THE PLACARD’S LIE

I recall a placard
That said a knight’s
First charge was to
Protect the Catholic Church

I knew this was
Is wrong.  Knights protected
Their liege.  Only Templars
Protected the Catholic Church

This placard was in
A museum of armor
In a city dominated
By the Catholic Church

On my birthday my
Girlfriend surprised me and
Took me to that
Museum because she knew

How much I loved
The Chivalric Romance genre
From a Harvard course
I was taking then

What still bothers me
Is why that placard
Misrepresented what is true
In that Catholic city

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