Rob Anderson (5/21/10)
Off on his own
He stood to the side
Defenseless and undefended
Ignored by the swarming horde
The peon witnessed the slaughter.
Brave Knights cruelly slain
Assaulting tall Castles
Sacrificing their lives in defense of the Queen.
While Bishops bold and hell bent on revenge
Raged in righteous fury.
Baptized in cold blood
They cross then re-cross
Advancing and retreating
Feinting left, attacking right
They skirt the enemy defenses
Probing, searching for weaknesses.
Breaching the wall to lay siege on the King
Trapped then behind barriers of his own design.
His Queen with her wandering ways too long delayed
No aid or assistance from her forthcoming and powerless
To halt the progress of the threat that advanced un-stoppable.
Un opposed, un hindered, nothing in his path, he rushes forward.
Too long ignored and scorned in pursuit of the King's high courtiers
The peon in passing snatches sweet victory from the jaws of defeat.