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February 28, 2011
By Walter Berghahn BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
Walter Berghahn BRONZE, Gilford, New Hampshire
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He leads with the pawn from in front of his king.
“So, how is school?” he asks.
I bring out my right knight.
“It's okay” I reply, then
He moves his bishop out.
“Do you have a girlfriend yet?”
Smiling, I shake my head.
I send out my middle pawn.
His knight jumps out across from mine.
I push my queen out diagonal from his king.
He blocks with a pawn, threatening my queen.
“Your grandmother was a very special
Part of my life, you know.”

It's the worst for him before Christmas.
He becomes distant, devoid of hope or spirit.

Then he goes on to tell me
The story of how they met.
I pretend to have never heard it before.
I laugh at all the right parts and smile
Where a person should smile.
I move my queen back a space.
He corners it with his knight.
Now it's just a matter of time.

I shift attention to my queen.
Out of desperation I move her back a space.
It is too late, I took her for granted.

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on Mar. 9 2011 at 10:10 am
Broken_Butterfly BRONZE, Baltimore, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
four little time to heal...I only wish this fleeting peace would last a little longer- Jushiro Ukitake (Bleach)
"If it's me, it would be a waste not to dance no matter what."-tite kubo
"Friendship that embraces all"- tite Kubo

very nice....symbolism is sublime...

asofnow GOLD said...
on Mar. 8 2011 at 9:27 pm
asofnow GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing gold can stay ~ Robert Frost

this was amazing i luv it so

symbolism was awesomee!

on Mar. 6 2011 at 9:53 am
nightwolfsnow GOLD, Suffolk, Virginia
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The symbolism was great!

on Feb. 28 2011 at 2:22 pm
shy-writer GOLD, Spotsylvania, Virginia
12 articles 0 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We're young. We don't need, a boy to love, hold, kiss. We won't always be able to relax and be kids, but we'll always be able to love. So I'm going to get out there and liven up this world, leave my mark, make a difference." -Anonymous

Omg! This is soo sad! you are an excellent writer! Keep writing!

on Feb. 28 2011 at 9:11 am
queentabbiecat99 GOLD, Dardanelle, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
Things aren't always what they seem.

aww omg that is so sad... is it about your grandpa?