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Below is the poem entitled Potentate which was written by poet Matthew Anish. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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On a throne 
                 in the depths 
     sits a king 
              He rules over the forest beings
        men, women, animals, and plants
        He sits gazing upon his kingdom
        and supplicants come before his 
        and he dispenses his wisdom 
to eager ears 
  His queen has passed from 
this mortal coil
   but his raven - haired daughter 
and two doughty sons 
    aid him in his rule
He is known far and wide 
    as a benevolent monarch 
 On in years now 
 he still has a regal bearing 
His eyes are like clear pools
      which see far and away 
into the woods 
   and into the souls of his subjects

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  1. Date: 7/11/2012 3:18:00 PM
    Sadly, there were not man kings like that.. sure enjoyed the read. BG

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 1:18:00 PM
    ‡ Excellent Enchanting & Wonderful Painting, My Dear Sweet Matthew * Being Along In Years One Might Imagine That The King Has Grown That A Garden Of Not Only Wisdom Yet, Profound & Compassionate Love * Truly, A King Amongst Kings * My Luv To You, Rachel ‡

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 1:00:00 PM
    It was such a pleasure to read your poetry today Matthew. I hope to be able in the next few weeks to find the time and energy to read and comment. May you walk through the garden of inspiration and continue to write and share your poetry with us. Love, Carol