The Suicide King and the Winking Jack
Stood face to face, and back to back
To the Ace of Spades and the Queen of Hearts.
But without support, the House would fall apart.
Forsaking jacks and timbres, they called on the pawns.
Faceless subjects to lean upon.
The Numbers greatly helped to carry the load,
And so the Royal House began to grow.
Outward it grew, as the ramparts grew higher.
Not a Diamond was spared to construct towering spire.
The Clubs were charged with the outer defence,
They built the portcullis, and a great walled defence.
But the winking Jack began to slip -
The King lost more than his sword’s grip.
“More Numbers!”, the Ace’s despairing call,
But it was too late - the Queen started to fall.
Dissent came from within, between the Red and Black,
Each one had planned a subvert attack.
They waited until the House had grown quite large -
And that’s when each issued their own charge.