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The Squares

by gt281 (writer), State of Denial, December 14, 2012

Why do I just stand here, when the battle is about to begin?

Why do I just stand here, when the battle is about to begin?

Why can I not move? Against my King’s enemies I will fight.

I know that I am not as mighty as some of the rest.

But I will fight, I will do my best, and drive straight on.

My seven brothers and I, all formed in a line, we will take this test.

Just give me my orders, and I will march forward, but two or by one.

Send me out, to scout ahead or perhaps to block the path of another.

Send me forth so I may do battle, until the battle is won.

I know that I am not as mighty as some of the rest.

But I aspire, to be much more, a Knight I could be.

Or maybe I could gain the powers of a mighty Queen

Send me forth, so I might do battle, against my King’s foes.

Forward now I go, unto the battlefield ahead, I shall hold my post.

The battle rages before me, from every direction they do come.

But I have held my post, while others have fallen beside me.

Three brothers down, and now a fourth, the battle goes badly.

But I stand my ground upon this hour. Aha, a Knight have I just slain.

I can move forward again, against my foes, I shall prevail.

The Bishops come gliding by me now, missing me by just one step.

And the Knights in armor do joust, against their foes.

But where is the Queen? Her powers be mightier than the rest.

Where is she now? She must be watched, or she might slay us all.

I glance back to see my King, good, he hides behind his castle walls.

Well protected he is, behind such walls, with my brothers three.

How does the battle go now? I do not know, many have fallen.

I step forward now, to block the Queen’s path.

A gambit perhaps to draw her out, so that my Knights may slay her?

She stands before me now, in all her regal splendor.

Ready to crush me with her next blow.

But my knight has seen her move and he slays her before she can escape this trap.

The battle goes quickly now, and we shall have victory soon.

Perhaps within the hour.

The enemy King’s ramparts are smashed.

His Knights and Queen have been vanquished.

I move forward now, aha, a castle wall have I scaled.

The day is won, the enemy King now kneels upon the ground.

Surrender he does, we have won this test, I have survived to fight another battle.

I know that I am not as mighty as some of the rest, but I did my best.

And tomorrow I may yet again be put to the test………………



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By melanie jean juneau on December 15, 2012 at 01:05 am

wonderful, enthralling. The best chess game I have ever read, evn better than Harry Potter's wizard chess.

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By gt281 on December 15, 2012 at 08:01 am

motherofnine9: To be mentioned in the same voice as the almost great and almost powerful HP is…is…well, disheartening…

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By melanie jean juneau on December 15, 2012 at 08:12 am

I am laughing out lod and grinning ear to ear just before I break out laughing again. Your witty coment is almost as effective as yur poem

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By gt281 on December 15, 2012 at 08:36 am

motherofnine9: Into the cooking sherry a little early today aren’t we?...I don’t write poems, poems are for limp-wristed fairy Frenchmen from Florence, I write rhyming verses…

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By melanie jean juneau on December 15, 2012 at 08:39 am

ahh- I will remember that

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