Elegy for a Fairytale – #poem

There are no knights in shining armour,
There is no chivalry;
There are only nights of drunken ardour
Followed by confused apologies. 
The damsels in distress collect
Social security: 
There is no chivalry 
Nor any Knights in shining armour now
I wonder if there ever were
.

Though once upon a time I thought I knew one who
Took me into his care;
Under his roof he offered me his time,
Yet it my darkest hour of all

I found he was not there: 
There is no happy-ever-after
Nor any once upon a time
For all in love is foul where foul is fair
.

Yet still we seek our knights in shining armour
Sculpt castles in the sky
Where we imagine will live in splendour
With our knights by our side
Most willingly:
Our castles in the sky
Are like a rainbow, or ‘a parting cloud:’
A dream of love, born only for to die.

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