No more dragons to slay

Knights in shining armour, valour supreme

Galloping horses, scarred faces, swords gleam

Damsels in distress, they all must salvage

Dragons on doors, a war they must wage

The knights slayed dragons, damsels freed

To marrying the knights, damsels agreed

Comes this day and age, no damsels in distress

The weapons of the knights, all damsels possess

What’d the big boys do, no more dragons to slay

Take an X-Box, a virtual “Knight & Damsel” they play!

– Pritesh

(A really impromptu thing I’ve written after a LONG time! Dedicated to AOE that Ananth keeps playing :D)



  1. Madhurima said,

    September 14, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Splendid!! Cannot stop smiling…

  2. Sayalee said,

    September 14, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    this is very useful 😀

  3. vinod said,

    September 14, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    I too love that game… But I have promised Shrilakshmi that I wont play it during my PhD….. Hope I will keep my promise even after reading this……..
    Ananth… Lucky Guy 🙂

  4. Ananth said,

    September 14, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Haha… crazy the gaming addiction is! Just the innate urge for men to prove themselves to themselves

  5. Sujit said,

    September 14, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Nice one!

    I think there must be something else which must have slipped into vogue for winning damsels’ hearts, taking the place of shining armours and dragon-slaying. What it is … it’s for you damsel (not in distress) to tell. For the benefit of those who are still in the race. 😉

  6. laasya said,

    September 14, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    ok i ve no clue what this game is!! and i’m against slaying dragons on principle anyway 🙂 (dragons are cooler than knights anyday) but i get the point. agree with sujit, am sure there’s a substitute..i can offhand only think of ‘ go forth and manufacture the most delicately spiced of goat cheeses deep in the chamonix glacier and brave a snow leopard to get it back unharmed’..tho i suspect that d work for a rather small audience.. like one person.:))

  7. Bhargavi said,

    September 15, 2009 at 1:31 am


  8. Sathya said,

    September 16, 2009 at 9:31 am

    No dragons torment damsels, the times are bad
    Dragons turned damsels’ pets, it makes one sad

    No knights in shining armour, riding horses high
    They chew their master’s beard, with a content neigh

    The knights traded their steed for gadgets
    And became thrilling geeks on tablets

  9. Pritesh said,

    March 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

    @ Madhurima: Thanks lady! 🙂
    @ Sayali: I’m sure it’ll be, in future! 😉
    @ Vinod: Do I have much say there Vinod? Men need an outlet for their need to fight! 😀 I’ve to dragons in our house, so Ananth can play Age of Empires! 😀
    @ Ananth: A feeling I see but unfortunately, don’t understand! 😀
    @ Sujit: A good question Sujit but I don’t know if there is a fixed answer to that. Maybe, sense of humour…….:)
    @ Laasya: Exactly what I said to Sujit. I don’t think there are any “set” answers to that! Varies from damsel to damsel 😀
    @ Sathya: Hahahaha! True representation of ‘new-age’ Knights! 😀

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