the Chess Set

the Chess Set

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer
"

battle of love

"

Tit for tat the knight jumps back

The game is filled with emotion

his castle is tossed

But with a keen eye, her bishop is lost.

The King doth cry his Queen is dead

The united front is sparsely spread

And they discover to late that with each

Victory you do not always win.


© 2018 Cherrie Palmer



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A fun and playful verse that made my tongue 'click' as I read it!

Posted 8 Months Ago


This is beautiful. "Winning" comes at a cost.

Next time I play my dad in chess, I'm going to start crying thinking this. lol

Posted 8 Months Ago


poignant, clear, and well written. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

thank you, Veronica. I look forward to returning the review.
Chess is a great game, I love it! Great work!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

thank you, Matt i look forward in returning the review
Great analogy on love.
You think, you move. On the way you may have conquests.
But love has a way of ultimately killing you.
Always be aware of the Dark Knight.


Posted 9 Months Ago


when you play this game expect to gain some casulaties is that what it means

Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

yes, would say so.
Cherrie - you surely play chess. What an interesting way to see
the trials and tribulations of a romantic relationship. Nicely done.

Take care - Dave



Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

thank you Dave, i look forward in returning the favor
Cherrie, this is the first poem I've read from you. I wasn't disappointed. This is impressive. Love the metaphor and perfectly summarized in the end. I know a few who have treated relationships, including marriage, like a chess match, and they usually lose everything. So much rich content in few words and lines. Nice work!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much Robert it popped in my head while I was driving.
Treating love like it is a game is a sure way to lose it.

Wonderfully written.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

:) thank you
:) ...i simply love this ..fine use of the metaphor ..solid lesson in closing ..i just smile and say ...yep! :)
E.
ps. plus i do get the impression that you do play the game ;)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

9 Months Ago

I do play for fun. I'm not an advance attacker. And thank you
Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

:) ............................
Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

i have heard before..the best offense is a good defense ;)

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Added on January 31, 2018
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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Bull Shoals Lake, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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