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.