A Knight's Way

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A knight struggles to find peace and the path that is rightous.

Submitted: December 07, 2007

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A Knight's Way

By The Knights of The Light, from The World of Eath created by Rafael Lopez

I am a knight
One of courage and valor
I will fight
To regain the peaceful days of yore.

Those days long forsaken
For peace seems so hard to achieve
When we stand in a fen
But I tell you, my man, this pain of war shall one day leave.

I stand tall in the rising sun
Before this enemy host
My spear is forward and I shan't run
Yet I be humble and do not boast

I am but one man
A knight I call myself
I am part of no clan
I am not the best warrior on the shelf

What can one man do against a foe so vast?
I may thrust my spear and be assailed by twenty thousand more
No weapon can defeat them, no matter what steel was cast
Inward they will pour

I am a knight of nobility
Pardon me for my bright blade
Which brings death to man's city
And tears to families whom I raid

Pardon me for all those whom I have slain
For all those who I did not spare
That the green grass their blood does stain
I know those deeds were not fair.

Pardon me for coming here
With death on my sword
When I am the only one who should shed a tear
Not any kind man in this horde

I see no light in this task
How can I call myself a knight
When I slay before I ask?
How do I know that I have done right?

A man such as I
Knows not when the day
Arrives that I lose a battle and die
When extinguished is my honor's last ray

I am a knight
And if I have no honor in what I do
Then death for me is right
If I cannot become anew

By my sword fell many a man
Who came from a faraway land
They had courage such as I, for none ran
They fought fierce and made their stand.

I do not belittle their lives
'Tis unjust for me to do so
To keep their family safe is what every man strives
Safely down the river of life they want to row

They all had wives
Children perhaps, and even farms
For my cause I ended their lives
For my cause I did them harm

Fighting for what you believe in
Is not always the righteous way
For you slay your own kin
Is that right? I say

I am a knight
Yet a man nonetheless
I try to find what is right
Before I make a large mess

I am a man like everyone
We are all alike
Under one sun
Why must anyone strike?

May the stars be my guide
And shine their wisdom upon me
My faults and fiendish acts, may they abide
And look into my heart, honor may they see

For even though my past be troubled
My future path is what matters
For the past I shall not double
My ill deeds shall be left in tatters

When I look into a water so serene
I see a man
Who I can mold and who I can preen
A man whose destiny I can plan

I am a knight
Onward from this moment
A Knight of The Light
Of the town Ebbenron I am resident

I have become a true knight
And yet I still carry a sword
We do not fight
For blest our hearts be, by our lord.

We carry our swords with respect
To all those around
We learn the path that is correct
To honor we are bound

From this moment onward
I know that a knight I have become
Wise words I have heard
That speak to only some

I shan't stray from my path
For no temptation of immorality
The road before me hath
And those who cannot hold to the oath of honor, I do pity

I am a knight of valor
I stand strongly here
Upon the brink of the world, listening to the sea's roar
I have found my way, for my ship I steer

I am a Knight of The Light
Light of mind and of heart
Together we hold much might
We can never be broken apart.

Unity is within us all
In knighthood we are
Brave those are who heed the call
For goodwill can see us from afar

Do not fear many a wrong
Do them justice and straighten their roads
Sing them a song
And into something beautiful will turn the toads.

 
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