A friend wrote this for me...
Shall I compare thee to a back rank mate?
Thou art more captivating and rare
Rough moves do happen and then you take
Bare kings with only a queen rook pair
Sometimes too fast the game is play'd
And doubled pawns are left for dead
But were't not for hearts staunch blockade
Our checkered souls so leaden made
Do not so lightly use, the Sicilian's Defense
(for Kasparov has made it known)
The Game of Kings is not of chance
And settled only by hearts adjudication
And by this our pawns shall never part
For you've the checkmate of my heart.
(with apologies to Wm. Shakespeare)