Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

Life Is Chess - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

Lets play a game of chess
A game that could bring about stress
A game that could also depress
If you strive to win without success

Chess is life Kasporov said
Thats what l thought off when l went to bed
Its funny you have a king and a queen
That represents a whole lot of things
Marriage, Politics, love and dont forget natures law

While the bishop goes with religion
The knights go to war to represent the nation
And the pawns march on like soldiers without a choice
But to defend our lives
The castle a wall around our thoughts
A protector for what our identity is worth

Who is behind the strategy
Does the player represent leadership
Are the pieces part of the world
If l draw a game what do l define myself
And if l win am l the supreme
Or is this thought merely too extreme

To play chess better
One has to constantly work harder
Recently l have acquired a bag of tricks
Which comes with experience
And while l play
I sometimes pray for luck
Which sometimes works
Such is the representation of real life

A queen so strong is sometimes sacrificed
While a king with only one move to his name
Is always the last to stay in the game
Thats goes to show that life is unfair
With all the pain and suffering that women bear
Life is Chess
I have to confess

© Sylvia Chidi- 17 October 2005

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  • Kim Barney (12/15/2014 9:06:00 PM)


    Your title caught me, as I love a good game of chess. Three of my poems are related to chess. They are IGOR, ETERNAL GAME? and BULLDOG OF IDAHO CHESS.
    I like the poem, by the way. Well written.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 14, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, October 17, 2005


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