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Game of The Dark Angel

June 29, 2016
By JustAnIdea SILVER, Moraga, California
JustAnIdea SILVER, Moraga, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music" ~Friedrich Nietzsche

The chess master sits down

And moves the pawn

The game is unfair

That piece is now gone


But all that matters is to win

Regardless of the price

Soon as the game begins

The player predicts the sacrifice


Yet somewhere far away

In a big green tank

One man does not want to play

He has the master to thank


This man spends his life

Surrounded by much danger

He sleeps with a knife

Spends the day killing strangers


In chess one must save the queen

But a soldier is no figurine


No game is the thing called war

Pieces lost cannot be restored

The author's comments:

The Dark Angel is a typical nickname for death, and that is what war is about. It is hurting innocent people while those who call for it never go off to fight themselves. This poem is symbolic of the cruelty of war, and how the system is twisted in so many ways. Many people feel pressured to fight in order to have a job or receive  and education, and that it so extremely heartbreaking and unfair.

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