Existential Re-union: The real King and Queen

28 Sep

How can a king, be king,

            When the Queen, continues to dawdle?

Or, the queen be queen,

            When the King, continues to dawdle?


When the Queen, continues to dawdle,

Or, the queen be queen,

Then what does it matter,


When the King, continues to dawdle?

They need an existential re-union,

Not an egotistical waddle.


(Hmmm! Sounds like someone has to wash the dishes,

And the other, has to wipe.

 They can both put them away.)



Posted by on September 28, 2014 in Existential, Love, Poetry, Silly stuff, thoughts, Zen


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25 responses to “Existential Re-union: The real King and Queen

  1. Poet Stacy Lynn Mar

    October 5, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    hey friend. wanted to stop by and say thanks for your sweet comment on my little essay 🙂 i appreciate your reading and commenting!

    stacy lynn mar


  2. Amrit Sinha

    October 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Lovely use of the word ‘dawdle’ 😀


  3. Rebecca Fedler

    October 1, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I enjoyed this, and ‘dawdle’ is such a great word.


  4. G L Meisner

    September 29, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Great conclusion, doing it together always helps.


  5. sharplittlepencil

    September 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    My 16-year marriage has survived in large part because we both eschew royalty! The only queen in our house is our old kitty, Diva. But then again, I think dawdling fell out of fashion far too soon. We need that “smell the roses” mentality back in our microwaved culture, no?

    Thanks for visiting and commenting. I love how many Scrabble points one could rack up with your initials!! Amy


  6. Carrie Van Horn

    September 29, 2014 at 11:31 am

    This is very true ZQ. Maybe they both should wash wipe and put away all the dishes. 🙂


  7. Ankita

    September 29, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Smiles… I agree with Bjorn it is a privilege to dawdle in this fast moving life.


  8. ZQ

    September 29, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Thanks for my morning smile… it does take talent 🙂


  9. dsnake1

    September 29, 2014 at 8:26 am

    it takes talent to dawdle. 🙂


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    September 29, 2014 at 6:01 am

    A privilege to dawdle has to be shared I guess


  11. Leovi

    September 29, 2014 at 3:27 am

    Yes, I agree. They can both put them away.


  12. Abin

    September 29, 2014 at 12:31 am

    this was funny.enjoyed it.


  13. Poet Stacy Lynn Mar

    September 28, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    very cute write. almost sing song. a war of the royalties! haha. i enjoyed.

    stacy lynn mar


  14. magicalmysticalteacher

    September 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    The Comma-Kaze—what a delightful appellation! 😉


  15. Gabriella

    September 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Maybe things would be easier on them if they could retire from their functions every now and again and just take a private vacation.


  16. James Jamztoma Toma

    September 28, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    simple and rhythmic. enjoyed it!!! thanks.


  17. Paul Andrew Russell

    September 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    This made me smile. I love the wordplay. 🙂


  18. Sherry Blue Sky

    September 28, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Okay, I seriously love this, especially them both putting away the dishes…….this reads like an existential love story of the Romantically Traumatized….hee hee. (That would be me, I confess!)


  19. ZQ

    September 28, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Yes, I have been called out on many occasions for that by a few teachers. I use them when I want the reader to pause (aware of its repetition, enough to be called the comma-kaze). Dashes ( -) and extended space between words have been recommended. I’m working on it. It’s a twelve step program 🙂
    Nice to hear from you and I always enjoy your visit.


  20. ZQ

    September 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    It did come to mind; as I was watching people in their relationships. Who are totally unique, but somehow fail to see the true equality in a realm that lacks understanding and wisdom to accept that their rule is one among many.
    Resolve, step aside, or go around in an action of grace. Your “Kingdom” is always yours 🙂


  21. Donna@Living From Happiness

    September 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I liked the stop and start and the movement of the words as they repeated and rhymed…oh those dawdling royals.


  22. ZQ

    September 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    …and a lot of “Royals” in their own castles. 🙂


  23. Nissa Annakindt

    September 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I was, put off by the use, of unnecessary, commas. However if you did that knowingly and intentionally for artistic reasons, I can support that. I liked the poem, not quite sure what it’s about (which is probably part of what I like about it.) I thought it was generally well crafted except for the already-mentioned comma thing. Very good work.


  24. Gillena Cox

    September 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

    i’m sensing something Scotland/England in this theme, nicely intimated ; happy you linked in at my Sunday meme

    much love…


  25. Mary

    September 28, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I take it that ‘dawdling’ is a trait of these royals! Smiles.



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