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beware the charming king of swords and his evil pair of queens


a nurse her re rhyme


reversed king swords tarot©2015 by punkie


the king is in the parlour,

pissed off at his sister

the queens are in the pantry

finding ways to twist her


like the princess and the pea

she is quite contrary

the brat, the bitch, the mean old witch,

the cursed mary mary


what can be done to stop her dead?

her blog is such a bother

she blurts and spurts until it hurts,

and denigrates her father


pin the tail ‘tween one and three:

ayup duck follow orders!

mother may I? simon says:

stay within the borders


lock her up and show her now

just who is in control

never mind the moral bind

or who will pay the toll



©2015 Susan Macaulay. I invite you to share the links widely, but please do not reprint or reblog or copy and paste my poems into other social media without my permission. Thank you.



In the tarot, the reversed King of Swords suggests the misuse of one’s mental power, authority, and drive. It represents manipulation and persuasion in order to fulfill selfish needs.

You need to be wary of these people because, although they may be charming and intelligent, they can do only harm.

They have only their personal interests in mind and will do whatever they can to achieve these interests, even if it means stepping on others.