By E. Gosney
Written for Heather Baker on Jan. 11, 2011

Reluctant to serve,
or much too enthused.
But never somewhere between.

They eat a lot, 
sleep a lot,
And are married to the queen.

Battles are fought,
battles are lost.
Eternal glory the inevitable end.

Their fathers are dead,
their mothers insane,
Undoubtedly betrayal their friend.

These men of valor,
in their jewels, furs and grandeur,
sitting upon mighty thrones in court,

Are nothing compared to the squire, page and servants —
Full of integrity, tall as mountains — 
although in reality quite short. 

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