Would Be Kings

Taking a global view
Reading their Sun Tzu
Smoke filled rooms
Moving the chess piece
Palm covered with grease
Treachery blooms

Shorting the stock exchange
Itineraries rearranged
Viral campaigns
Finding their winning streak
Secrets begin to leak
Nothing’s restrained

Throwing the loaded dice
Aperitif? Very nice!
Quality’s king
Watching the innocent,
poor ninety-nine per cent
feeling the sting

Thinking they’re born to rule
Strategically no-one’s fool
Perhaps it is fair?
What are they fighting for?
Should we reach heaven’s door,
none of them there.

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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4 Responses to Would Be Kings

  1. Bravo! Bravo! Good one πŸ˜‰

  2. alarmingman says:

    Very good match of format and content – wow.

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