Pseudo Flower would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Emperor's Son

By Pseudo Flower All Rights Reserved ©

Poetry / Adventure

A garnet in the garden

Once again, we are "once upon a time",
urging the story of a prince or perhaps,
a story that was not of the prince's life -
life that was not life in fact - because
it is not a prince we are going to meet?

We should hurry then and start telling
the story of who you are meeting.
"Whose is story this?", you can ask,
but even after reaching a new end,
we could not tell whom we have just met.

"What is there to tell, then?", don't blink,
but a story we are sure to find, I think?
From nowhere this story maybe came, and
nothing extraordinary it may contain,
except the emperor's son, our main man!

It begins then, this story, in a garden
of most sweet green, flavor and color,
but wait, are you still in doubt it seems,
are not you still thinking within:
"Can an emperor's son seek to be a prince?"

"I am understanding nothing of this!",
you still protest, but can't you wait a little,
and let me finish? I bet you'll find this tale
interesting or at least bewildering,
or at least it can make you giggle.

So, in the palace gardens were the prince
and his faithful father, giving the common
walk around the leaves and the flowers.
"Father," asked the prince, "why our people
have suffered so much since the battles?"

And so, as they walked around, it seems,
the father answered: "The answer you seek,
hidden in this garden, it lies. If you want
to know the reason prayers are unanswered,
then let the air and the colors be your guide."

As weird as it might seem, the prince looked,
and look'd as much as he could, but nothing
could explain to him the question in his heart:
"Why I lie in this wonderful garden,
while people burn in the streets outside?"

"Dear father!" cried the despaired prince,
"I cannot find the answer! I cannot see it!
Why is there no reason to this? Why is the suffering
outside, reaping and free? Why is there dark,
when sun here is so good and carefree?"

But a marvel the father produced there,
to calm his son's heart, he plucked an apple
from a tree, and soon as he showed it to him,
it turned out into a bright and shiny garnet,
stone crimson like a fiery starlet.

"In the day you can explain why this garnet,
flame-flower, came to rise in the garden,
in this tree, you will be able to
see, and to explain, why people suffer endlessly,
outside the castle, outside of these aisles."

So the son rose from there, from the floor,
not knowing yet why the ways were these,
but an answer he had, something he could explain:
"We are not different, I can see, there and here,
we all suffer from the same mysterious grip.

The shades of pain are mighty and diverse,
yet I see suffering also here. But yet a difference
I see: while the arts can easily ease our life,
outside they might be alone in the dark...
Maybe an excursion is what I need!

Dear Father, help me in this quest!
Allow me to fly over the castle's nest!
Allow me to see the suffering's shadow itself!"
So was the prince's request, transgress the walls,
and see where was the suffering's final rest.

"Your desire is granted, but with a clause I grant:
if you desire to see the world's suffering,
once you return you will ascend
and become this kingdom's ruler!" said the father.
"I willingly accept!" was the answer of the kid.

So the story was this, I hope you liked it.
What, do you want to know what happened
to our dear prince? I don't know the rest, nor
the fate of him. Nobody knows it. Not even me.
Do you want to imagine it? Shall we?










Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Pseudo Flower
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Anahata Kshatriya: Cover is one thing that attracts attention to this story. But I can't deny the fact that this story is by far the best, I have read in my whole life. Opinions differ from person to person. But for me, this was a mind blowing story. The writing style of the author is great. In overall, it is a blo...

Hikari_Unmei : I really enjoy reading this story! I love the unexpected plot twists and the wild characters!!

Destiny Lamont: I love the storyline of this book. It’s very different form all the other stories I’ve read, this is by far my favorite book. I love how there are “infamous” people and “famous” people in the book and they end up being friends thoughout the book. Some even date. I would totally recommend for othe...

PINKZ: It is an interesting story. Rrally appreciate the way each scenario is described in detail.

Michela Tran: This story is great so far, I hope the author will continue it. The main characters have so much life and the descriptions of their back stories really give you a connection. The main conflict with Jesus actually gave the beginning a good amount of suspense... Or maybe it was just me. Keep writi...

Brandy Vazquez: Interesting..kept me intriguedI did not enjoy the recaps..or the ending, very disheartening! No happy ending here! Would like to read more of the authors work

maddie20: This is an amazing novel. I loved every second of it. I started off not loving the characters, and then they developed into these deep, complex, and thoughtful people. The romance was so sweet and tearworthy, one of epic proportions.

kjpeiffer: I really like this story a lot. I love how it’s setup and how realistic her reactions are. There were a couple things grammatically where I had to go back and think about what you meant rather than what was there, like with the wording. But again I really like this story. It’s entertaining and lo...

Bj: Well done will definitely read more of your work.I can see you getting much betterKeep your imagination flowing and follow your heart!!!! Until the next story

More Recommendations

dereklee2903: I think this author is fabulous writer with a good depth to charactersI have read a number of her books, all good. HhhhhhhhhhgggggggggghhhhhhgggggggggdddddddddeeddcccccccccccccccHhhhhjjjjkkklllltrewsdf

ofilichidi: Simply amazing. Your book brought to mind the difference between races and individuals from different continents. The characters kept me intrigued and on my toes. It's a blend of adventure and thriller. I kept thinking what next will Starlyn do. Thumps up.

seamount26: great story but ending left alot of unanserd questions

annafinnemann: This book is amazing and I think everyone should give it a try. But why does the story end there? I would like to know why her magic is so weird, what happens between her and Calic and hoa she overall deals being a skydancer! Please write more!

Julie Chan: I loved this book! It was amazing from start to finish. Every sentence had me on the edge of my seat. I hope you continue this story, it's amazing.

graceeming: I thought the whole story form the beginning was captivating, it really gave you the hunger that you were longing for in a story. Yes the end was not something that I enjoyed, but I recommend this to anyone that enjoys fantasy of this type.

{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.