My Kingdom

My Kingdom

A Poem by Anne’sRants

When I was little
We didn’t just dry
Ourselves off after a bath. 
The towels were wings 
And we were birds
This was our craft
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When I was little
And we went on 
Drives in the country, 
The hills were the tracks 
Of a roller coaster. 
It wasn’t an act. 
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These were the tools 
we were given, 
And With them we flew; 
Flew so high 
We tasted the stars 
And tore open the sky 
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We saw-as only children could- 
We weren’t confined to dugout and raft 
But voyageurs on the high seas. 
This was our kingdom- 
A yellowed two story 
Our castle, we perceived. 
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We waged war 
With the wild 
And chased the rainbow 
To its end. 
We refused to believe it a lie; 
And so, we continued to fly. 
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Past pine tips and mountains 
Wings glazed with ice 
Till we sat, and watched the northern lights. 
As they danced among the snow At night, 
while glowing faces watched 
Emerald ladies 
Without being caught  
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We battled dragons 
With soft brown eyes 
And golden scales. 
Dodged the fire 
Using armored pillows 
To protect our kingdom  
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We never hid from the enemy- 
Time-but we fought him too 
Till his pendulum tie lay long dead, in its tomb. 
So our kingdom was safe on the dark lagoon.
Why did we have 
To leave so soon?

© 2019 Anne’sRants


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this just reminds me how i was when i was a child. the innocence,naivety ,the curiosity and being happy in little thinks. i love how you have managed to make it so magical but then at last you bring us back to reality .
a question that i seriously question " why did we have to leave so soon?".
there was a time when we wanted to grow up but when we did we realized it was the biggest mistake of our life. but its was too late even to regret.
its so beautiful and heart touching. i absolutely loved it

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This is wonderful. One thing I notice here and you will too if you stand back and look. You've made everyone who has read this, happy and reminiscent. All grown-ups, looking back at happy days. It's a wonderful thing when your words can do that. Take pride in your talent and your work, we do.

Posted 2 Years Ago


This is incredible, Anne.
You reminds me of those fantasies I used to have as a child.
It was fun, I wish I could return to those days, even if its for an hour to enjoy those act again. But the fact is that we have to leave behind for those coming after us.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Children have incredible imaginations. Somehow we lose that as we grow up. Your memories here are delightful. I had a magic carpet when I was little. What fabulous places I traveled to. You took me back, I really enjoyed your lines Anne's Rants. First of yours I have read. Pleased to have done so.

Chris

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this just reminds me how i was when i was a child. the innocence,naivety ,the curiosity and being happy in little thinks. i love how you have managed to make it so magical but then at last you bring us back to reality .
a question that i seriously question " why did we have to leave so soon?".
there was a time when we wanted to grow up but when we did we realized it was the biggest mistake of our life. but its was too late even to regret.
its so beautiful and heart touching. i absolutely loved it

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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DAH
The Peter Pan-like playfulness of this is enchanting. Each experience is a joy to read, and I relate to so much of it. As a kid my imagination was out of control.

Bravo, Anne!
DAH

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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