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