Staunton, a head of a horse
steers opposition into discourse.
Queens and bishops run in fright,
away from the fearful knight.
See them scream! See them run!
"Come back! My destruction is not yet done!"
The knight leaps nimbly with much grace
and lands right in front of his target's face.
"Hello, and good-bye!" he happily neighs
and with another neigh, he leaps away.
"Checkmate to your majesty!
Fallen is your monarchy!"
The fallen king weeps bitterly,
"A plague over both your houses!"