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.