Knights In Armor

When you fall in love with the knight in armor
you know you’ve got trouble
‘Cause there’s a reason why he’s wearing all that gear
So he doesn’t have to let you in
So you can’t see the damage done
That’s why he’s only passing through
Pulls chicks out of grim castle dungeons
drops them off in a sunlit yard, upon a new path
then carries on, rides away
Sometimes he may linger awhile
and fool you into thinking he will lay down his sword
like you were the one he was holding out for
Some of those knights get hooked on the deed
and all the moonstruck notoriety
the worship razmataz that goes along with being hero
He’ll rescue you on a regular basis even once you’re out of the dark
just to see your admiring face and bask in the praise
Yet never quite stepping down off his horse or
removing the chest piece
Never laying down the shield
Just hanging around to be the good guy
and bask in the glory
When you fall in love with the knight in armor
you just know you’ve got troubles
Thinking all the hard trails and blind passage
finally have a purpose
All the burning mishaps lead up to his gallant call
But everyone knows that knights in shining armor
don’t know much about falling in love
don’t know much about falling at all
They’re only on a quest, and always on the move
with a mission to fill and something to prove
So if you fall in love with knights like these
If you think you’ll be the one to bring a stray heart to his knees
and rescue him from a loveless life
You may be only fooling yourself
It’s time for you to jump on your own horse
and ride

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About Unsungpoet

Life-long poet, numerologist, author of other previously unpublished works :)
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10 Responses to Knights In Armor

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Love the poem, and yes get your own horse and maybe a tin opener??

  2. Beverly Kalinin says:

    Love this, Judi. Is it a new poem? That picture looks like you…really?

    • Unsungpoet says:

      No, not me, the photo is almost 100 years old! It’s Cecelia, a lady I knew and whose house I once lived in after she died, she was about 20 in the pic, and a cool old lady when I knew her.

  3. LouAnn Baudrand says:

    Sounds like you know my life. Wonderful poem, Judi.

  4. Lindy Lee says:

    No such thing as the knight in shining, or any other kind of, armor; but there seems to be no lack of hopeful damsels in distress…

  5. Ben Naga says:

    Shrewd observation and wise advice.

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