Treasure Island

Adam M. Snow

(5/30/1988 / Phoenix, AZ)

Fall Of The Once Rising Knight


Let it be told of the rising knight, as if foretold
upon a shallow day, upon this advent of May.
A treacherous battle looming, roaring of bloodshed,
left a stronghold knight among the many dead; not he.
Stained upon the white he bore, now dripping red;
standing alone a victor nor a hero,
a man not, but none alone.

In the wake of the love that cast him out,
in the wage of war, bearing shadow of doubt;
Is he the coming of death, or just a man?
Cursed upon trials to weak to stand,
forever kneeling; forever bowing.

An eternity to embrace the fall of man,
corrupted by the hearts for which he stand.
A stronghold, now weak is he;
the fall of a once rising knight,
a victim was he, till his final fight.

A knight of white was he now bearing black,
overwhelmed by the creed and strife he lacked.
Surrendering to his demons, his soul he gave;
to be a king, yet to be a slave.
Until the following advent of May;
to be born the blackest of Knights and the fall of days.
The end of eternity begins with he.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 06, 2013

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  • Kelvin Owusu (6/22/2013 3:57:00 AM)

    an excellent knights tale, honestly enjoyed reading this, flowed so well, each line complimented each other nicely (Report) Reply

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