~ 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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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.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months 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

3 Months Ago

Thank you! Best to ya!



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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 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month 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 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Month 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.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months 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

3 Months 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.




Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months 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. :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months 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 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

3 Months Ago

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

3 Months Ago

Your welcome Richard
I relish these cheerful musings your Majesty.

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

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

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

1 Year Ago


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

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

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

H.. read more
It came off to me as very optimistic and fun, which was only enhanced by the short stanzas! A very nice read!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Emma,
Your words of expression and praise are just what this little piece needed t.. read more

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