The Royals versus the Poet's Realm


Of splendid thrones of gold
or treasures manifold

Of jewelled caskets
or lavish banquets

Of Emirs and rajahs
Of Sultan and Shahs

Of kings and queens
Of rulers and emperors

Of sparkling crowns
or flowing gowns

Of their subservient stewards and obedient pages
Of their stalwart squires and servile knaves

Of poor docile minions
who attended regal pavilions
And carried royal palanquins

Of castles and palaces
of abounding gold and silver
in ostentatious regal splendour

The fanning maids in waiting
Yet to me only one thing worth noticing
The minstrels who came to sing
from afar for the queen and king

For I'd rather be a poetess for kings
so to my tunes swayed a kingdom
than I be the king of mere subjects
and be filled with regal boredom!

So I could join ranks of
and sing for the king
some folklores.

  • Author: S.zaynab.M.V.Kamoonpury (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 22nd, 2016 03:47
  • Comment from author about the poem: Poets and minstrels who entertained royalty Poetry is more fun than royalty
  • Category: Sociopolitical
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  • User favorite of this poem: LIGHT WARRIOR.


  • Tony36

    Great write

  • willyweed

    clever poem with a dip in the river of truth! nice work! ww

  • LynnBlackwell

    Great poem, I really enjoy it!

  • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

    Oh warm thanx, nice to meet yah


    Yes yes yes...your writing style reminds me of my own, and the content I understand and agree with completely...very well written! looking forward to more!

    • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

      Aww thanx much for your feedback. I'm glad my writing style matches another poets style then. Thanx for the poempal offer. Cheers and regards.

    • Augustus

      SZW: I must apologize. I took one look at the bold, large, black print and did not read your poem. I missed a treasure.I am glad I came back to it. I can understand how you feel about the privileged class. I feel that way about politicians in the USA. I have always felt attracted to and most comfortable with the creative folk. Musicians, actors, writers, painters. Some are a little weird and crazy, but lovable. Thanks for sharing.

      • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

        October 23rd, 2016 09:20
        Oh sory the print was distracting, I never really edit my poems but this time I tink I should. Have a newborn so haven't much time for poetry these days.
        Yeah poets are more loveable than politicians, u r so right there.
        Thanx a lot for yor critique and for not ignoring my poem, and telling me what is not likeable.
        Will bother u in future, bye bye.

      • BSmooth

        Great work and keep them coming. Truly a great write

      • Wolf2778

        Bro...awsome...just awsome... Nice writeing stlye i enjoyed it alot👍👍👍👍

      • Reivax Camlost

        Lots of good imagery; I could see a great hall, filled with the men and women of the king's court. It drew me in.

        I also agree with your take on it-

        I'd rather be a poet for a king than a king who ruled over poets.

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