Historical Knight

Historical Knight

A Poem by Siddartha Beth Pierce

 

Medieval veils
close the trails
of those left behind us
yet open the gate
between you and I
in our previous incarnation.

 

A lover spent
who paid my rent
on his sixpence
while his wife
reviled, as did I
to see him
go away-


to not return
but leave us both
in this world all alone-


kindred sprits were we
in our love for thee
but I your true soulmate
and she the one
you were sold off to
fo the king's ransom.

 

All is done now
as he is gone
I live the rest of my life
in misery,
missing the man
that brought me
the only hope
that a poor young woman
could have,
a true love's smile
only for awhile
did it last.

 

And though you may
think my part in this
menagerie,
is disresputible
my lover and I had
an honest bond
everlasting-


he never paid
in the end,
we were simply placed
within a situation
in which he
was taken by someone
that loved him
not as I did-


but owned him
by the ring.

 

Though I have his heart
and soul-


My lover, medieval, he,
lost at war
will forever be
mine in the end.

 

A tart you may say
was my calling,
but ours was real
set upon a seal
of our kiss upon undying love
when he left me last
promised to return
and to leave her, but, alas-


it will never be,
as he made it
not from the shores
of the war
but fell to the enemy's sword-


forever,
I work no more
but wear the black
of the wife
I should have been.

 

 

© 2008 Siddartha Beth Pierce


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you have painted this tale in shades of a dangerous liason , an affair de trois . capturing the sadness of the heart draped in black .

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow, sad...you brought into her world. i could feel the longing...the title does say it all...just wonderfully done...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The loss of a soldier, be he knight. Fighting for King and country. A sad tale of the tears of his lover my friend.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A beautiful piece of work this...about a love forbidden through eyes full of understanding and empathy...and the historical perspective lends it a tinge of the exotic...beautiful...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Thank you for leading me to this wonderful poem. I love it. It makes me want to write one more poem for the other woman. I will have to ponder on this some more. : )

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Honey you deserve so much more than badges! you are Gods gift to all the lives you touch, you put me right in the 1600's walking the path of and ocean...excellente! xx00x0x0x0x

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Congrats on your Winning Poem. Great Job

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I can relate to the flavour of this very well� Your structure and direction here is very solid, it reads like a classic crossing dimensions. The title says it all. You know how to weave a romantic mood and carry the reader!



Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

fo the king's ransom

perhaps "for" the king's ransom? This is completely EXCELLENT!! I loved this! I felt her pain and her longing. It seems to me that she is in reflection ... this is exactly what I asked for....perfection in classic romance. Thank you!

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Siddartha Beth Pierce
Siddartha Beth Pierce

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