Old Knight


An old knight stands alone

Upon a hill of bone and blood.

His armor creak

As he shifts his feet.

Once silver now tarnished,

Once smooth now dented

The armor darken by red stains.
An old knight stands alone

With friends long gone.

His breath labored,

His body in pain,

As he prepares once again

To fight to kill.

To defend this hill
An old knight stands alone

Against the oncoming horde.

He stands against his foe,

With blade drawned
Notched and chipped.

He takes them one by one,

Till the battle is done.
An old knight stands alone

Far from his home.

His blade now broken

And helm now torn.

His thoughts go far now,

To where his family dwell

To where his child wails.
An old knight lies alone.

Among the dead’s bones.

His eyes are closed,

His heart now stilled.

His family now safe.

His nation now saved.

Thanks to his choice.
An old knight lies alone.

His body gone,

His armor decayed.

A stone now stands

Where his blade did dance.

He made safe his family’s life
At the price of his own.
An old knight lies alone,

His bones long gone.

But now and then

You can see him stand.

Upon that old hill,

Soundless and still,

Standing guard once again.

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