I saw her at the end of the road
Perhaps walking alone
Though a lonely boulevard,
Or walking down the palatial stairs
With dejected steps,
Or perhaps I saw her
In the slumbering town
Hiding beneath the mountains
In a shadowy nook of the world.
An unmistakable anguish in her face
The damsel in distress
Wondering if I was
The Knight in shining armour;
Or perhaps she was
But the illusory dream
Of a time bygone.
My drifting soul
Pervading the misty wind
With all the valour and gallantry
Abounding to be poured
Into a form resembling me
Not an ordinary boy desiring to be man
But a saviour with his brandished steel
Confronting ‘the multiple villanies of nature’.
I left stranded,
In a battle whose outcome I already know,
Yet I depart to meet my finality
At a war that was never mine
At a dream dearly deceased.