I wanted to make you King—

I wanted to make you King—

A Poem by Stoop Kid

Just wanted to tell you that—that's all.

Chelsea would be yours to rule
by night, and the fools of the bars
would lift their liquored skulls
from every bar top, cheering the anthem
of your glory, from the 13th Step
to Clandestino.

and when we take all of Angel's Share,
I'd follow the resplendence of your
staggering figure along concrete carpets
while the traffic-jam parade
flashed their headlights in praise of
the Urban Royalty and his timid right-hand rebel.

oh, how we are adored! and even if
we are mistaken, what care could we give
when the streets are ours, and every footstep
turned the pavement to gold,
and each mechanical cart propelled us further
in our conquest from terminal to terminal.

I wanted to make you King--
but the Blue Moon in my hand
does not match that of the one that shines,
(nor do I shimmer as it does...)
besides, you already are the King--
all I am is timid and left-handed,
and I'm longing to be adored.

© 2014 Stoop Kid

Author's Note

Stoop Kid
All errors intentional, would love some thoughts/feedback, let me know if you enjoyed it! Thanks for reading! <3

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So far you are my favorite writer I've come across in my short time here.

You paint such an awesome picture. I was there in all of it. To me this is the struggle with the inner ego and the timid, sober self? I may be off, but that's how I viewed it.

Love the Second section. Concrete Carpets line is awesome.

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Stoop Kid

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much for the beautiful comment, Matthew! I really don't know what to say!

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Matthew Bosko

7 Years Ago

I can't wait, feel free to take a look at my first contribution to WC. I'd love to know your thought.. read more

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Added on March 12, 2014
Last Updated on March 13, 2014
Tags: royalty, love, unrequited, timid, Chelsea, New York, NYC, cities, drunk, subways, terminals, bars, adored, mistaken, footsteps, concrete, pavement, gold, urban, rebel, headlights, traffic, cars, glory


Stoop Kid
Stoop Kid

Bayport, NY

I'm Vincent, but I do love nicknames. Stoop Kid is my penname. 21 June 10th, 1992 - Monkey/Gemini INFJ - The Counselor Idealist/The Confidant The Dreamy Idealist Gemini Hooper/Lacer.. more..