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I Dreamt I Was a King

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I Dreamt I Was a King

I dreamt one night that I was a King.
With royal garments sitting on a throne.
Wealth before me I could have anything!

On my finger was placed an emerald ring.
It felt really cold chilling me to the bone.
I dreamt one night that I was a King.

There was beauty but my heart didn't sing.
So many people still I felt alone.
Wealth before me I could have anything.

I wondered, what I should ask them to bring.
Could anything soften my heart of stone?
I dreamt one night I was a King.

Sadly, I could't think of a single thing.
I looked at my subjects I heard them moan.
Wealth before me I could  have anything.

Within my court I heard an angel sing.
Melting the cold with her majestic tone.
Wealth before me I'd give her anything.
I dreamt one night I was a King!

My Carnival poem was an attempt to write a villanelle,
I think I am a bit closer with this attempt.


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  1. Date: 6/16/2014 10:43:00 AM
    Richard, I was unaware of this form till someone pointed I had come close with one of my poems. I have to look up forms for contests..mthis is a masterful writing and I have learned much.. Hugs.. Arlene..

  1. Date: 5/15/2014 5:48:00 PM
    Hi Richard, you dreamt you were a king, you have that wrong Richard, you are a king and your kingdom Is the world of words, where you take them, choose so carefuly the words you need and you display them, painting such wonderful pictures. I know nothing of forms Richard but I do know what I like, and this I like. You always come up with an Interesting concept for your poetry. Your words once more sing out In a musical flow. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/15/2014 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    As always you are both kind and good for my ego. Thanks Mike.
  1. Date: 1/15/2014 2:55:00 PM
    I dreamt one night that I was a princess. I love this piece, its originality reminds me that I've not posted anything this year. Lovely

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 11:24:00 AM
    Having every thing can be to have nothing... Great write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/12/2014 11:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol.
  1. Date: 1/10/2014 9:22:00 AM
    Love tops riches any day. Like the creative way you expressed this.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/10/2014 9:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;0)
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 4:00:00 AM
    I can easily picture you as king.... ;-)A benevolent king you would be.....and yes, you would abdicate for love.......So, the enchantress must have a beautiful voice....lovely

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/6/2014 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    In reality my enchantress has a beautiful speaking voice but when it comes to singing not so much *lol*.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 6:47:00 PM
    I like how you change the repeating lines. this is the modern way with villanelle, RIchard. Some will say those lines have to be always the same but thank heavens for variety.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea.
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 2:50:00 PM
    lovely Rick a good villanelle well done Shadow x smile hug

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 2:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow.;o)
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 11:00:00 AM
    Richard, the Vilanelle is my favorite form of poetry. You pulled it off admirably, especially with your word choice for the repeated lines. They are not easy to write or master, but they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this one, it has a great message too about the more important things in life and what real wealth truly is.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 11:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim, you have honored me with your words. I am partial to the Terzanelle myself so I had to bend my mind around this form.
    B Avatar Tim B
    Date: 1/5/2014 11:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    *Villanelle Can't very well spell my favorite form of poetry incorrectly, :).
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 9:02:00 AM
    Very interesting and cool piece, Richard. Normally, I'm not a big fan of line repetition in rhyme, but you pulled it off effortlessly. Your words were well-executed, fluid, concise and well-expressed. Enjoyed very much; kudos :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 9:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chan, I have only done a few in this form, I'm glad it appears effortless it was actualy a struggle to write *lol'
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 8:43:00 PM
    I think you've done an awesome job with this one. hugs, Catie :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/4/2014 10:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Catie.
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 7:56:00 PM
    By jove I think you got it, on to Terzanelle! ;) Light & Love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/5/2014 9:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I have written a number of Terzanelle, look under form and there are a number to view if you have the time. I hope you are having a good weekend Debbie.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/4/2014 10:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie, I had read yours the other might and decided to give anther one a try.
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 4:05:00 PM
    Weath means very little and in this write you've expressed it so well. my father trained me for the sole purpose of marry well, i learned how to read the classics, never went to collage though but how to dress, walk so on. but i married for love to a man whom had nothing to his name. but his heart was full of love just for me that's all i needed. cheri

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/4/2014 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You made the right choice. Thanks for this thoughtful comment.
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 1:02:00 PM
    Richard this is avery nice villanelle, as always we wish for things but when we are under pressure we can never think of anything so I like the message….David

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/4/2014 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David. I was trying to say that we all think we want wealth and power but in the end we would gladly surrender it all for love.
  1. Date: 1/4/2014 8:30:00 AM
    Yes you are Richard, it reads real nice, they day a man is the King Of His Castle, so there ya go bud, King it up anytime you like, lol, all humor aside, please read my latest poem, "Have You Heard The Scoop On Soup" not my usual write, but it's coming from the heart, have a great day, Monsieur Lamoureux, je vais trouver le Bonnehomme Carnival, i'il fais tres froit ici dans ma ville, C'est une journer de vents, garde toujours tons sourire et ta chaleur, xxx forgive my spelling mistakes, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/4/2014 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On my way to check it out.