When the soldier stood with the sword
valiantly holding the table.
Two sides cut with fervent grace.
And only I was able.

Where war would not
travel for the need
and the family disowned.
could not perform the deed

Diamonds for rewards
that cost nothing
and you would want
or expect something

More, then the heart you
Have thrown away.
but are left alone.
And to say.

They are only cards.
Is the choice you make.
And you are playing alone.
So your joy is fake.

But carries over.
In a separate task.
After years of showing.
You return the mask.

A smile-less smile
A Laugh-less Laugh