Check Mate, You Win

by Tara   Oct 23, 2007

I set up all my pieces then glace out in front of me,
Opponent worthy of this game of chess that's come to be;
This man that I've come to adore sets up a challenge, so,
I can't back down, chess board of life is now the way we go.

My pawns stand tall, protect the queen that is my empty heart.
But you're confused, and so your rook - it takes one from the start.
I brace myself, can never tell which move you're going to make
So I back off and make sure my defences, you can't break.

She's guarded now, but this queen sits and yearns for something more
A game to you, you quickly push another pawn to floor.
I take my knights and gather up the strength that's left in me,
And let them out to question what you're thinking, what will be.

But you still have no answer about what is going on,
And every time that happens, you take out another pawn.
My bishop's set to make an ex across the board to see
If this is meant to happen, or if its meant to be.

Strong til the end, I sit with my few pieces and I wait,
And wonder why it feels this way, and hope its not too late.
We're both in check, just like we've been so many times before -
'Cause life has knocked us over, thrown our chess game to the floor.

The pieces scatter to the ground, but there in front of me
Is the queen I still believe in, a queen who wants to be
Holding up a king who's also been knocked to the ground
Because she thinks in him, something amazing she has found.

I know that life does not make sense, and that its not a game
But since we've met, my checkered board has never been the same
I think of you, too much its true, don't know which way to go
Check mate, you win, I've fallen in - so please just let me know.


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  • 11 years ago

    by Randy Lee

    Two years is way to long to wait for something new from you.

    • 7 years ago

      by Tara

      I think I may actually perhaps be inspired now.....almost 4 years after your comment, old friend. Hope this finds you well.

  • 12 years ago

    by Randy Lee

    I think life is a game, and who you are is dictated by the way you play. It's always a pleasure to read something new from you.

  • 13 years ago

    by xxSuicidalxx

    Wow...I really enjoyed reading your poem! Great piece....very desricptive and well did an amazing job! Keep it up 5/5!

  • 13 years ago

    by Fsams

    Wow...what a lovely piece. Great rhymes and I love the last line :) The way words strung each other makes this one a great cohesive, poetically and lexically strong poem. :)


  • 13 years ago

    by Karl Wild GG23

    I really loved this poem you did a fantastic job with it, the imagery and word choice were amazing. I love how it relates to life so well, sometimes the best way to win in chess or in life is to take a risk and leave yourself vulnerable. Amazing job 5/5 GG23