Ode to the Spymaster

Spy vs Spy

Lurking and listening
A shadow within the darkness
Or a smiling face
Sitting across the table

Masters of secrets
Both their own and others
Essential to a cause
And those who rule

Some are loyal
While others have no heart
Following money or excitement
Yet all ply the same trade

The spotlight is shunned
Wearing a shroud of mystery
That keeps them safe
And distant

(I tried to make this one work, but ran into a problem.  WordPress seems to hate me hitting spacebar when I do a Shift+Enter to create stanzas.  I have to do another Shift+Enter then go back to add the spaces to the sentence.  Really frustrating and makes it hard to maintain the flow.  Sorry . . . Check out War of Nytefall: Rivalry.)

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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8 Responses to Ode to the Spymaster

  1. L. Marie says:

    I’m sorry that formatting was such a pain, Charles. The poem is great and has a lovely shape. Reminds me of a dagger.

    I remember Spy vs. Spy back when I read Mad Magazine.


  2. Thanks. I’m going to play around to find a way to solve the issue. It could be keeping a shift+enter space at the bottom or something.

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  3. You could do in Word and then copy into WP. Not sure it would help but I have solved formatting problems that way. Enjoyed the poem, Charles

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  4. John is correct, Charles – I use Libre Office the same way.
    (BTW, you can select, highlight and do a center justify using the WP Editor)


  5. Staci Troilo says:

    WordPress has been really finicky lately. Sorry about your formatting issues. But I loved the poem.


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