Wednesday, May 20, 2009

no pawns spared

it was mayhem out there
each trying to best the other
with black and white falling aside
chequered to the last
both stood alone
the white king
the black queen
each preoccupied
in an efficient game
bloodshed had been spared
each wanted to taste power
and rule over the other

"silent love treacherously asked both to optimize"


Do check out 3WW. The words for this week: efficient, optimize and treacherous

16 comments:

Jeeves said...

Wow!!!!This is brilliant. Is it best or prob beat.

ThomG said...

I like it. And I like when you write poetry.

anthonynorth said...

Excellent. Really like the last line.

Linda Jacobs said...

I can see that chess board and the king and queen. Great metaphor for life and love!

andy said...

The white king must leave himself at the mercy of the black queen... perhaps?

Your move!

pia said...

i agree with Linda about the great metaphor

Tumblewords: said...

It isn't really about a chess game, is it? Laughing! Love this piece! It's so 'lifey'...

Bill said...

sudden shower
chess players in the park
bend over the board

Daily Panic said...

awe the games we play for love. Love the chess metaphor. good poem.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Love is all about finding your way out of those checkmates.

Janice Thomson said...

This is an excellent write Guatami!

Neverending story said...

Ah yes the games we play for new love. I don't miss the treachery but perhaps the desire to optimize.

MichaelO said...

Love on the chessboard. A witty game it was!

cyclopseven said...

A piece of 'tolerance', the essence of life.

blisshappens said...

love the title, it was a fantastic poem! Nice that you are back to writing poetry! -Meg

Megha said...

Great one!
Who will win ?