Image: Tom Scholes
The Tower is commonly interpreted as meaning danger, crisis, destruction, and liberation.
This is a card of warning and possibility – create something new from something that ends in the will and limits of time alone. A change that must be, but should be for the good, with our power.
Everyone said you were nice
A good family
Right and proper
Always attending every occasion
Where one should be seen and noticed.
I was naïve amid smiles and curtsies
Appearances grand and proper
To know reality was all
Sticks and stones and broken bones.
Societies role models
Living atop your tower
Your castle on the hill
Where evil bred and festered
Like rats upon a dung heap.
You were the shylock of my fears
Nothing was for nothing
You made that so clear
You extracted every pound of flesh
As painfully as you could
But always with a smile
Always ‘well intentioned’
And always to your advantage.
You found a patsy, a stupid vassal
Whom you nurtured in that role.
Crush and ruin was your mantra
Leaving me shredded staring down
From a top the life you treasured so.
Escape seemed easy
Just a step, then a jump
To take away the pain.
But that pleasure I’ll never afford you
I walked away, head up high,
Pretense I would do no more.