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An example of early-style Staunton Chess Set

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No matter
   how I
       view the
          thing
It seems
   that I
      am not
          the King
And never
   have enough
      freedom seen
To even
   suggest I
       could be
          Queen
And though
  near clean
    and purged
           by hyssop
I find
  I am not
      the Bishop
And though
    I often
       strive for
           right
I never
    was
       asked to be
          the Knight
And though
   command
       I often
          took
I see
   that I am
       not
         the Rook
And so the
    truth
      doth
        finally
          dawn
In truth
    I’ve ever been
          the Pawn
And though
     I may become
            sacrifice
Move after
    move
        I pay
           the price
And rank
         by
        rank
          file by file
I’ll become
     what I wish
                         and smile

Self Improvement

Would you at a moments notice break
yourself upon the altar of change
and dare to believe ahead of time for goodness sake
that you would grow to encompass much beyond your range
Would you walk out on all that you had built
and laugh at those that called you traitor
for knowing is the thing that keeps blood from being spilt
when the only allegiance that matters is you, but greater
Would you toss out what you had bought as true
and reconsider that others could not have been so wrong
and lift up to the skies nothing borrowed nor indeed blue
for happiness would abound ere too long
Would you dare to call it inspiration that makes you leap
from the known out far into the abyss
could you find yourself and dare to keep
the first longings of that kiss

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