Tigers Rule The World – for Prompt 15 Childhood Dreams

English: Panthera tigris sumatran subspecies. ...

English: Panthera tigris sumatran subspecies. Français : Un tigre de Sumatra (Panthera tigris sumatrae). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The lawn of our backyard
Was the expanse of Africa
The white suburban fencing
Could not quell the conqueror
A tiny mouth could roar
With operatic intensity
As I surveyed my kingdom
Such was my propensity

I spoke with angels, demons too
In languages lost in time
Such conversations were a dream
A procession of rhyme
I was born to rule the world
One day I surely knew
Such glorious victories
Such empires I’d pursue

Within my home
As the smallest child
I was asked for silence
To quell the wild
But tigers rule the world
And parents cannot know
And my brother, unsuspecting one
I’d yet to overthrow

Part animal, part human
Part dragon I believe
Adorned in fantasy I found
A land I’d never leave
The games of others left behind
I’m off to rule the land
The dreams of childhood are so strong
So perfect and so grand!!

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved


For mindlovemisery’s Prompt 15 –  at  http://mindlovemisery.wordpress.com



About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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34 Responses to Tigers Rule The World – for Prompt 15 Childhood Dreams

  1. This is such a charming write, makes me smile =) I love tigers as a child they were my favorite animal and I also used to pretend to be various wildlife! Never a princess though I was more of a tomboy. I remember there was a transam with a white tiger head that I often passed and that I really wanted haha

  2. That was soooo fun to read! Thank you:-)

  3. oh, this is positively delightful

  4. Love tigers. The poem is so upbeat with a mystical touch to it.

  5. Skye says:

    Ahhh, another grown-up that had an active childhood dream life!! Mine took me to wonderful places, too. Love you and your kindred spirit! xxxx 🙂

  6. gs batty says:

    I love the rhythm of this piece….and to overthrow the brother was a grand plan…
    this was very well written

  7. SSMatthews says:

    Stunning work Helen. Beautiful, wistful and one can well imagine the girl with the dream one day ruling the world.

  8. heidi says:

    Your poem reminds me of my sweetie-pies. We have a very noisy house, and sometimes all I want is quiet while they plot their overthrow. Lovely response to the prompt.

  9. phylor says:

    oops, my apologies, I was trying to edit out my pronunciation, and somehow it got posted instead of disappearing!
    Anyway, love the idea and the rhyme!

  10. What a lovely read… I love that you had plans to rule the world 🙂

  11. Elia Bintang says:

    It reminds me of myself as a kid—how I liked to walk to places I’d never been, take the routes I didn’t know, try to find shortcuts, utterly unafraid of anything, ready to fight the beasts that stood in my way lol. Then I found out that my Chinese zodiac sign was tiger and I was so proud and became more adventurous 😀

    • Yes, that’s it exactly…I used to run away on adventures too, not from being unhappy, but being curious and fearless, like you describe. I was a terror for my poor parents in that regard!!! Oh, and I’m a Chinese zodiac tiger too!! Must have something to do with it all! 🙂

      • Elia Bintang says:

        Haha yeah I guess so. No wonder you wanted to rule the world. I don’t know if I wanted the same thing, but I was a competitive kid, ambitious—often unnecessarily—even in small, unimportant things…

  12. lolamouse says:

    This has a great cadence to it. Love how you express a child’s egocentricity so perfectly! They imagine they are all powerful because in reality they are powerless.

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