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.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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17 Responses to The Honor of the King

  1. 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.

  2. Misky says:

    Really good metaphors, Linda.

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Closing lines are gems…

  4. Debbie says:

    What a great way to celebrate ! God bless!

  5. 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..:)

  6. Well played metaphor. Timeless!

  7. Great rhythm in this… I especially loved, All hail His strength and might
    All hail His grace and light… so true

  8. This is beautiful. I especially love the closing lines.

  9. kanzensakura says:

    A lovely write. Feasting on bread and wine – that communion with the King who fought all our battles for us. Blessings.

  10. brian miller says:

    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…

  11. claudia says:

    i def. like the feasting on bread and wine – and i love that he fought that fight already for us…

  12. The metaphor and the form works excellently in your favor here Linda.. wonderfully done..

  13. Gabriella says:

    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.

  14. Mary says:

    ” 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!

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