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You're Just a Pawn

Updated on September 21, 2012
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Game of Life


You’re just a pawn


Life is a game of chess

You have to set all the pieces

You have to study your move

Or your opponent will make its groove


The pawn is being arranged

To place itself against the adversary

Despite the danger it encountered

It moves straight on, into the melee


The Titans clash

The swords unending slash

In their inevitable whiplash

Never minding whom to bash


The pawn is at the center of the competition

It serves as a diversion

Awaiting for the final decision

The decree of the inquisition


It can do nothing but to accept

All its life lies on that verdict

Whether to accept its fate

And know the ending is checkmate


Sad to note that its life is not on its hand

But from the one waving the magic wand

If it sends forth some gust

And blow off its head with a blast


Then let’s just say he has lived his life

Being at the center of the strife

Carried by the sands of time

He’s just a scapegoat of the mime...

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      wow this was clever.. very good you're creating less and less these days but getting better and better Raci voted up and awesome Frank

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Great analogy on the game of life. Voting up.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      because all the best things are already created Frank...what more can i add but observations on our day today affair...thank you as always for the support...

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Jlava...thank you for the inspiring comment...have a great day!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      I would be your pawn in a second raciniwa ! But then .......aren't all men just pawns in a real womans game ........Hmmmmm? ...:-} You write so well my friend . I've missed seeing you !

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      See, I never heard about this hub....so sorry I am late. Wonderful poem about life; you have captured a great deal with a minimum of words, a true sign of talent.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hmn...that's the biggest question?are you? or are we?...well, it comes from observations and constant evaluation my friend...miss seeing you too...

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      well, it is never too late for me Billy, your presence is always an assurance that I am doing the right thing...and i appreciate that...

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...you've no doubt heard of the expression: a thinking man's piece - well this is a thinking woman's piece showcasing your clever craft as a writer and as a visionary too -

      You are one of my biggest fans and supporters my dear friend and esteemed colleague and you always take the time to check out my older stuff which pleases me and humbles me too.

      It's fine people like you for whom I write and sending warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 7:26am where summer is long gone and we're in the middle of fall now with cooler temperatures .....

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      you hooked me my Epi man...you are a great friend and i am always energized whenever you send me your warm wishes and all the more wishing to visit and see your place...

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      Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Very beautiful poem, I read your other poems and they are also very good.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Angela...thank you for the wonderful comment...have a great day!

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      Renee Abbott 4 years ago from Arizona

      Hello Raciniwa, I been reading your works this morning. Great thought process throughout your poetry. Sometimes I find embracing my Pawn brings about major openings for me. I may have been used in someone's game of chess, but i always win...

      blessings

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Renee! great to hear that you always win in your game...hmn...could we play some time?i'm starting to learn the game myself...

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      Renee Abbott 4 years ago from Arizona

      LOL..the game is i have learned more about me. nothing more or less. That to me is why I am here. All the pain, suffering and misery I have experienced have been my greatest teachers.

      Blessings

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      you are right Renee...failures are our test papers in this game of life...thank you as always for sharing your insight to us...

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Raci, as I read your poem I was reminded of the political situation in Venezuela where I lived for 24 years. The feelings you expressed in your poem touched a place in my heart as I thought about the game that those in power are playing in the country that I love so much.

      Thank you for using your talent to touch all of us.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you for sharing your experience and for your empathy...and yes, living in a place where power is everything is not a good way to spend your days...how i wish we could turn the clock and live the life we want to live...

      you're welcome...have a great day!

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      for those of us who have not known the subject this poem is honoring, it would be nice to have a paragraph or two on a life of service well-spent. I enjoyed this poem.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yeah, i agree with you sir Demas...it is a life well lived and well spent that matters...it doesn't matter how much you acquire along the process...thank you for visiting...

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      Pollyannalana 4 years ago from US

      What a talent, very good, I really enjoyed this! ^

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thanks Polly for making my day...i enjoy your visit too...have a great day!!!

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      Barbara 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

      He's just a scapegoat of the mind...

      This sentence explains all, sadly.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Susan, thank you for gracing my page today...take care...bless you...

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Great analogy!!! And I have to echo what everyone has said--you are honing your skills beautifully

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      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      These days the "pawned" item is a part of many people's lives. The pawn you speak of can also be "redeemed," if it is allowed to play its part wisely and lead to a victorius checkmate. Well done, raciniwa!

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      that would be a great ego booster for me Audrey...thank you for that...have a great day!

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yeah, i am hoping the person i am referring to has been redeemed at last...thank you Demas...i am looking forward to playing chess with you...

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      Perspycacious 4 years ago

      Where there is a board, there need be no boredom. Haven't needed it in years, though. Keep practicing, I'll be ready.

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yeah, lol...i am happy that i'll be having a chess master as an opponent...

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      oh no .........You forgot me again ! ......And Im soo sweet on you too!.........:-}

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      ahahahahha...did i?oppppsss, so sorry...it must be the PMS...thank you Sire Knight...bless your sweet soul...

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Raciniwa ! You Know your forgiven dear lady ! You know it ...........:-}

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      raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you...you just make my day... :)

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