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Deck of cards
Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks, tens to twos, Jokers
Can society not be balanced as deck with equal no of Haves and Have nots ? 

I love 53rd and 54th card, Joker 
As it does not belong to any Suit - Spade, Club, Diamond or Heart
Can society be not classless, casteless akin to Joker, part of deck but not any suit?  

Joker just two in deck 
As against four of each rank in deck
Can the flexibility to include / remove Joker not extended to Politicians in real game 
of life?   

Rested in pro-games, permitted in fun games
Playing Joker mixes with card of any rank or any Suit  
With Joker’s adaptability, can society’s all Suits not live in harmony?   

Joker, colourful card favourite with kids 
Placed atop house of cards
Like child, Joker ever smiles back; can we not ape Joker? Or child?  

For Members contest : Pick A Card, any card by Paula Swanson

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  1. Date: 6/8/2011 9:22:00 PM
    You chose the best card in the game of life,where society is the world,and the world is the society,of difference and indifference..great great poem Hitendra, C.C :)

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 4:37:00 PM
    This is a positively stunning parody on society, Hitendra!!!! A definite favorite for me. I just love the way you align with the Joker because he is adaptable enough to live in harmony with "all suits." If this were my contest, you'd take first place! To my faves along with you if you're not already there. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/3/2011 12:31:00 PM
    Classless societies do our eternity that we carve out for ourselves. This is very intellectual and much appreciated by this reader. Have a great weekend, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 10:09:00 PM
    I really like this unique card you chose. And how you related it to the card of equality. Cool analogy,Hitendra.Best of luck in this contest.Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 1:04:00 AM
    good luck in contest i supect you wil do very well Luv*Skat

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 1:01:00 PM
    This is a wonderful poem Hitendra!Enjoyed the read very much.May I request you to read my poem"A Royal love affair"---kashinath