Knight In Dark Armour

Knight In Dark Armour

 

My Knight, you have arrived!

 

Yesterday, you rode a white horse,

Seduced me with hypnotic promises,

Boldly conquered my resistance.

 

Yesterday, I swept up to your side,

Propelled by your false strength,

A wild bird soaring in flight.

 

Today, you are an unmasked stranger,

Fury, blind jealousy behind your disguise,

Brutal fists, nightmarish reality.

 

Today, I cringe and weep fearful tears,

Crushed beneath your black boots,

A victim of your loveless charms.

 

Tomorrow, you will soothe my sadness,

Satan-soft vows of repentance,

Wilted roses in your outstretched hands.

 

Tomorrow, I’ll ride nervously by your side,

My eyes on a bleak horizon,

Captured and broken, a bird in a cage.

 

My Knight, I have died!

 

By Cara Swann

 

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