This is a revision of an old poem I wrote when I dreamed of finding the perfect Knight in Shining Armor. The original poem was just too depressing and, as most of you know, I much prefer happy endings.
Demise Return of the Knight in Shining Armor
I don’t understand why you don’t just leave.
I’ve kicked you out and said my goodbyes.
Don’t you get it? I’m past the need to grieve.
Go away and take your sad puppy dog eyes.
I’ve packed your bags made of imitation leather.
They are waiting for you out by the street.
It’s such a shame about the lousy rainy weather.
I guess that’s what you get for your deceit.
You’ve stalked my dreams for way too long.
You trailed empty promises like sweets.
I’m sick of you. It’s time for your swan song.
Go find someone new, just troll the streets.
I once thought of you as my noble knight.
I saw your reflection in countless eyes.
Sadly, none of them were perfectly right.
All of them ended in lonely goodbyes.
So, now I want you gone. Yes, today!
You’ve not lived up to your promised part.
Who needs your fantasies anyway?
Go haunt some other lonely girl’s heart.
What’s that you say? Are you sure?
Don’t go. You can stay awhile.
Oh, he definitely has your allure.
Ooh, look. He even has your smile.
This revised poem is dedicated to Jim. I’d almost given up, but then you gave me the best hug, made me laugh at something I shouldn’t have and told me you loved my writing. I knew it then. I’d found my knight with his sweet and mischievous smile:~)
Hold On…Don’t Click Off Yet!!
What about you? What characteristics did you want in your maiden warrior or knight?
When you were young, did you see someone as a knight in shining armor or maiden warrior? This can be anybody…a boy/girl friend, an actor or actresses, a teacher…okay, I have to stop before it gets too weird:~)
When you were a kid, did you read fairy tales? If so, what was your favorite?
Source of Header Drawing: The Big Box of Art, 1924 drawing of a knight on horseback