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The Queen of Hearts – a Poem

on February 8, 2022
(Artwork by Tenniel)

The Queen of Hearts made cherry tarts

On Cupid’s Special Day.

The Knave of Hearts threw out those tarts

And stole the Queen away.

His bow was strong, his arrows sharp,

He drew with deadly force.

His missile pierced the tender heart,

Killing her, of course.

With hungry zeal, he yanked the heart

From Queenie’s bloody chest

And feasted on her royal blood,

Rating it the best!

Dawn Pisturino

December 16, 2011

Copyright 2011-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.

24 responses to “The Queen of Hearts – a Poem

  1. wjwingrove97 says:

    I love this ❤️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Fabulous! Is this the 13+ version? Always loved that illustration by Tenniel too

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Timothy Price says:

    Bloody briliant. Alice inspires.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Michele Lee says:

    A love poem with a bloody twist. 💘🩸 Creative!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Killian13 says:

    A perfect bloody Valentine! Loved it!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. utahan15 says:

    hearts beat
    defeat and deflate
    the want and need to hate

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Oh my, what a whimsical twist to the Queen of Hearts. I think this was a bloody good poem Dawn!!! 💉🩸🃏💖👑😍

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  8. Hello Dawn, you have a poetic vein. I like your poem very much. The picture fits to it.

    I was off-line for a few days. I was hacked. Now I have a new PC and I’m very happy. But still have to configure many things. From passwords to reinstalling programs. But I think from tomorrow I will write posts again, or the day after tomorrow.

    All the best🌹

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  9. Jeff Flesch says:

    Wow! That’s an awesome poem, Dawn!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Oh, how I love the merry force of this poem 🙂

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