At dawn's first light, the gallant knight
sets out, a bold crusader.
At mid day sun, the battle won,
the foe has fled, a sudden dread,
and now the victor comes undone.
A pause, a cause that once begun
cannot suspend until its end,
must stay the course, with lance and horse,
till filled with fright, the steadfast knight
kneels to pray, his options weigh,
his debts repay much later.