If I were a king

Just like I rarely write funny poetry, I almost never write poems for children. However, I wrote this one many years ago and thought I would share it at long last. It was inspired by a book called ‘A Child’s Garden of Verses’ by Robert Louis Stevenson which I won as a school prize when I was about seven (could have been a poetry prize but that is probably wishful thinking!)

If I were a King

If I were a king
And my bed was a throne
And the garden a kingdom
Of my very own

I’d stand on my bed
And proudly I’d say
Sun I command you
To shine every day

Rain you are exiled
From out of this land
And the clouds would disperse
With a wave of my hand