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A Poem For Don Quixote

Updated on January 26, 2010

Don Quixote

Don Quixote stumbled back in,

From off the battle fields where he had been.

He wearily sank down into the closest chair,

And scratched his head through his thinning hair.

How long can he fight this ongoing battle?

He can’t stop his mind from its endless prattle.

Where are the reinforcements to help my fight?

There are so many wrongs that must be made right.

Don’t they know, can’t they see the injustices he sees?

Why can’t he cease and be one of life’s absentees?

He continues to intercede in quests that don’t matter.

He ignores protests that seem to be endless natter.

Hasn’t he fought the good fight with diligence?

Didn’t he serve with the strongest vigilance?

His daring adventurous deeds authentically chivalrous

Are now just humorous and defined as frivolous.

He assumed his exploits would receive honorable mentions,

As he attacked his windmills with honorable intentions.

Thoughts of better days will roll through his head.

But for now, even his sidekick Sancho has fled.

Do all old warriors grow to be out of their league,

And battle with memories of battle fatigue?

As he contemplates his gallantry to only be folly.

His thoughts now lead to a great Melancholy.

Though he fights alone, he still hopes to find,

That the windmills he fights aren’t just in his mind.

My sweet Dulcinea with beauty so fair,

I’ll defend you if anyone should tussle your hair.

He no longer remembers who dubbed him a knight.

“Come Rocinante, there are battles to fight.”

There are no words of encouragement spoken.

But what is the life that is sane and yet broken?


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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      This is so creative and unique. Well written and illustrated. I love your poem!

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      raciniwa 6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      I happened to have a glimpse of your poem...nice work...

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      God bless you Carolina Muscle!

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I think you are right... I'm gonna ask my mom about a lost twin.

      I LOVE this work.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Hi there poetvix! Thank you for stopping by!

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      poetvix 7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Thank you for sharing such a wonder.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Thank you Maita. I'm a bit weary right now. Take care.

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      Miguel de cervantes is exceptional talent, nice tribute Mick, I see you dotn have a new article yet, TC, this is beautiful,,,,Maita

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Thank you very much Shalini Kagal for stopping by and for your very kind words. Take care

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Absolutely loved it, Mickey Dee - what a wonderful tribute in verse to one of the world's best 'gallants'!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Thank you Timothy. You are always so kind. I'll get over to Timothyville really soon. Meanwhile I see some windmills out in the yard. Come Rocinante!

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      Timothy Donnelly 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Nice Hub Micky, you really are a great rhymer!

      I like to think that some of Don Quixote's character traits are still alive in this world, especially unfeigned chivalry!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      It is indeed a tribute to Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, and every soldier, person, and victim of PTSD for whatever result. It's a tribute to those, whoever, who try to make life better, fight wrong, even when it seems futile. Thanks Ralwus. You're a great dude, Dude!

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Ahh I really love this. My favorite novel of all time. Miguel de Cervantes was a genius! thanks for the tribute to Quixote, a man dear to my heart.