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For Queen & Country4 - The Chessboard Series: KNxQN

Farewell of the Fallen Knight

remember my deed O Queen
as your Minor
I projected myself and horse
into the thick of flaying battle
but though I was stout and quick
things went groundward
in the midst of the confusion
everything around me became still
time itself had gone backwards
and there were things that I cannot explain

but forgive me my Queen
because I failed you
and at a time
when the mount of the courageous
was needed and depended upon most
where your kings’ kingdom
should have been resolved
and decided at the edge of a blade
I had only one such thing to bear
because I fell my Queen
my armour became filled with foreign lance
as I pinned them down with my sword
and felled them too, foe for foe

you were my last thought
your name was upon my tongue
your image the statue
from the clay of my pounding heart
then I failed you
as you slipped from my grasp
everything became so small
and your world so far away

please strip me of my honours
and epitaph my ending
but remember my last deed O Queen
for I will always remember you……
CanisInc-Untis
Written by CanisInc-Untis
Published
Author's Note
the hallmark of chivalry

© BHWW 2008
aka CanisInk-Untis
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
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