My Four Queens Of Life~


Just the other day I had the good fortune to
have had lunch with a homeless man
As we sat down to eat he told me a story
and this is how it began

He said son, when I was a much younger
man’s child
I laughed then, at those not having
had a full deck to play with
Because to me,
anything short of 52 was just a myth
Then as time passed I realized
for many only few cards remained
whilst life’s deck was only a memory
on which we stood ashamed

For me, I have managed to hang on
to these four cards I call my
four Queens of Life
He took out his four cards
and began to explained

The Queen of clubs reminds me
of how I’ve allowed good intentions
to have so brutalized
my many dreams now unrealized

The Queen of Spades comes to me
reminding me of the many words
never shared when time was a reality

The Queen of Diamonds takes me to a place
where once I lived like a king with no notion
of things ever changing, now this street
corner and I fight for the same space

The Queen of Hearts
Oh she holds all the cards I’ve ever lost
She is the illusive image of a future
that never last
She represents the bitter sweetness
of my past

So you see, these four ladies have become
my rock of Gibraltar during my days of strive
They are my four Queens of life




Choose Living Over Existing(CLOE)Gender Free Writer(GFW), MartialArts-Auth"The Spirit That Guides Us" "Noir AM""The Lottery"

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