Knight’s Honour – #writephoto

His honour came from days of old 
where maidens fell at his feet 

Dragons roared and spewed fire 
his challenge; to defeat.

His body clad in armor;
a helmet placed upon his head  

To defend the king’s daughter,
His life’s blood, willingly shed. 

As he breathed his last farewell,
she placed a rose upon his chest

She wept tears of sorrow,
knowing he had given his best.   

The dragon lay cold and lifeless;
the village safe, for now

The knight died for their honour
After fulfilling his sacred vow. 

© 2018 Penny Wilson

*This was written in response to Sue Vincent's Thursday
#writephoto prompt. If you would like to get in on the 
fun, you can find out all about it HERE. 

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society and a member of All Poetry .com Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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12 Responses to Knight’s Honour – #writephoto

  1. He battle and will be rewarded 😊💛


  2. trentpmcd says:

    So funny, I read the actual note, and, except for the bit of fantasy and a dragon, you were right, he gave his life for the king 🙂 (I liked the dragon better, though)


  3. A lovely poem, Penny. I am sorry the Knight died but I suppose that was inevitable, given the photograph


  4. Pingback: Photo prompt round-up: Honour #writephoto | Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

  5. Very nice Penny; really heavy on the medieval imagery!


  6. Sue Vincent says:

    Nicely done, Penny.


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