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
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
Yes, that sounds like me too – tigers/wild life and tomboyishness! 🙂 🙂
Oh, but I seriously did want to rule the world. Incipient megalomania in a toddler..scary……
That was soooo fun to read! Thank you:-)
Thank you so much, it was fun to write!! 🙂 🙂
oh, this is positively delightful
Thanks Paul, I had fun writing it! 🙂 🙂
Love tigers. The poem is so upbeat with a mystical touch to it.
Thanks Charles! Upbeat with a mystical touch to it…that’s a wonderful way to describe childhood actually!! 🙂 🙂
It really is now that you mention it. So much magic when you’re a kid.
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 🙂
Ditto, dear Skye!! 🙂 🙂
I love the rhythm of this piece….and to overthrow the brother was a grand plan…
this was very well written
LOL, thank you!! 🙂 🙂
Stunning work Helen. Beautiful, wistful and one can well imagine the girl with the dream one day ruling the world.
LOL, thank you. Thankfully I have toned down my megalomania with age, LOL! Now I just want to rule the couch and the television remote!! 🙂 🙂
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.
Thanks so much!! That is so kind! 🙂 🙂
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!
That’s cool – thank you for commenting, your kind words are much appreciated!!
Unfortunately, I don’t get over to other folks blogs often enough. There are days when I have to limit computer time, my memory issues mean I forget to, and often my computer will freeze when I try and read other blogs. Wiping the hard drive and installing Windows 8 helped, but I still get some freeze frames!
Computers are vexatious, uncontrollable creatures often.. 🙂
And, I can seem to get computers with artificial intelligence and a sense of humour.
My computers do things that even techies don’t believe until they watch the computer in action!
Oh, and also don’t worry, I won’t approve the earlier comment so the pronunciation bit will just be between us! 🙂 🙂
Thanks! ; )
(oops, don’t know how to make it into a full emoticon. That can be our secret too. lol
What a lovely read… I love that you had plans to rule the world 🙂
Thanks!!! 🙂 🙂
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! 🙂
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…
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.
That’s very true – powerlessness leading to fantasy of power….thank you for your kind words!! 🙂 🙂