‘Judgement of the scepter’

The subject knelt down dutifully 
to receive a ceremonial decree. 
Either swift death or knighthood; 
which regal ruling would it be?

Prostrated before the throne; 
absolutely pious in his stance.
Blessed by the royal scepter; 
a king never rules by chance.

He bowed down a commoner 
and then rose up a noble ‘sir’.
His fate was a favorable one; 
all in attendance would concur.

He stood as the newest knight. 
A humble servant of the court.
With a new sense of purpose, 
Honor and duty he did report. 

To serve the realm with valor;
with the sacred oath he swore.
A sword and shield to protect.
The kingdom’s crest he wore. 


About Bo Bandy

Just a creative soul trapped in a world of cookie-cutter pragmatism...
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2 Responses to ‘Judgement of the scepter’

  1. Colin Harker says:

    I like the ambiguity at the beginning, the question of whether what is taking place is a rite of knighthood or an execution. It creates an excellent sense of tension in the stanzas that follow.

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