I am A Rich Man

I had been waiting for the parade all week,
And awoke to hear the crowds sing.
I peered out my tiny window, looking for the King.
A marbled sea of colours I saw, waves and waves
Of golden and emerald and sapphire set alight,
I would have eagerly given my last silver coin
to see again, all I saw that night.

The ground stones were laced with rose petals,
and exotic evergreen so bright,
Wrapped to the posts were sashes of silver,
that glistened in the evening sky.
My mouth watered,
Tempted by the smell of roasting figs
and all the sweet fruits of the earth,
I stood breathless in awe and delight,
of such an array of craftsman’s work,

When The King appeared
As though called by chorus of melodic cries,
not one breathing being did not bow,
as on the back of elephant did he ride.
A creature of magnificence and beauty,
it’s trunk embellished in lace and gold,
sequin patterns decorated its ears,
and a multicolored carpet lay down it’s spine.

At my tiny window, I stood till morning,
celebrations continued til the sky hummed bright.
And as my eyes drifted slowly deeper
An almighty castle grew inside my mind.
In sheets of silk I sunk
tapastries embroided with the finest jewels a man could buy,
dazzling in reflection of the perfect pewter sky.
On my finger shone a diamond, the size of an eagles eye,
full of kaleidoscopic horizons,
of golden and sapphire and emerald alike.
And laced into my pillow, needled in a satin most desired
a creature of magnificence and beauty,
and tiny elephant there did lie.

Oh how it is to live as if a King every night,
between the clouds of my own kingdom,
I feel my soul delight.
From my tiny window, on a tiny little street,
I tread through golden evergreen,
and wade through purples seas,
until the indigo sky humms bright,
when I drift into my dream of majesty,
I am a rich man all my life.

31 Comments

  1. So vivid if only i could write like that.

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    1. I wrote this to help my own concept of ‘imagery’. its something I need to practice…of course you can write like this :D:D thank you for reading !

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      1. It’s a joy to read but I’m to simple to write at that level of complexity, I wish I could represent things in such a detailed way, however Im just an average guy.

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      2. Thank u XX I’m sure it’s just practice but I guess that style of writing isn’t for everyone :)

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      3. I’m sure there is some degree of God given talent in that ability to communicate like that, I don’t feel envy it’s just admiration :)

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      4. Yeah you could be right :) thanks for showing love, it’s appreciated :D

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      5. Poets are the nice guys :P

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      6. Too nice! Learnt that the hard way :)

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      7. Nah a lesson :)

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      8. Lucky you, I never learn, probably my poems are million of tears pretending to be words :)

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      9. U can learn from anything u write .. It’s all emotion :D

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      10. Well I just learnt that sometime angels have a wordpress blog :D

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      11. Haha I wouldn’t go that far! Where are you from?

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      12. Dominican Republic, is hot like hell but I wouldn’t go that far, how about you?

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      13. Ahhhh you live in a tropical climate that’s a dream to me!! I’m in London.. Concrete jungle:D

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      14. Oh now I see why you are such a master of the english language, your ancestor invented the whole thing, while mine were probably in a beach dancing or something :P

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      15. Yeah English is my first language :D half my family are Sicilian though:) If I could be on a beach dancing right now that would suit me fine:D

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      16. So you are english and italian, brittish wit and latin romance, you are a very lucky one, I would imagine that dancers ought be great poets :)

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      17. it’s a weird combination:) hopefully I can visit the dom republic one day :D

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      18. How do your parents feel when you tell them, they made a weird combination? it is an interesting coincidence, tomorrow i will publish something aim for women who like to visit my country.

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      19. Oh cool I will keep an eye out for it :)

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  3. You have such unique believe to overcome on your imagination and thoughts….This rich elements and factors!

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    1. Thank you XX glad you enjoyed :D

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  4. It’s almost as if I can feel your words. You write so incredibly:)

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    1. Ahhh thank you so much X I look forward to reading your posts :)

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      1. I really look forward to reading more of your work. You’re truly gifted :)

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      2. that’s so good to hear! Thank you :D:D

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  5. brilliant… such a pleasure to read

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