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0 posted 04-12-2000 02:06 AM       View Profile for Effigy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Effigy

Hardwood chessboard floating,
into the vast emptiness of existence.
A queen stands beautiful, and
proud, elaborately decorated alabaster.
In opposite corners,
on opposing ends, a
king plans his strategies through,
a cold marbleized gaze.
An unavoidable conclusion.
An eternity cleansed, washed
floating away in a resurrection of human triumph.
But for now, a silently
restless world moved only by influence,
of those not involved.
All soaking in the misery
of poor pawns' blood.
Seconds and years pass grinding,
wearing down the queen's ramparts.
Rooks blinded by a deteriorated strengh, desperation,
stares out, oblivious as the knight approaches.
under the moon light, the
sting of a spur provokes
horses' hooves to gallop
shortening the safety of emptiness,
and the reach of Death's reapers,
for the Queen and hers.
Faster and faster
the rump and clump
the rump and clump
rump and clump,
the horse's hooves draw the
knight closer.
An ever increasing, thunderous,
sensual pace, time draws near.
Knight has arrived on the
Queen's land.
Suddenly the swoosh of the sword,
an orgasmic scream,
the echoing thump of decapitation, silence.
Eternity flails her arms wide,
swallowing the dead into her bosom.
A blood stained afterglow.
Anguish and submission left to comfort,
the remains of the Queen's fallen redemption.
the defiant lie dead and dying,
on beautiful redwood killing fields.
With satisfaction, and holy glory
the king smiles,
he rules complete once more.

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1 posted 04-12-2000 02:14 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Effigy~ Welcome! Wow... this is cool. I don't play chess or any other game that involves the Queen giving in to the King   This poem is great though! -SEA
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2 posted 04-12-2000 09:20 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

LOL...well, you can tell where my mind was because a opem about chess was totally unexpected when I opened this one  
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3 posted 04-12-2000 10:35 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Uh...WOW!  I've never played a game of chess QUITE that exciting before!     This was splendid, and it makes me want to go play now!  ROFL  Very vivid characters, and imagination here!  Standing Ovation to you!  <<>>  I loved the sound of the horses hooves....Bravo!

Oh yes....WELCOME !   Fabulous first post!  More!
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4 posted 04-12-2000 02:59 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Excellent imagery! Welcome to the family! Please check your email for a special welcome!  

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5 posted 02-10-2012 03:10 AM       View Profile for martiniat8   Email martiniat8   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit martiniat8's Home Page   View IP for martiniat8

Very nicely put, amazing imagery and metaphors. It sounds like you have s real story to tell.

I'd like to hear your story about the queen in an unpoetic form.

but this is good also
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