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When I was King

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When I was King

Living in the twilight of yesterday
Wistfully longing for a return 
To reap the glory I once shared
For a destiny's child I was born
Then I grew up to be a king
Then on my throne I would sing


When I was the king 
I thought of heavenly things
I visited the moon and resided in mars
Sailed the ocean with paddlers wings
Fought many battles, won many wars
On a white horse I would ride
Even got baptized in the river Nile
When I was king

When I was King
The bells would toll
What great tidings that would bring?
All would gather, young and old
To pay homage to their king
On char grilled venison they would feast
And drink the nectar of the brewers yeast
When I was king

When I was king 
My queen would reign
In glorious harmony  with the king
Just like the liver's hepatic veins
In tuneful melodies we would sing
And I in gleeful wedded bliss
Showered her with love,sealed with a kiss
When I was king

Now I am old and my reign is done
I recline in the glory of yesteryears
I reminisce of my past years gone
And patiently await the grim reaper's shears
While I bask in the happiness , the joys I sing
The memories, the times. when I was king.

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  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:21:00 AM
    I just commented on your Ode but forgot to thank you for your wonderful comments on My "To Market, To Market." Thanks and 3 cheers for us oldies who remember the great things in life. Leonard Kleeman

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Excellent Ode to aging. I share your feelings and the beautiful way you expressed them. Leonard Kleeman

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 12:00:00 PM
    Those were the glorious days of yesterday. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 6:49:00 AM
    A very well penned poem here. We are all kings and queens in our world if we choose to think so! Really enjoyed reading your work and thanks for stopping by.

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Once a king always a King! Especially when writing like this!

    Mayy Avatar Robert Mayy
    Date: 1/15/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading, still think I could have done better, but I can always add and re-edit.
  1. Date: 1/14/2013 4:29:00 PM
    I agree with what James has said just below.

    Mayy Avatar Robert Mayy
    Date: 1/15/2013 6:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Can I give you the same reply then,lol. Thanks for the visit.
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:57:00 PM
    Hi Robert! A delightful poem! Jimbo

    Mayy Avatar Robert Mayy
    Date: 1/15/2013 6:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Didn't realise it would be so popular. Pleasure sharing as usual.
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:10:00 PM
    A regal write Robert....enjoyed it much

    Mayy Avatar Robert Mayy
    Date: 1/15/2013 6:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you did, pleasure sharing, was a little rushed.
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 5:44:00 PM
    I enjoyed your write this evening. I like to think I was King once too! ;) Light & Love

    Mayy Avatar Robert Mayy
    Date: 1/15/2013 6:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ofcourse you would be my queen,xx, welcomed every time.
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 12:08:00 PM
    Robert yep but what memories you would have...David

    Mayy Avatar Robert Mayy
    Date: 1/15/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind comment, pleasure sharing
    Mayy Avatar Robert Mayy
    Date: 1/13/2013 2:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    its always nice to recall pleasant dreams.