The Crown

Uneasy the head, which wears a crown,
Fast: thoughts form, heart beats
Unsettled still, the mind frowns
Uneasy; the head which wears a crown,
In melancholy, it rarely drowns,
Yearning for monumental feats
Uneasy the head, which wears a crown
Fast. Thoughts form heart beats

Uneasy the head, which wears a crown,
I’m glad that I’m no king;
Tired of long battles, now grown
Uneasy; the head which wears a crown,
Courageous heart that’s rarely down,
Of strategies always thinking;
Uneasy the head, which wears a crown,
I’m glad that I’m no king.


Submitted To:
1. One Single Impression – #135 – Monument
2. Monday Poetry Potluck – Kings,Queens & Warriors
3. ABC Wednesday Round 7 – K for King
4. One Shot Wednesday @ One Stop Poetry

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Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. Agree…”Uneasy the head, which wears a crown” or any other person in command.
    Nice Poem!! 🙂 Loved the ease with which you have written this poem and highlighted all the woes of a King.
    Have you been there, done that?? 😉

  2. Great idea for the letter K. Being King is definitely not all that it’s cracked up to be. Not that I will ever have that worry being a common woman.

  3. Leo, This reminds me of my “jack and jill” post last week – jack’s crown was jauntily askew! I like the way you constructed this poem and I most enthusiastically agree, “I’m glad that I’m no king.”

  4. Great poem, and so true! What I understand about our royals is that they are very modern are freeer than their ancestors, but… they have to do a lot of things they don’t like, they have always to show a happy face and be civil to photographers. I am glad that I am not a royal either.

  5. So much responsibility to wear a crown. I’m reading through the Bible this year and just finished reading I and II Kings… some were great, and good and compassionate….but most ruled in a very ungodly way.

    I like the phrase “Uneasy the head that wears the crown…”

    This is a wonderful peace of work…again you are the master with words.

    • yeah, lots of responsibility with being a king.. kindness, impartial, bravery… I think I’d rather be normal me 😀
      glad you liked the poem, Wanda 🙂 thanks for the appreciation!

  6. You did the King royal…I do not think I would make a very good leader…King or Queen…for everyday would be holiday….Great one shot…bkm

  7. A labyrinth of wordplay—love the repetition, but what struck me more was the variation of punctuation and the layering. Thanks for sharing with One Shot!

  8. I love the repetition – it makes the reader feel the weight of that position of crown bearer.
    No easy task – you conveyed that so well.

    Thanks for sharing with One Shot

    Moon smiles

  9. Wow! Four submissions in one!
    (Way to multi-task!)

    Yes, everybody thinks they’d like to be king of the world – giving orders, etc – but few consider the weight of the crown.

    Nice One Shot (etc, etc, etc), Leo!

  10. ek teer se 2 nishaan suna tha 😛
    ye chaar nishaan kaise maara 😀 😀
    awesome poetry as always… 😀
    the repetition adds a rhythm to the poem..

    but ye triolet kya hia :O
    funda nai samja.. research karna padega 😐

  11. ..me as well – wouldn’t want to be a king – too much responsibilty – too less real power nowadays…
    like how you start the stanzas …uneasy the head…great flow

  12. A poor man sure has fewer worries than the king!!
    I liked the repetition you’ve used! Really adds to the effect! Excellent poem, Leo! Well said!
    Thank you for sharing it with Poetry Potluck along with One Shot! Smartly done 🙂
    You rock!!!!!

    • thanks Kavi 🙂 the repetition is part of the triolet form itself.. glad you liked the repetition and my wordplay.. for sure, a poor fella has lesser worries.. 🙂

      pleasure is all mine to share with the Potluck gang! 😀

  13. This is good one Leo.. don’t know but currently I am reading the Prince.. and have feeling what you have written.. It’s good not to be a king..or for that matter a prince.. Life as is it is gifted is beautiful.. thanks Leo..

  14. I also wrote one about the King, Queen and Warriors for the Poetry Potluck and enjoyed reading this one.. its really interesting to see how you have used a common phrase to base your poetry on and then devlop it from there…

    Very nice..

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