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The Aberrant Knight


There’s ‘a man’ I met in a book where his dream and thought became one, a place in his fertile mind where a noble nomadic fool chases imagined windmills in the night, whose mind is inured to reality, who wishes to bring peace to himself, to the tired and weary peasants who labor in their masters’ causes.


‘He’ listened while walking the long tedious furrows of their labors and heard their soft voices humming, some singing in soulful whispers ballads of meager yesterdays or the bright tomorrows that never came. They were silent men and women who could not put the finesse, the literacy in their constant thoughts, but they bled when their skin were torn and their bodies ached from the long days in the shallow pits. Their dreams were not so unlike those who had means for fulfilling their wistful longings of the mind and of the soul, those whose fates were more clearly wise and defined.


‘The man’ I met in a book took me along for his evening rides, he on the back of his simple donkey, me in the adorned and flashy saddle of my great golden steed.


‘The gentle man’ would finally die a sorrowful and most lonely death, leaving a piece of his heart with me…


I have chased those windmills ‘the man’ left inside my mind. I have walked the furrowed land, heard the soft humming and singing in the pits and I fear my fate will differ little from that man who would be the patrician knight of us all.


Billy Ray Chitwood – August 2, 2019


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14 comments on “The Aberrant Knight

  1. Oh, I like this, Billy Ray.

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    1. Thank you, good John. You make my Saturday with your words. ♥♥

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  2. eden baylee says:

    What a beautiful piece, Billy Ray. Your writing continues to get better. xox

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    1. So glad you liked it, Eden. ♥♥


  3. Keep chasing those windmills, Billy Ray. Keep on listening and watching, and telling us what you see and hear.

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    1. As long as breath is drawn by my body, good buddy! ♥♥

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  4. Jennie says:

    Beautifully written!

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    1. Thank you, Jennie, for your kind words. Wishing you a great weekend. ♥

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      1. Jennie says:

        You’re welcome, Billy Ray. Happy weekend to you. 🙂

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  5. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    This was beautiful and moving Billy!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. So glad you liked it! ♥


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