David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines
hradzka

APED: "obsolescence"

A long time ago and a long way away,
there was a young knight, decked in all his array,
and there wasn't one finer, the people did say,
a long time ago and a long way away.

He rode for a princess, he rode for a queen,
and he rode out for things that are not touched or seen,
like duty, and honor, but still, in between,
he rode for a princess, he rode for a queen.

He fought the queen's battles; for the princess he slew
ogres and dragons and manticores, too,
and the mens' blood ran red, and the ogres' ran blue.
He fought the queen's battles; for the princess he slew.

Soon the battles were won, and the monsters were dead,
so the knight turned to court, and to living, instead.
And he drank too much wine, and took whores to his bed.
Soon the battles were won, and the monsters were dead.

A long time ago, and a long way away,
was an old knight whose belly scarce fit his array,
who wished for a monster or two he could slay --
a long time ago and a long way away.
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