Poem by Donna M. Monnig
This poem was originally published in Echoes of Time: A Collection of Rhyme (co-authored by me and my mother Mildred L. Monnig). It was recently re-printed in the March 2013 issue of The Greyhound Express.
A Knight in shining armor came to rescue me,
But he did insist that first I pay a finders fee.
Well next I did tell him that I had me no money,
And that’s when he said that he didn’t rescue for free.
We discussed it for a while until he said to me,
You wear a pretty necklace, a necklace fair to see.
I will take your necklace, I will take it as my fee,
Give me now your necklace so I may rescue thee.
So I took my necklace and gave it then to he,
Then he took my arm and said come my good lady.
We nearly reached his horse tied there at the tree,
When a gust of flaming fire came at us suddenly.
It was the angry dragon, he had come after we,
For he wouldn’t let a knight dare to rescue me.
The knight stood rigid, yes rigid there stood he,
And said dragons were not covered in the original fee.
I’m so sorry to you my dear good lady,
How sorry am I, but you must see,
That I’m not paid to risk my life for thee,
An with that my brave knight did flee.
He ran there to his horse, his horse there at the tree,
He mounted on his horse still holding my jewelry.
With wide eyes he waved, “Farewell, farewell,” said he,
He rode off on his horse and left the dragon to me.
©Donna M. Monnig
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