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We're all just chess pieces.

Can't you see?

Whoever is up there, they're looking down on us like pawns; we're just their play toys.

"Choice", you say, don't make me laugh. There's no such thing, you silly child. No such thing at all. It's all that person up in the clouds, playing puppet master, pulling your strings.

Did you really think it was you? Really, truly?

You're sillier than I thought, child.

Whoever's up there made this world as their board. They threw together pieces of black and white and decided that the king should be with the queen and that the rest were just throwaways.

Then, what are we you ask?

Stupid, silly child, we are the black and they are the white and it is the way of the world for us to clash. We were born to fight. We were born to lose.

You know that, right?

We don't get a choice in what we say or do, or what we become. We have no choice at all. No, no, no. We are just the pawns. They pick everything. They tell as what we'll like, how we'll dress before we're even born.

Come now, you really thought that was your personality?

No that was just another piece of them playing itself within its pawns.

And, you and I, we both know we're neither the king nor the queen. You do know that, right? We're just the throwaways. In the end, we don't matter at all, for that's not what they want from us. They just want us to play the little black pawns, the ones in the back that have no affect on the real game. Yeah, that's us. Just the stupid pawns.

Have you figured it out yet, child?

Have you?

Pawns don't have a choice.
I guess there are a million things I could say right now about this. Except, I don't know...really, I don't. I was just thinking about chess boards and how they were kind of like life, just an enlongated strategy. Some people lose and some people don't. But, I always wonder who decides who gets to win and who gets to lose. I don't know. Maybe I'm just being crazy. Looking back on it now, it could be about life, about two random people placed in the same situatioin in which one was left behind. It could even be about the race war between the African Americans and the American settlers in the 1830s and 1840s. It's just packed with symbolism, I guess, which probably accounts for why I couldn't decide what to name it. Decide what you will; I'd love to hear what you think it means.

Anyway, my life is slowly getting more complicated than it has to be and this only took a total of six minutes to come up with, type, spellcheck, and post. No real time lost. I'm still working on the first chapter of In Sight. It might be a bit shorter than the 3000 word limit I wanted, but I don't think I can make myself write on it too much more. The first chapter is just so boring... I'll try to have it finished up soon, though. That along with the last part of Savin' Me.

Much love for you guys putting up with my lazy self.
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Kitsuyasha Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Hey my submissions are few and far between too but what counts is what u do submit is gold. And that's what I consider ur work~ I really adore ur poetry, keep writing when the moment strikes u, I'll always read them with an open mind~
raining-darkness Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! ^^

I wouldn't so much count it as's more like someone talking, I guess.
Kitsuyasha Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I think of it as more like a free verse myself, talking is a form of poetry, gracefully executed or not x3
raining-darkness Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. Thatmakes more sense, I suppose.
Kitsuyasha Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
no supposing, ur a good writer and that's it now go to ur room! *points to candy shop* oh wait...nvm <<
raining-darkness Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I do love candy~
JadeTravisLove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I like it.
Yet, a bit of constructive criticism.
Technically, in a game of chess, neither the pawns nor the King, Queen, rooks, knights or bishops have a choice. Only the player.
But, in a way, this is touching on a bit of everything, like, the presence of what people determine to be 'good' or to be 'evil', as well as religion, and possibly your own experiences.
I still like it.
raining-darkness Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. ^^

I understand that, but I was thinking more along the lines of the Queen is basically the ruling piece in a game of chess, followed mostly by the king. See what I'm saying?

I still don't know exactly what it was written as...
JadeTravisLove Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Everyone has something they don't know about. Don't beat yourself up. It's good.
And you know it.
raining-darkness Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, but the point is that I wrote it and still don't know. It bothers me is all.
JadeTravisLove Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Now you know how I feel when I spit out words that offend people.
"Did I just say that? I don't care, it was funny."
Comically induced stupidity.
But, going back to the poem.
It's not required to know what it was spurred from, or about.
The point is, you wrote it, and it is good.
And that is my critique.
And, I get awesome points for that.
luckynyan4 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
I didn't expect this,what got you so depresed?..It would rely suck if life was only a chess board so I think theat who ever plays the game dosen't intend to just win,it likes to have fun too^^why alse people are so different,why so meny unpredicteble things hapend?so theat's what I think...not everything is planed-the pawns can become kings if they try-after all where is the funn if you know the end result?...But this is a great ficton(to tell the truth as I read it turned in a movie in my mind-it would make a good theam for a manga lol)I hope I made you smile a little and sorry for the bad grammar...I can't wait for you're next fic<3
raining-darkness Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much!

Actually, I thought more about this today and came up with some of the same things. If I could draw, I would make it into a manga...I kept seeing a boy with black hair raving at some blonde girl in my head...
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