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A Pack of Cards

Oh, queens, aces beside them and kings
and all the minions serve them and jacks.
I don’t play 'em, ’m not excited w/the things.
A voice  – “I'll take them, if you don’t me object”.

Diamonds, clubs, spades and beautiful hearts –
symbols of sway, eternal suits,
forced to being shuffled by infidel hands,
those fiery came from infernal loots.

And they are chosen, ones of them – trumps,
laying above the stifling suffering world
of the rest covered, beaten and slumped,
swinging round an` round in a devilish whirl.

An` the pack is shuffled by the hands on an` on
‘cause of friction they get one wicked spark.
Devil’s laughing at it in his own Babylon,
I’m now in his hands as one petty card.

There is a war on for your mind:

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  1. Date: 6/21/2009 10:06:00 AM
    i ve read that poem - funny - but it seems to me it is not similar to mine :)

  1. Date: 6/21/2009 8:53:00 AM
    You should read a Card Poem by Joseph Demarco Called"Cutting cards".Similar to yours;Hes in this Site=p