Why Do We Take The Joker Out of The Deck? (Poem)

Why do we take the joker out of the deck?

The comedian knows more than the journalist,

and the Jester was the king’s adviser.

It is easy to keep your distance

if we laugh at the messenger

instead of killing them.

Why do we take the joker out of the deck?

Does the dealer fear other cards we might play?

Is there another rule to the game

that we are not aware of?

Several actually,

and we’re never supposed to know,

so the dealer never has to answer

when you ask him

“Why do we take the joker out of the deck?”

Published by James J Jackson, Jr

I'm a writer and political organizer who loves socialism, painting, literature, and film.

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