Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Let the record show
That the Countdown to War
Was a clock that was started
By Black. A provocative act.
White responded in time
With a Knight in the air. The
Goal was the centre, the tactical
High ground of Chess.
Black responded with vim. Sent
Up a Knight of his own. And soon
There were four in the air
To cover the Pawns on the ground
Now marching forward, encouraged by
Bishops and Queens in the absence of
Kings ensconced in their Castles
With their Rooks at their sides.
Now this is the end of the Opening,-
The skirmish a gambit. Will a truce be agreed?
Or will they fight on and go into
The next phase? The time reveals more.