The Eternal Chess Game

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This poem was co-written by The mustacheman aka The Reaper and myself Angel33614 aka The poem buster. It was a calboration between the darkness and the light, as an eternal struggle as well an internal one. There has been much struggle recently on our site between forces of the darkness and forces of light but how can there be one without the other??? There is a very old saying that there can never be light regardless of how pure without the darkness of the night and visa versa... For within each of us there is both, to know only the light or only the dark is to know only half of who we really are, to truely know thyself we must explore both...

The Eternal Chess Game

Down the narrow unending hallway of my keep,
To the last door on the left,
I rest my head for a moment of sleep.
As I fade to dream I see a tunnel of light, 
A small space of illuminated madness,
Where demons cringe and angels delight.

A place long ago hidden and known by few,
Where the sands of time have come to a still, 
A maze of light and darkness is what I have come to.
I realize I am not in heaven, nor in hell,
But rather in a impermeable shell.
Surrounding the purity of the light,
Lies the beast of the night.

An unyielding guardian of incredible might
Displaying unholy darkness,
Taunting and teasing the light.
"Come on out .." he would seem to say.
Away from its shell,
The light did dare not stray.

For within the virginity of heaven's keep,
The angel of light finds his peaceful haven, 
A place so pure even the horrid beast dares not to creep.
He knows his limitations,
Regardless of the how strong his power has become,
Forever shall he cower at the grace of revelations.

Yet revelations alone are not to contain the beast,
No not in the least.
Limitations like rules are meant to be broken,
Bountiful evil incantations are repeatedly spoken.
The spell of light that feels the need to control,
Becomes undone,
All from the darkness of one evil soul.

Yet there in the heart of the darkness the light remains to be free,
No matter how hard to darkness tries to invade,
The purity of the light holds the key.
A never ending struggle within the mind of one,
Light upon the darkness, a balance never to be won,
Forever shall the chess game continue,
Neither one to give an inch,
Neither one to be outdone...

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carynontherhine commented on The Eternal Chess Game

10-25-2011

JAY I HOPE ONE DAY YOU AWAKEN THE POET INSIDE YOU. YOU TOUCHED A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH YOUR POETRY AS WELL AS I, I PRAY FOR THAT DAY TO COME ONCE MORE AS YOU UNLEASH THE BEAST. INSTEAD OF PLAYING THOSE GAMES AND WRITE ONCE MORE AS IT IS SO MUCH MORE GRATIFYING. I LOVE YOU ALWAYS.

angel33614

11/13/2011

I never really stop writing, I get several ideas in my head and I let them build and grow till the point they can no longer be contained, then I release them in a burst of emotions and thoughts, this is how I have always written and will continue to do so. Perhaps I may never write as many poem as some, but I don't believe in writing just to write, it has to have menaing and emotion or to me it is pointless and empty. Angel

danmartyjake1 commented on The Eternal Chess Game

03-09-2011

Wow! This is enchanting. I don't know how I missed this. Great writing!

Free55 commented on The Eternal Chess Game

02-07-2011

Superawesomecomparingearthlovedarknesinthsoulwithametaphoricalheavenandhell

stellar commented on The Eternal Chess Game

10-14-2010

wow...It feels like reading revelations in the bible...this is indeed a masterpiece!....^_^ v

angel33614

10/15/2010

not sure mustacheman would like that comaparison but I love it! Thank you so much for your kind review and comments, they are always greatly apperciated and welcome! Purity of the soul, journey well!!! with grace and humility ANGEL- POB for life! aka A blind man walking...

RHPeat commented on The Eternal Chess Game

10-08-2010

interesting poem Angel. How ever I suggest you change the cliche "Heart of darkness" It's too much like Joseph Conrad's book title to really work for me. Even if the depth is somewhat similar in understanding rather than context. A poet friend..RH Peat

angel33614

10/09/2010

Thank you so much for the comment and suggestion, your words are always filled with grace and wisdom. Don't think I have ever read that book but I will have to check it out, sounds interesting to say the least. Purity of the soul, jounrey well!!! with grace and humility ANGEL aka A blind man walking...

RHPeat

10/14/2010

I believe they made a move about it. "Lord Jim" the main character was a gun runner into Africa. Many movies have been based on his philosophy in the book. You will enjoy the theme of the book for sure. A conflict of good and evil in one man. A poet friend//RH Peat

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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