Sunday, November 16, 2014

knights in distress...

Photo: (c) Lyn McKelvie 2014.

I'd really had enough
of this thing called love,
I wasn't looking.
I was saying a resounding
"No more to Amore!!" /

And then, when I least expected it,
there you were:
Bang bang banging
on my heart, my castle walls & door.

I've never really been that into princesses,
I prefer the strong women
who don't require rescuing
(I don't mind admitting in this clumsy, manly rhyme) /

But here's the truth
and it may surprise or even shock you:
The real men, the good (not "nice")
knights of this world...

...We're the ones
who need rescuing, from time to time.

(c) Brent M Harpur 2014.

“Fairy tales are more than true:
Not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
(Neil Gaiman, 'Coraline'.)

“Sleeping on a dragon's hoard
with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart,
he had become a dragon himself.”
(C.S. Lewis)

“If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.” 
(Ilona Andrews)