The Return of the Knights [sonnet]

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How hard it is to be a knight today!
Damsels never now confess to feeling
they’ve fallen in distress or disarray
(building up defences for concealing).
The concept of his chivalry they deem
to be anachronistic foolery.
Such men, it seems, are judged to be extreme
and not respected for their bravery.
But though these knights have largely been mothballed
as ignorance extinguishes the light;
the time will come when they will be recalled
to stand alongside angels in the fight.
For when this world has slithered into black
the ones who see will cry: “The knights are back!”

© 2012, Alan Morrison

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