A Jousting Tragedy

by Poetic Ninja aka Papachopchop   Dec 23, 2007

The trumpets sounded,
A glorious hymn,
A contest of skill,
Between these two men.

The jousting arena,
Provided a wonderous view,
For each of the spectators,
To see this thing though.

They bring me my horse,
A gallant white steed,
With a wild free spirit,
To summon great speed.

They bring me my shield,
Complete with my crest,
So that everyone will know,
That I am the best.

I take a deep breath,
And grip tight my lance,
I move to the starting point,
There's no second chance.

There was a thunderous silence,
As the flag fell down low,
This marked the beginning,
To the start of this show.

I exploded into a gallop,
And unleashed the horse power,
It's hooves beating the ground,
Leaving behind a dirt shower

My eyes stayed focused,
On the target ahead,
For the black knight was unstoppable,
Or so it was said.

When our lances collided,
I thought I was finished,
When I looked back and noticed,
That he was diminished.

But what is this pain,
I feel in my chest,
His lance actually struck me,
Above my left breast.

I fell from my horse,
And bled where I lie,
This wasn't a victory,
For I'm going to die.

Forgive me, oh family,
I did only my best,
I am leaving for heaven,
For some much needed rest.


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Latest Comments

  • 12 years ago

    by SweetSuicide

    Simlpy love it yea thanks for the help ..

  • 12 years ago

    by Mollie

    Nice detail I like how it walked you through the whole scene... nice work. loved it, keep it up.

  • 12 years ago

    by Crystal Gaze

    An Excellent write.
    Truly, you portrayed this very well. The tittle really caught my attention, and the poem didn't let me down.
    Very Attention grasping.
    Keep it up:)

  • 12 years ago

    by Lecrissa

    Oh wow, Great story..

    I fell from my horse,
    And bled where I lie,
    This wasn't a victory,
    For I'm going to die.

    I would add <this day> to the verse cause it seems to fit but its great the way it is.

  • 12 years ago

    by NyellMoonlight

    I like it a lot... Interesting and very unique poem. The story behind it is great and the rhythm that follows emotions through the whole piece is exciting. The twist in the end is very sad and tragic yet very effective.
    The only thing I don't like are the rhymes because they seemed too typical. I don't want to offend you, that is just my opinion but I think that sometimes it's better to write non rhyming poetry then to force rhymes.
    All in all, great work!
    Keep writing