’t fight the quicksand
Of squandered opportunity
And so I die…silently.

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About SallyJ

I am a writer and a poet.
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8 Responses to One Stop Poetry – Friday poetically

  1. Sandra says:

    The poem so fitting to the picture, powerful and deeply moving.

  2. brian says:

    oh, very nice…facing that last battle he finds himself mired in the sands…mmm….makes me think of more personal battlefields men die on…

    • Sally j Blackmore says:

      Thanks for reading it…as you say we carry the seeds of our own discontent, if not destruction. Oh dear…how gloomy

  3. I want to offer him a hand out of that quagmire. Poor dab!

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