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A Damsel In Distress MAG

June 30, 2011
By poetfaery BRONZE, Coventry, Rhode Island
poetfaery BRONZE, Coventry, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"Some people are like Slinkies. Not really good for much, but bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs."


The gallant knight set forth on a quest
To rescue a damsel in distress
But when he knocked upon the door,
He found that she was there no more!

He shook his head, so filled with doubt,
And rode back on his steed
To tell the world, in a single shout,
He couldn't do the deed.

Then a maiden came, from around the bend,
Her face a lovely sight
“Fair maid,” he said, “Could you somewhere send
Me a place to sleep tonight?”

She smiled at him, and curtsied deep,
Saying, “Dear knight, why of course.
A place to eat and safely sleep,
And a place to rest your horse.”

He followed her to the inn in town,
They arrived at the break of day.
When she began to depart, he wore a frown,
Asking, “Miss, could you not stay?”

She sat with him at a table there,
And they talked long past morning's light.
There they fell in love, that maiden fair
And the steadfast, noble knight.

They were married soon after, their union blessed
And it seemed their love was fated
But he always said, when he spoke of his quest,
“Princesses are overrated.”



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on May. 29 2013 at 4:58 pm
StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."

Great story and use of rhyme, i loved it! :)

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on Jan. 19 2012 at 4:43 pm
vazenitran98, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,I met a man who had no feet."

Amazing,just beautiful and breathe-taking!

on Jan. 19 2012 at 7:40 am
beautifulspirit PLATINUM, Alpharetta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
--Eleanor Roosevelt

So different from what I expected~ your poem was fresh and unpredictable. Reading it made me smile.

on Jan. 5 2012 at 8:44 pm
SarahWaters SILVER, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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This is so clever! I love both the message and the words themself.


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