The Queen

 

 

Life

Is 

A chessboard.

Most people play the game 

As one charcter, because

They have little character

To speak of, they are

Like a child that

Has never been able

To learn how to skip, and 

They miss out on so many joys 

Of life, locked into the same role all the time,

Not realizing, that in the game of real

Life, in order to win, 

You must see beyond 

The rules of game, and 

It is not so much about

Each person having a

specific character, but 

How flexible we choose 

To be in each circumstance 

That life throws at us in order 

To achieve the outcomes we all want.

Some circumstances call for us to make 

Ourselves a pawn in order to win the game.

Other circumstances require the knight, the rook,

Or the bishop, and there is no telling when the need 

Will arise to play a given character for the betterment of all,

And that is the clincher when it comes to real life. People tend to 

Look at things in a 'fixed' way. They limit their own opportunities by doing so,

And without realizing, they limit the opportunities of everyone in their life.

Being a Queen in real life, in the eyes of a pawn, may appear to be the best character to be,

But the truth is, this is the job of a real life Queen if she indeed wants the greatest

Good for all of the characters, which in turn, will be her own greatest good, she must, at times,

Be flexible enough to play the role of the pawn. And that is why, in all honesty, she is the QUEEN.

 

 

 

June 19, 2013 2:27 PM

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

There are characters that hide in the same 'role' in life, and there are people with character. Be a person of character, and people of character will be drawn to you.

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running_with_rabbits's picture

:) I couldn't agree more with

:) I couldn't agree more with the moral behind this piece my love :) not such a fan of the piece itself though...wondering two things 1. does anyone else notice how the poem kind of forms a queen? 2. did you do that on purpose?


Much Love

Ashley

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Thanks for reading. Both of

Thanks for reading. Both of your questions can be answered by reading my comment to Astral under this one!

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...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

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:)

awesome!


Much Love

Ashley

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Here you display the very

Here you display the very nature of art, and as well push its bounds.

I mean, really? That is a perfectly formed chess piece.

Oh and it is not filed of jargen at all,

rather,

deep understandings and thought trains speed around freely.

with room for passers by as passengers.

I hitched a ride and spiraled the forms constructs a few times.

What a treat to have known this creation of yours.

I greatly enyoyed it dear artist, well shone indeed.


"The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence." R.W.E.

 


 

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Hello Astral_Tides!!! I'm

Hello Astral_Tides!!! I'm honored to receive such a compliment from one whose work puts me "in the zone" of poetic possibilities. Your writing, for me, is so inspiring. Yes, as I was saying to HW, I was a bit iffy on making the chesspiece and enjoyed doing it once I began the task! A few weeks after, the laptop I had used to make it was stolen from my vehicle, and upon purchase of an android, noticed "Queenie" was looking a bit out of sorts on a different device!! So now I take that into consideration when I veiw others' work. Also I learned even Queens learn something new....every day! I have to say, I didn't expect this one to ever be picked, but oh hell, I am going to wear the crown for this month, and bask!! Thank you so much! º•○●Nightlight●○•º★


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

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There is majasty here formed

There is majasty here formed within a befitting structure.

It was fun to hear of how this piece came to shine my screen.

Thanks for the "behind the scenes of an exquisite artwork"

You, and your artistic efforts, motivate and propell this plane.

 


"The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence." R.W.E.

 


 

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Deep thought

The Queen written in June 2013 by you was an excellent five-starred one.The placing of the letters resembling a "king/queen''whatever".Chessboard .. somehow I too think sometimes on the same line.I had sent a PM to Ben Arunmai Raj or commented on one of his posts (I don't remember which)some months back on this subject.Lovely post.Every word lapped up & wanting more.Hope more are coming just like this

~~ A pawny sailor 06-11-2013~


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iwonderwho's picture

i absolutely love this poem.

i absolutely love this poem. i liked how it's all a comparison of life and a game, and it's so true.

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Oh, I thank you so much! I am

Oh, I thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed it. To tell you the truth I was reminded of this today, afer making a choice to play the pawn...and being a bit disgruntled about it. Then I got the idea in my head to try and make it the shape of a chesspiece, and that's how the name came about.

The difficult truth I accepted was that sometimes, the wisest choice is to just sit back and play the pawn, as the queen's moment isn't ripe for playing yet, so best to let things come to a boiling point, then let your queen out to shine. :-)


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

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Thanks...those things take

Thanks...those things take patience.. :-/ The egg was easy.


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

rock_in_the_river's picture

  Thats amazing.  I never

 

Thats amazing.  I never really thought of it that way but you are absolutely right. 

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Thank you for reading

Thank you for reading rock_in_the_river. I appreciate your comment as well. ♥


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

allets's picture

Character or No Character?

Pawn choices are tough sometimes. Oh yes they are. Nice weave. Character comes from hardship and survival of hardship, or extensive and pervasive love - a nice dichotomy, neh? - cool Queen in the line layout. ~Lady A~ p.s sorry about stolen computer.