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Knight of Love

How can a man tell if his love is true?
How can he avoid being lonely and blue?
Love unrequited brings agony untold,
Not even a knight can always be bold.

1.          To lower his shield takes courage utmost;
This is no brag, or idle some boast.
To bare one's soul and innermost being,
Revealing it all, for an outsider's seeing

2.          No armor to guard his hopes and desires,
     Or shelter his dreams from ravaging fires.
     How fragile is love, so easily slain;
      Yet pity the man who finds it his bane.

3.          Once sprouted love's roots sink deep in his soul;
Extracting it then, costs the greatest of tolls.
The damned alone know the torture he feels,
As his world crumbles and sanity reels.

4.          To stumble on blindly is man's cruel fate,
Seeking his lover and inner soul mate.
Oh, to be blest with vision divine,
For knowing truelove is pleasure sublime.

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