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Sunday, January 8, 2012

the king & the simple man

i remember
as a kid
i dreampt of being big
until the time
i grew up and mature
i realized that being big
just like a king
means a lot.

duties
responsibilities
means
pressure and stress...

and especially
power
that can be blinding...

so if you do not have the heart
you do not have the passion
to rule fairly
and do sound judgement
just be a simple man.

posted for magpie tales photo prompt 99
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid

done while on the truck
with JC to London, Ontario
pic will be inserted as soon as we are home...
have a blessed Sunday friends
and a great week agead...
Love you all!...

17 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! Such a good message and it is so very true! Nice work! :)

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  2. Great advice to those who'd rule.

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  3. ParengJJ,
    Truly said ParengJJ. You could see how a king moved around in the movie. Yul carried it out in style!

    Hank

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  4. love the last line..but it is all awesome..xx

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  5. I love your poetry/prose. Thank you for posting it.

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  6. Your verse makes me think of Tevye,"I know we are the chosen people. But once in a while, couldn't you choose someone else?"

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  7. Have a great weekend - and, BTW, nothing wrong with being "a simple man". It's all about just trying to be a decent human being and making use of one's gifts, no matter how great or how small.

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  8. So very true dear friend! Safe travels and blessings to you *hugs*

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  9. "to those whom much is given, much is required" or something like that.

    excellent advice in your words!

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  10. Ah, if only politicians would heed your advice!!Well done...

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  11. Wise advise...wish more would heed it. Nice work

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  12. i like your wisdom in this and i wish more of our leaders had that common sense about them...nice jj

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  13. Like it lots, but think you underestimate the intricacies of being a simple man!

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  14. Thanks! nice- and very true poem!

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