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The King in Grey

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The King in Grey

gallant knight on snow white charger 
rides to fame and noble deeds 
finds some roads go on forever 
hero whom nobody needs. 
helm is shining, sword belt buckled 
bears a straight untarnished lance 
rides across a hero's desert 
doesn't get a second glance.

'cross the land dark forces triumph 
do not waste time on the fight 
never muster for the conflict 
have no need to prove who's right 
there's no battle good and proper 
there's no noble war to win 
grey stores open up for business 
wisdom watches fate's coin spin.

good marches under bright white banners 
defends the weak, lifts up the poor 
the devil only moves for profit 
not to risk that in a war 
traders move across dimensions 
lovers meet in trysted time 
riddles twist the mind's eye vision 
find romance in mundane grime 
plots remain in dusty novels 
wordbound fast their stories hold 
do not let their charges wander 
nor their tales for real unfold.

white meets black in chessboard logic 
moves in clearly set out ways 
black meets white and moves conversely 
rules bind both in see-saw plays 
manichean filters shelter 
grand chessmasters in their play 
do not face the moving shadows 
or checkmate the king in grey. 

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  1. Date: 4/12/2009 10:27:00 AM
    Lee, congratulations on your featured poem this week. Keep on sharing. Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 8:17:00 PM
    Lee - Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 4/8/2009 6:49:00 PM
    Congradulations on being featured-good poem-love fellow poet Rhonda kay

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 5:09:00 PM
    "Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week. GB, Always Tyesha"

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 1:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 1:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured this week! Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 6:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your Amazing poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/5/2009 7:37:00 AM
    The flow is continuous like a river, meandering through images of history and proverbial reasoning, throwing up gems of thought everywhere. Awesome! Peace and love, my friend