Love Worth Losing All For

What do you See? March 12, 2019

Photo credit : Alarie Tano


He knew what it would mean

Turning back from choice assignment

Riding through mist, across frosty bridge

The consequences significant…

Everything he’d studied, sweated for

Childhood dream he had aspired to…

But he’d counted well and long the cost

And some things were worth

Losing all else for.

Too many times he’d ridden past her

Window, gazed as she worked busily

On yet another tapestry…essentially

Imprisoned—isolated, shunned by

Townsfolk whose shallow minds

Captured nothing about the girl

With complex spirit, beauty.

He’d observed soul’s sorrow tinting

Smile she offered when he briefly

Stopped, bowed before her on one knee…

The Lady of Shalott.

This day, he’d take them both away…

Break curse which kept her bound

To garret gloom…and prevented her

From stealing path to fairest Camelot.

His once desired prize now lost, but not…

Better trade claimed heart…for love, he’d

Yielded Round Table, Court of Camelot.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

15 thoughts on “Love Worth Losing All For

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