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.
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