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The Little King

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Lucie
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0 posted 09-05-99 10:20 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lucie

This was inspired by Hoot... thanks!

Once there lived a little boy, a shy and quiet child
often he was overlooked his sibling kind of wild.
He traveled through each day in life in quiet fantasy.
Of knights in armor, far off lands and kingdoms make believe.

He built a castle in his mind with motes around its wall
a drawbridge he alone controlled which no one crossed at all.
He was an evil wicked king his reign was far and wide.
Strong character he presented all to hide the fear inside.

In mind he wove elaborate tales of dragons he would slay.
The other kingdoms he would seize and belong to him someday.
But he was caught quite unawares when down the road did stroll
a bent and wicked little woman, such an awfully ugly troll.

She hollered up to him across the mote filled with shark fin.
My name is Elizabeth, I’m your sister… let me in!
The little king he rolled his eyes with exasperated moan
he yelled over his shoulder.. Mom! She won’t leave me alone.

Oh I forgot to tell you all about the mother queen.
She was the only person he allowed inside his dream.
She was a kind and gentle soul and seem to understand.
That Christopher needed privacy in his far off kingdom land.

So she hollered from the kitchen of this castle in his mind
that if Beth didn’t step away she’d have a sore behind.
Go away and leave him be, he doesn’t bother you.
I’ll make you scrub the dungeon, go find something else to do.

The little king puffed up his chest allegiance did he vow
and claimed that if it took all day he’d repay the queen somehow.
So off in search of tribute to his mother queen he went
and brought back to her a flower, a small dandelion, bent.

But in his eyes she saw the dozen roses that he gave
bent and kissed the little king, promising to always save.
You see the little king's big heart wasn’t really all that mean,
but big sisters they just can’t view, what’s seen by mother queen.

© Copyright 1999 Lucille Dobbins - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 09-05-99 10:48 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Lucie,
Let me be the first to stand up and bravo the poem. In this you hit a new high.
My oh My.
Lucie
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2 posted 09-05-99 11:01 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Thank you soooo much.. and I must say he loved it.. you should have seen his little face... 'cept now he keeps calling his sister a troll..haha..
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3 posted 09-05-99 11:31 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Absolutely adorable! I loved every word

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Poet deVine
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4 posted 09-05-99 11:36 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I enjoyed this very much! And as the recipient of many a bent dandelion, I agree, mothers have a different perspective!
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5 posted 09-05-99 12:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Finely woven, Lucie. You do yourself proud.
Pepper
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6 posted 09-05-99 12:21 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

ahhh;I'm still smiling...wonderful

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Lucie
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7 posted 09-05-99 12:22 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Proud to be the mother of this little king! Thanks all!
Denise
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8 posted 09-05-99 01:25 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Lucie this is most remarkable! This is one I'll definitely save with my favorites!

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Lucie
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9 posted 09-05-99 05:48 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

Thanks dsnyder.... glad you all liked it.
Pufalove
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10 posted 09-06-99 10:36 AM       View Profile for Pufalove   Email Pufalove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pufalove

Lucie....been reading yours and others for a bit now...course you know, cause you turned me on to this fine location. A poet I am not, but I can appreciate all the fine works and read the many emotions of all who post here. I had to finally comment on one. This is truly a heartfelt poem and makes me cry each time I read it...He is truly a little king and you are definately a queen....I know, because.. because he pierced my heart with that sword......GREAT......REALLY GREAT!

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11 posted 02-20-2011 03:44 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

This is wonderfully fun to read.  What a sweet story.

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