Four banners with twelve lords,
each the highest of a great horde.
Two kings, whose lives will end,
brought about by their own hand.
For each the nobles, lord and dame,
top and bottom, they are the same.
All below them lack a face,
and for a name count their place.
Given meaning that isn't there,
middle's low but lowest fair.
And for a time they're fortune's hand,
with a sway only they command.
four suits, twelve face cards
face cards come after numbers
all cards mirrored
non-face cards show counters
given meaning by the game
most count aces highly
they're the aspect that gives
the games chance