I am just a pawn

with paths laid out before me

moving pace by pace-


Dark & light intertwined

before me, behind me,

within me-


Seduced by freedom

from the mundane

my soul seeks adventure-


Stuck on this square

my sights on the king

love, my thirst qunecher-


Which direction I take

no longer matters

I am learning this, slowly-


Moving and growing

accepting my fate

and coming out wholly-


Embracing the darkness

helps the soul to shine

it is time to bleed-


Step by step

day by day

has become my creed-


My sights are set

I’m moving forward

and I am terrified-


But I won’t look back

and I will take what comes

I refuse to hide-


I can sense what is coming

and I need to be ready

for my feet, those last steps to take-


When I stand before

the king, laughing


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12 Responses to Checkmate!

  1. Sadje says:

    Wonderful poem and great strategy. It’s okay to be afraid of unknown but step onwards.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Brad Osborne says:

    A beautiful analogy of life and struggle, Kristian. I love the form and flow. It is crisp and well paced. I love the story that unfolds and really loved how you brought it all home at the end. Well written!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. The V Pub says:

    Chess never sounded so wonderful. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You always write good pieces Kristian but extra kudos on this.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. aguycalledbloke says:

    Nicely penned Kristian, the makings of a saga 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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