The King of Hearts ❤️


The pride of humanity
all glorious of conciousness
upon a red carpet of vanity
this slipstream of existence
glimpsed but momentarily
through a blur
they loosely call reality
with a cry to the Most High
through a clear blue sky
“Why are you hiding from me?”

Up a mystical sleeve
the eye to deceive
the mind to believe
at lightening speed
shuffling the deck
down mirrors of smoke
whilst smoking the rope
of lost faith and no hope
ever stroking the snake
that lies in wait
at the bottom of the pack

My chips all in
at Club 27 ♣️
snake eyes on the prize
for one last spin
the hand of fate
holding fast
to a royal flush
up against a full house
of madness and regret
as the Ancients forsaken
covered my bet
with a forbidden blessing
that broke the bank
(it was one hell of a gamble)
The croupier got tossed
leaving the pit boss
with just a worn-out slogan
on his forked tongue
“No place closer to heaven
. . . than Club 27 ♣️

yet still …
the barbarians ⚔️
at the casino gates
counting the cost
of losses spiritual
wept and grieved
with sorrow deep
my winnings to retrieve
from a burnt out soul
laid fallow
in the ruins of tomorrow
revealing the dealing
and illuminating
with clarity
the nefarious cruelty
that denies
with sugar coated lies
and bets on the side
the sure thing
of a higher reality 💎

As the King of Hearts
the Ace of Time and Space ♦️
keeps on asking the Jokers Wild
“Why are you hiding from me?”

~ David B. Redpath © 2018-2022

‘The Golden Rush’
~~ by David B. Redpath © 2018-2022

Portrait Art courtesy
of Multiple Michael © 2022

59 thoughts on “The King of Hearts ❤️”

      1. When I think about a hundred years in the future, I wonder if the human race will be extinct at that point. (Parden the doom and gloom. We have midterm elections in three days, bulletproof vests for election officials and all.)

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      2. Yes, from what I’ve seen on the news
        the U.S. is suffering from a bad case
        of electile dysfunction 🤔 🕶️
        Life goes on, whether the good guys
        lose or win. The Earth will continue to
        spin, as humanity learns to live within
        its dwindling means 🌎

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  1. Gorgeous.most amazing touch of spirituality in the game of play card or gamble.Jokers are always powerful but not every time.The king of heart has to win everywhere.beautiful metaphorical poem,dear Redpath!!❤️🙏❤️oh,much mysterious -the club 27 s.most sad feelings are hidden in some few words.Really lost of faith💔💙💔

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  2. Great poetry and shades of truths hard to bare these days but I’m stacking the cards and continuing to shuffle a hopeful hand and good play everyday as I meet the challenges David. Love the picture. and songs are so great!

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    1. I’ll have to watch out for you when
      you’ve got the deck in your hand!
      Yet there’s always plenty of room
      at the table of Highway Bloggery
      (as long as there’s no highway
      robbery) for a ramblin’ gamblin’
      poet such as yourself, Cindy ❤️😎
      Thanks for dealing me in for a win.

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    1. A right royal feast is on the list
      with the Prince of Peace ✌️😎
      More than a New York 🗽 minute
      steak on your plate, not just a Key
      Lime Pie in the sky when you die ✝️
      Thanks for dropping by, Buckeye 🙏


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