Solemn my oath, unyielding,

Love without fear or frailty,

To face the pain unflinching,

And still carry on gamely.

Foolishness or bravery,

I can never tell rightly,

Without hint of knavery,

Wouldst we all be so knightly.

Your face and pain forgetting,

Hard heart begins to soften,

Ready for more bloodletting,

With reason to be solemn.