Andreas Simic

The Quest - Poem by Andreas Simic

Oft I ponder the quest that I have been delivered upon

Whilst laying in the midst of a field of straw

Mine eyes gazing in the sky with it's hews of gold

Not far from here lies the battlefield

Forthwith there will be bloodshed and mayhem

But as I rest my weary bones upon the coolest of thine earth

Mind over matter is what I behest

Is it the goal to capture the king as in a game of chess

Am I the pawn sent out earliest to set the tone

For the rest of the game to follow

Or be the fortunate survivor having played a skilled match

My protector some unknown hand

Guiding my way whilst I traverse through an army ahead

Each step a calculated risk that could end in my demise

Somehow out of my control yet each of my moves

Dictating where this may all end

Devout to the King

But looking to create a new Queen

That will carry on the lineage I am here to shield

Thus I start my day

Topic(s) of this poem: chess, queen, quest

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Inspired by a game of chess

Comments about The Quest by Andreas Simic

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (3/24/2018 11:11:00 AM)

    Inspired by a game of chess you have inscribed a beautiful poem. Thank u for sharing. (Report)Reply

    (3/25/2018 4:12:00 AM)

    And thank you for your comment.

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  • Gajanan Mishra (3/24/2018 5:00:00 AM)

    not far from here- battlefield, good write (Report)Reply

    (3/25/2018 4:12:00 AM)

    Thank you for our comment.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 24, 2018

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