Saturday, June 19
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Tag: human courage

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man

courage, Grace, Joy, poem
The Hanged Man card, Rider-Waite tarot deck One iced night mom took his hand and led the boy to a no man’s land And in the darkness of that night, he came to know himself as blight Born upside-down and on a tether, no turned up way to make him clever Both heart and memory came away with jilted mom on that crazed day Excess baggage he seemed to be, surviving much-grudged care you see Imagined poems filled his dreams, soulful skimming of raw life’s cream On winds of change other blows, but joys embedded he has known And in the end life’s still worthwhile Life was precious to man and child Upside-down fuels such rare view, and capsized life is a lonely pew But when time came to make a close, only sweetness from a thornless rose I was intr...