27/04/2021 – DAY 27
Patriotism (Ringlorn) with Alexanderine.
In days of yore when knights were bold,
And ladies were happy with it.
There was heroism; there was true gallantry.
Knights were from the upper classes.
They had a code of good conduct.
Ladies expected them to be brave, fearless too.
Knights were loyal to the royals.
King and Queen they served to the death.
That was the Knightly code; They took a sacred oath.
Where did that loyalty,come from? Love so pure that they would give up,
their own lives for others; true patriotism.
I recall patriotism.
I served our Queen and gained a medal.
I took an oath, swore secrecy.
When I look back I am,
surprised by my actions.
In today’s (optional) prompt, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem inspired by an entry from the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The entries are very vivid – maybe too vivid! But perhaps one of the sorrows will strike a chord with you, or even get you thinking about defining an in-between, minor, haunting feeling that you have, and that does not yet have a name.
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I have chosen “ringlorn” and shall be writing it with an Alexandrine at the end of each stanza.
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