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Poem: White Knight is in Trouble

Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.


White Knight is in Trouble

Rusty armour and broken spears

Chainmail stained with unshed tears

Wandering mind unspoken fears

White Knight is in Trouble

Slow to Gallop on his limping steed

No one here to understand his need

Is there someone to pay him heed?

White Knight is in Trouble

War is over no trouble in land

Carrying weapons is out of hand

Drop the armour and join a band

White Knight is in Trouble

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Distressed Damsels have been rescued

Don’t go riding looking for a feud

Talk to someone to become clued

White Knight is in Trouble

Who comes riding through moonlit night

A brave damsel, love’s leading light

To the rescue of this Broken Knight

No longer Troubled?

Drops his armour and his remorse

Hops on Damsels strong handsome horse

They go riding into the stars

He’s not in Trouble.

He’s not in Trouble...


© 2011 Mohan Kumar


Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on November 12, 2016:

Thank you, thank you! I am sure there are many not-so-white nights in need of rescue...

HLPhoenix on January 23, 2013:

A beautiful poem... so sad for the Knight, so glad he found his Lady... if you take him up again, tell him you know a damsel still waiting. Gorgeous pictures...

Mary Craig from New York on January 23, 2013:

I really get miffed when I find I've missed something this good! How could I, but more importantly, what else have I missed?

Anything about knights fascinates me and this poem quickly rose to the top of the you ride into the stars.

Voted up, awesome, and interesting.

TheDailyMessenger from Las Vegas, NV on October 07, 2012:

Wow Docmo,

that was an amazing poem, very interesting.


Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on August 11, 2012:

I knew there were plenty of Damsels who are rescuing not-so-white knights out of trouble. Its great to know one! Thank you Audrey.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on August 11, 2012:

Dana- thank you. All typical tales need a good shake up as the world has moved on. Rescuers are rescued, cliches blow up and the battle of the sexes should no longer be a battle! glad you liked this one.

Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on August 11, 2012:

I have been that damsel rescuing a white knight. How comforting to find someone like you docmo who acknowledges this. Marvelous!

Dana Strang from Ohio on August 11, 2012:

Fantastic!!! What a great twist on the typical knight's tale. It is true that sometimes it is the knight that needs rescuing and there is a strong damsel there to do just that. She's knows also that should she ever need it, he will resue her right back.... voted up and more.

BenWritings from Save me from, Tennessee on March 08, 2011:

Good style, good topic

I like your writing so far.

I'll be paying closer attention later, I'm a little scatter-brained at the moment

I appreciate the comments

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on February 22, 2011:

@AngRose, thanks- much appreciated!

AngRose on February 22, 2011:

Loved this one...voted up.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on February 21, 2011:

@Nikkij, thanks! That's the gamble he'll have to take. The ride is probably worth it.

@Thanks Fossillady... I am glad you love this side of me.

Kathi Mirto from Fennville on February 21, 2011:

Oh no you didn't! Wow!!! The gender twist was awesome, the poem hit a chord and the video ecstasy at the end.....

Love this side of you my friend!

Beautiful Garbage from Louisiana on February 21, 2011:

hmm or perhaps this lady is nothing but trouble, more than he bargained for, for in fairy tales the prince always comes to find the princess in need of rescuing.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on February 20, 2011:

@Shalini, it's one of my fav songs too. Thought it fitted well (Night, Knight!)

@Genna, yes he drops his armour and hops on the horse! All it took was a hot damsel on a horse - shallow, I say!

@always exploring - thank you, I thought I'll twist convention on its head. Seems to have worked!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 20, 2011:

I loved this. A White Knight in trouble, the Damsel coming to the rescue. Your poetry shows a different perspective on this old Fairy Tale. Thank you.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on February 20, 2011:

What a perfect rescue for the knight, Doc. Those who were saved, saved him...he drops his armor and remorse...I loved this!

Shalini Kagal from India on February 19, 2011:

ooooooh - very nice! Love the poem, love the pictures and of course, that's one of my favourite songs! Thanks Docmo!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on February 19, 2011:

@Martie, I fully agree. I wanted this piece to reflect the confused and dogmatic men who refuse to accept that fact. We are no longer hunter gatherers, gender roles have changed and as you say we can both be white knights as time and situation requires... both genders have strengths that the other can benefit from - Yin/Yang completes the circle.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on February 19, 2011:

Being a sworn feminist I just l-o-v-e this one. It is so true – both men and women can be a White Knight. In certain relationships they are in fact each other’s, in other it could be either the woman or the man who deserves this honorable title.

There you go, Docmo! I’m so glad you are no longer in trouble. But yes, as you certainly know, trouble is a virus - one never knows where it incubates.

Take care!

Ps: That bewitching picture surely gives substance.

Amy Becherer from St. Louis, MO on February 19, 2011:

The promise of excellence is already in all of your pieces. That would be the dream of a lifetime...and more fun than I could ever imagine. I don't carry enough weight to give your work the attention it deserves, but I'd do it for the pleasure of doing it for you.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on February 19, 2011:

I could always hire you as my 'personal' reviewer. you could write all my 'back cover' blurbs and if they all are as eloquent and as heartwarming as this one, I am gonna sell a million copies! ( I promise to be worthy of a positive review!)

Amy Becherer from St. Louis, MO on February 19, 2011:

Docmo, Fay and No_Clue, now you've got my neurons firing and wishing I could find work doing reviews. I guess I'll have to practice the negative pieces, though, and none of you qualify for that endeavor! Much excellence gathered here.

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on February 19, 2011:

Same here, No_clue, its on my all time fav 'playlist' - There was an X-factor contestant who recently sang it too, I was like a cat that got the cream. It's good to have this accompanying my little ditty.

No_Clue on February 19, 2011:

ps, I love Moody Blues and Knights in White Satin is one of my all time favs! The proverbial cherry on the Sunday!

Mohan Kumar (author) from UK on February 19, 2011:

@Amy, this white knight stands rescued.

@No_clue, thank you so much for your visit and comments. mucho gracias!

@Fay, I think there's a sequel in there somewhere ;-) I like it! Thanks very much.

Fay Paxton on February 19, 2011:

I shouldn't have read Amy's excellent analysis. Though some would say, once he found the lady that was when he found trouble. :)

Perfect video to accompany a perfect poem.

No_Clue on February 19, 2011:

I agree with Amy's analysis! To the letter! Docmo, this is pure delight! I love it! ps your pictures are wonderful choices!

Amy Becherer from St. Louis, MO on February 19, 2011:

These beautiful words beckon the reader on the lonely, slow, sad ride on the limping steed with the knight in need. Your description of the damsel as brave is such pure perfection for the mood of this magical piece. You take the reader through poetry at it's best on a ride that spans the emotional quest of each of us. Reading this piece while listening to your selection in music provided the perfect illustration. Masterfully magnificent masterpiece. You are an artist.

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