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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, October 10, 2011

Little King

image Sowa, Little King
It's good to be King
but it's been three days and
I'm almost out of clean underwear
I don't really mind
the instant coffee but
breakfast would be nice
and I'm sick of take-out
Why won't she answer my calls?
Why won't she come home?
My home is my castle but
my castle has dirty bathrooms and
I can't find the remote
It's too quiet at night and
the bed is too big
Where has she gone?
The King demands some answers!
(please?)

submitted for Magpie Tales 86

25 comments:

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I SO love your cheese! :)

anthonynorth said...

That's one lonely king. Nicely done.

darev2005 said...

My Mom would be proud of me. When I get alone time I get bored and actually clean up after myself. One time they left me alone and I counted all of our books. 1800+, if I remember correctly. I get bored easily.

Kathe W. said...

cleverly written-nice read!

Fireblossom said...

Those last two lines are perfect!

Kathy Bischoping said...

I like your mix of old and new, and the remote especially -- seems there's a whole lot of remote going on...

knightsheart said...

I agree relationships are tough... This King is de-throned...

Brian Miller said...

hehe...not much fun to play with your own sceptre after the queen gets tired of your decrees...

Roy Schulze said...

I like your take. There've been a number of ineffectual kings in this Magpie. Mine is here.

thingy said...

Wow, reminds me of my dad. Wonderful write. : )

Words A Day said...

I loved this one, really did. Great voice. And a very funny first stanza. And the poor little king after his three days alone, imagine the loss! - all that time with no remote:)

Helen said...

Typical King!!!

Mama Zen said...

Ha! I love it!

Bouncin' Barb said...

Why kings need to kiss queens asses more often!

Tumblewords: said...

Oh my gosh, this is so clever. I love it.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

He need to do something by himself... Nice take!

JJRod'z

Mynx said...

love this. It made me smile

Dave King said...

Lovely. Giggleworthy from start to finish.

The Cello Strings said...

interesting,

in general, a king has many people helping.
your take is fun to read, a good tickle on the king.

Deborah said...

LOL ... very good :o)

Isabel Doyle said...

I love the way you used his forlorn expression - great response!

Nicholas V. said...

I loved it! Excellent take on this image with its wry comment on the royal species threatened with extinction!

Caddoc Trellis said...

Guess he's been dethroned!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Love it!

Anna :o]

Lena said...

heh heh.....little Kingy's certainly in for some wee shocks!