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Life Is A Game Of Chess

Updated on December 29, 2014
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Maurice Bishop, a powerful, spoken word Poet currently serving in the United States Army. Published Author & Motivational Speaker.

Life Is A Game Of Chess

The world of war is like a chess board,

And victory is stored in a closed box in our mind so we fight on the floor.

But before the fight begins you must know your opponent and know your mission,

Because 64 box on the board represents a box of decisions.

One wrong move will leave you slipping in a bad position.

Time is short and the clock is ticking.

Enemy pawns moving forward, never backwards this is just the beginning,

And now both sides are fighting for center of attraction like basketball exhibition.

Life is a game of chess but the game of life ain't no competition.

We tried hard to be a star but don't give the King recognition.

Please listen, before battle I pray in my castle in total submission,

And the King touch me and said ,"The word resign is not written in your definition.

The reason warriors lose in battle because prayer is missing,

And having faith and doubt is like having your head splitting and blurred vision.

Fear becomes your psychiatric supervision and you're stuck in a prison,

And that's why knights who fight for the King becomes chicken.

Living a defeated life is not living,

And although the King has many disciples, not all Bishops are real Christians.

So don't be stuck on religious traditions nor false religions,

Because following a dead message is far worse than a man being lead into a car collision.

So Check! Move little King! Check! Move again little King!

Because the queen is the most powerful woman in the ring.

Being captured by her can cost you everything,

Because she'll make love to you with no strings attached but yet you get strangled in your own string.

That's what I called Checkmate little King!

I told the King how can I get to the other side?

The King said visualize yourself on the other side and think few moves ahead and analyze.

You might think you're in a losing battle in your mind,

But don't you stop, don't you run, don't you hide,

Because I will never leave your side so still fight til victory rise.

The pieces on the board are only pieces of my thoughts.

Design to show you how battle is fought.

Get your head in the book because my strategies are taught.

The enemy wants to hook you in his trap so don't be the one to get caught.

So let the weak say I am strong because only the strong finish last.

Anything can happen in the endgame but the game ain't over til one surpass.

Life is a game of chess and you must beat all odds.

I know all and see, that's why I am God.

No expert nor grandmaster can master what I've mastered.

Because their first move will only make them a master of their own disaster.

Staunton Tournament Chess Set with Weighted Chessmen, Bag, and Roll-Up Vinyl Board w/ Black & Natural Squares
Staunton Tournament Chess Set with Weighted Chessmen, Bag, and Roll-Up Vinyl Board w/ Black & Natural Squares

34 tournament felt bottom chess pieces (2 extra queens). Chessmen weighted with magnets at the base.

King measures 3-3/4'' x 1-1/2'' (9.6cm x 3.7cm). Queen measures 3'' x 1-1/2'' (7.7cm x 3.7cm). Pawn measures 1-7/8'' x 1-1/8''.

Vinyl chess board measures 19-3/4'' x 19-3/4'' (50cm x 50cm) with 2-1/4'' (5.7cm) squares.

Sturdy canvas bag with handles.

Board has algebraic notation for recording moves.

 
Life & Games of Mikhail Tal
Life & Games of Mikhail Tal

Title: The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal Publisher: Everyman Chess Publication Date: 1997 Binding: Paperback

 

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thanks dmop for the comment. I agree that chess is like a teacher of the strategy of life. Most people are ignorant and make bad decisions.

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      dmop 5 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

      I have always looked at chess as a teacher of the strategy of life. We can learn so much from it if we can learn to apply its lessons in our own lives. Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thank you so much for your comment. I really appreciate it. Much Love and Respect to you.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Great words, so powerful and wise! I especially liked the verse, "Fear becomes your psychiatric supervision and you're stuck in a prison//"...wow!

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thank you for the comment. Much Love and Respect

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thank you so much for the comment. Much Love and Respect

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      Angelme566 5 years ago

      Before creatively written , though i don't know how to play chess still i love how you compaaare life to a chess game..impressive work.

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      Voronwe 5 years ago

      Great poem and expressions! Your reflections on life, religion and fear were interesting. Very thought-provoking.

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thanks Denise for the comment. I use to say life is like a poker game. Lol.

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thanks Denise for the comment. I use to say life is like a poker game. Lol.

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      I loved the comparison here. Yeah, I used to say that life is like a monopoly game-sometimes you land on Boardwalk and it belongs to you, but sometimes you pull the 'go directly to jail' card and you're stuck. :)

      Nicely done here. Voted UP / Awesome.

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thanks Kebennet. I appreciate the comment. Glad you enjoyed. Much love and respect.

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      Kebennett1 5 years ago from San Bernardino County, California

      Love the Chess analogy. This is an awesome poem. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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      Maurice Wisdom Bishop 5 years ago from San Tan Valley

      Thank you MBYL! lol..Much Love and Respect.

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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      impressive poem really!! Shared Awesome and voted up!!