~ King of it All ~ (to resolve)

~ King of it All ~ (to resolve)

A Poem by Richard
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~  K i n g   o f   i t   A l l  ~


If I could be King

and not hear them say,

"Oh, what a wastrel,

he's wasting away!"


I would be king

in a kingdom so small,

that I could reach out

and touch every wall.


High on the walls …

bright paintings would be hung,

the roof opened to let in the sun,

my clothes all tailored for fun.


I'd laugh, then (if I wanted),

and shout at them all,

"I'm King! I'm King!

of this small wasteful hall!"



Richard W. Jenkins

©2015


© 2017 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
A little go at wistful pretending this morning.
Ah, that the world could sometimes be as we would have it, eh … as it was when we were young — hopeful, resolute; yet, always so misunderstood.

Constructive critique is always welcomed and appreciated. : )

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This does have a nice 'flow' Richard despite not having a strict count. I suppose poetry has often confused me. Should you count syllables? Should you count stresses? Does it flow as good for someone else as it did when you heard it in your head? Questions, questions, questions. Though I've been doing this for many years, I am still a novice. Yet, I'm learning.

Great writing, Richard.

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Richard

1 Month Ago

Hey, Tim!
Thanks for the read and interesting commentary on this little dancer.
Of cou.. read more



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This does have a nice 'flow' Richard despite not having a strict count. I suppose poetry has often confused me. Should you count syllables? Should you count stresses? Does it flow as good for someone else as it did when you heard it in your head? Questions, questions, questions. Though I've been doing this for many years, I am still a novice. Yet, I'm learning.

Great writing, Richard.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Richard

1 Month Ago

Hey, Tim!
Thanks for the read and interesting commentary on this little dancer.
Of cou.. read more
This brings back memories of me as King Herod in a Christmas play.....the narrator had to say three times, "And King Herod said...." but it did not trigger my lines....I was down a rabbit hole, sunk into the glorious fake throne and golden-curtain robe....lol....oh how eloquently you expressed such a kingly powertrip!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, SV,
For sharing your own experiences … brought to mind by my humble little poem,.. read more
Why am I picturing a very mischievous little boy cloaked in silly garments way too big....stomping around shouting I'm king!! lol this is a light and funny piece!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Richard

1 Year Ago

Hi, Susan! : )
I think may be seeing the youngster still alive in me who has has little left .. read more
I love the way it went with kingdom so small instead of large, took this poem in a creative direction. Young imagination still lives in us. World definitely misunderstood but, hey, I can't honestly say I fully understand it now, heh. Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed it.

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Richard

1 Year Ago

It's a pleasure to share my poetry, Damien.
Welcome to the site … I hope you'll enjoy it he.. read more
Damien Ridge

1 Year Ago

Thank you! Best to ya!
This was a piece of literary-lite!

"...with my clothes all tailored for fun." I might have to use that to describe some of my current outfits although that wasn't the initial intent! *snort*

Thanks for a brief and whimsical read.




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Richard

1 Year Ago

Hi, Carol!
You are so very welcome.
It is a delight to receive the feel of enjoyment a.. read more
OH I JUST CANT WAAIT TO BE KIIINNGGGGG
Okay. Sorry. Disney fangirl moment over. ;) Well written! If you were King..I could picture you as a King exactly like King Henry. He sure loved his women. :)

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Richard

1 Year Ago

Kathryn Dear,
You gift such a bright ear-to-ear smile across an olde bard's face, with your w.. read more
A well crafted presentation of the idea of an ideal world. One that came across Richard was the importance of the present moment, living in the 'now' where one let things be as they are or ruminate on what thye might be.
I suppose inevitably Wordsworth came to mind "What is life, 'tis full of care, we have no time to stand and stare"

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, George, for flipping through my stack of poems to bring this rather unique little piece b.. read more
George Coombs

1 Year Ago

Your welcome Richard
I relish these cheerful musings your Majesty.

Must have been a good morning for castle building. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Richard

2 Years Ago

Hi, Dear Paloma! ; )
How wonderful of you to come along and light my Friday with the warmth .. read more
Paloma

2 Years Ago


Back at you, gave me a huge Sunday smile. :)
Richard

2 Years Ago

Me, too! ; D
I love poems like this, that really jumps out in such a poetic expressive way, it's almost has a narrative Jester feel to it. I enjoyed it all the same.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Richard

2 Years Ago

Hi, Andrew! ; )
Here's wishing you the loveliest Friday and coming weekend.

H.. read more

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