Writing Wednesday: Chivalry

My books are about medieval history, and that period is known for its knights and their code of chivalry. A bit of nonsense verse this week then, written by me to mourn the loss of such lovely manners.




In days of old
the knights were bold –
or that’s the way the rhyme goes.
But not today,
all gone away.
I wonder where the time goes?

They tell us tales
of holy grails
and chivalry and honour.
Today I’ll bet
a girl will get
scorn only heaped upon her.

A maiden fair
who’s in despair

is told to sort herself out.
This women’s lib
has made men glib –
good manners have been thrown out.

Oh come again
when men were men

and women could be tender.
So be, my lad,
Sir Galahad,
and gladly I’ll surrender.


About Ann Marie Thomas

Married since 1974, Christian since 1986, 4 children, 4 grand children, disabled with fibromyalgia but was working almost full time until a stroke in May 2010 changed my life completely. Writing poetry and making up stories since I was a child, I only started to write seriously when my children were grown. My main ambition is to write science fiction, but along the way I got distracted by local history and poetry about my stroke. Taking early retirement gave me the chance to concentrate on my writing. My book, Alina, The White Lady of Oystermouth, was published in print and ebook at Easter 2012. The success of Alina led to the publication of Broken Reed: The Lords of Gower and King John in September 2013, and The Magna Carta Story at Easter 2015. I am still writing science fiction - a series of novels called Flight of the Kestrel. For all my author news, see me author blog at www.annmariethomas.me.uk
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