The Unofficial Monoarch

By Katherine B. Parilli

My Happy Pup may not be a king

wearing a crown most royal

and sitting upon his high throne.

My Happy Pup may not a country rule,

or be sovereign of a distant land.


But like a king

my little pup sits with contented smile

upon his fluffy pillow.

With eyes wide and confident

he stares from his unofficial throne,

confident in the knowledge that

though he might not be the acknowledged monarch of the land,

he sits upon his pillow throne

the unofficial monarch of his home.