This Is My Kingfdom


  • Mandi
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This Is My Kingfdom

I have a memory
I hold so dear.
It is great-grandpa
Whispering in my ear.

Look around you
And you will see,
All that is here,
Belongs to me.

With his arms in the air
'Round the room he gestures
This is my kingdom, and
These are my treasures

When I look around the room
I see remnents of 93 years
Of all the happiness in his life
And all the times that brought him tears

A photo album lays covered with dust
An old bird cage sits sadly still
Get well cards perched on the chest
A pot with violets on the window sill

This room now holds his kingdom
He shall leave it no more
Here lie his earthly treasures
Like shells upon the shore

Being only a small child
I never gave it a thought
Now I am in my twilight years
I understand the feelings wrought

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dahlusion commented on This Is My Kingfdom


A joyfully tear-jerking piece that most of us can relate to on so many emotional levels. Bravo!! Peace and Light, dah



thank you, I appreciate yoru time and efforts

gogant commented on This Is My Kingfdom


Funny how back then, when we would visit the grand parents, they always had photos that they would bring out and reminisce over. It seemed that their whole world was the living room and all the old memories there..........A Lovely one.........................g

ImStillHere commented on This Is My Kingfdom


haha I loved this! :) to have such treasures and have such a long life is a blessing. :) i really enjoyed this.



I believe these people are called hoarders...

kmooney commented on This Is My Kingfdom


I liked this a lot Mandi. I, too, have lots of fond memories of my grandparents. I remember their old musty basement, which was more like a cellar. All the treasures they had down there. What a childhood adventure it was rummaging through all that stuff. And they grew grapes in their backyard. Wild grapes, on vines that climbed their old chain linked fence. We would pick them and eat them to our hearts delight. They were great. Yeah I miss them and understand your delight. Thanks for reminding me of them and sharing your wonderful poem...Kevin



I haveanother which is one of my favorites about the peonies in my grandmother's garden and my grandfather's pet parakeet of which he was so fond

LoveDeeply commented on This Is My Kingfdom


I love this poem! Its very good. I am impressed by this, and I know your other poems are great as well!

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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