Sonnet XII. Knightly Oaths and Holy Vows
The art of lying is a global ill
practiced by almost everyone at will
be lawyers, leaders and the common man.
Although not needed, it's resorted still.
A knight would honor as much as he can
his given word for there's a virtual ban
against dishonesty and perfidy.
A word of honor makes a gentleman.
The knightly oath observed in chivalry
is a transforming trait; it's actually
akin to vows of saints and holy men
which turn a mortal to divinity.
Thus oaths and vows are sacred regimen
that we should propagate to fellowmen.
-- Jose Rizal M. Reyes
February 8, 2017B
rhyming pattern: aaba bbcb ccdc dd
sonnet type: Malayan Wave
metric type: iambic pentameter
sonnet structure: English (quatrain, quatrain, quatrain, couplet)