Kingmaker

Warwick the Kingmaker

Warwick the Kingmaker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To be the kingmaker
Rather than the king
That’s the thing!

Powerbroker plays
Are the ones that pay
In so many ways

Giving your advice
Never asking twice
Trap them in their vice

Spider web refined
Competitors confined
Proteges that shine

All these ones that owe
From your gifts bestowed
See the tributes flow

Hidden from the eye
None make seek or pry
No matter how they try

Shielded from the blame
For this ruthless game
Those lost to the flame

To be the kingmaker
Rather than the king
That’s the thing!

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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6 Responses to Kingmaker

  1. Brian Hughes says:

    Also known as the back-seat driver…

  2. Filled that role. For many a year. Left it, cold turkey. No regrets.

  3. That seems to be the safer role. Having the real power and not being out front for everyone to pay attention to.

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