's Confessions of a King Literature Contest
click the above links for the group's page & the contest's rules.
the king is based on the kings of hearts, diamonds, clubs, & spades, from a standard deck of cards, with tarot card influences.
the hearts suit, in this poem, relates to the subject's body.
the diamonds suit can be associated with power, values, the season autumn, & the planet jupiter. i tried to incorporate all aspects into that stanza.
the clubs suit can be associated with business, fire, achievements, & goals. again, i tried to incorporate these aspects.
finally, the spades suit can be associated with arrogance, pride, & winter, all of which i tried to include. spades is usually at the beginning of the deck which is why, ironically enough, i left it to the end & concluded it with hints of a new beginning.
this poem's probably the first & last time i'll write with capital letters & not use ampersands, haha.
feedback is encouraged as i wrote this much more quickly than i should have & consequently probably didn't know what the hell i was going on about.