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The Emperor

The tarot cards are splayed to form a Celtic cross,
A tale of past, present and future hopes and fears,
A tale of how once precious love was lost
And answers to a question that carries through the years.
The Emperor casts its’ spell whenever it is played,
He is Zeus, the great King Minos, with powers of life and death,
The symbol of our father’s power, commands we should obey.
Yet, experience has taught, a path of caution is best.
He is stability, authority, discipline and control,
But also ego from which corrupted power grows.
The other cards that fall will help us search our souls
And help us overcome the obstacles we know.
May we seek to use the Emperor’s rule for good,
To rise above temptation for deceit,
And use the Emperor’s strength the way we should,
Not burdened with egocentric self conceit.

For Tracie's Terot Contest

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:18:00 PM
    Congrats on an awesome write and win Craig. Hugs

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 6:46:00 PM
    Congrad's on your fine write winning high honors, Craig. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 2:41:00 PM
    Craig :- ) Congratulations with your awesome poem in Tracie's "...Tarot Poem..." contest.. glad these are enjoyable winners.. take care~LINDA

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 11:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Tracie's contest Craig. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 1:34:00 AM
    Excellent write Craig and congratulations xx

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 12:37:00 AM
    I enjoyed this poem, it felt like a bygone erea. Well done. Excellent win.

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 11:38:00 PM
    congrats craig on an interesting and informative write on the Emperor and a top notch win too luv ..

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 8:54:00 PM
    Congratulations Craig....Seren

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 4:59:00 PM
    Craig, good luck in the contest... always~pd

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:46:00 PM
    really like this craig, the story is a gem, written in your own poetry style, doesn't get much better than this....

  1. Date: 11/12/2012 3:43:00 PM
    Tracie will love this Craig!! Great write my friend. What happened to our G-Men? :•( but then again last time they started 6-4 the won it all. Who know what the last 6 games will bring. Hope your well my friend. Michael