The Honor of the King
I’m jousting for His honor
I’m jousting for my King
I willingly wear His armor
As bride I wear His ring
It is He who defends
Of His great love I sing
To the throne He ascends
The vict’ry isn’t mine
When the enemy offends
With my King I’ll dine
Once He has won the fight
We’ll feast on bread and wine
All hail His strength and might
All hail His grace and light
The prompt at dVerse Poets Pub today was revealed a day early. We’re having a medieval tournament to celebrate the passing of the Pub keys from Brian and Claudia to Bjorn. So I’ve taken the tournament theme and written a terza rima sonnet of sorts about jousting.
My thought is that it must be terrible to be a woman nowadays, always expected to be sharp. We are living in a terrible time.
As long as I have my King Jesus I am content with living in the time He had placed me. Each time period has its challenges and expectations for both sexes.
Really good metaphors, Linda.
Closing lines are gems…
What a great way to celebrate ! God bless!
A inspiring song of chivalry one can read here.. a fairy tale ending when knight and fair lady.. when the fight of ringed finger for love so fair..:)
Well played metaphor. Timeless!
Great rhythm in this… I especially loved, All hail His strength and might
All hail His grace and light… so true
This is beautiful. I especially love the closing lines.
A lovely write. Feasting on bread and wine – that communion with the King who fought all our battles for us. Blessings.
made me smile…the feasting on him while with him..
just be sure to wear the full armor…and realize in the end
he has won the fight…
i def. like the feasting on bread and wine – and i love that he fought that fight already for us…
The metaphor and the form works excellently in your favor here Linda.. wonderfully done..
I like that you used the medieval images in a personal way. Sadly during the Crusades many battles were fought in his name but not for his name.
When we forget that the battle is His, and He’s already won, thing like the crusades is sadly what we get.
Actually, the beginning of the Crusades were fought to defend themselves from an enemy that had been torturing and killing Christians for two hundred years… That is my understanding of how and why they began.
” Once He has won the fight
We’ll feast on bread and wine ” — I especially like these lines, Linda. And I do think He will prove victorious over all!