Thursday, July 16, 2009


black mice upon a chess board
scurrying to take their places
dressed for battle, they wait
in shinning silver armor

whites first move, a pawn...
outside the old rusty shed
a storm rages on as the lights
flicker with each lighting strike

still the little black mice in
their shining armor moved not
the lights flickered and went dark
the chess game had come to end end


Tumblewords: said...

Love the visual of the black mice taking their places on the chessboard. You've created a lot of tension and energy in this piece and it works so well!

Beloved Haiku Dreams said...

Thanks Sue. as soon as I saw the prompt I saw mice playing chess.


Andy Sewina said...

Yeah, I like the image of the black mice on the chess board!

Beloved Haiku Dreams said...

Thanks Andy. Your kind to read my work. Im am very glad you liked it.

love, Melanie-bd

Stan Ski said...

sometimes we get cornered and have no room for manouvre. (did I spell that right?)

anthonynorth said...

Yep, that's a great image.

Linda Jacobs said...

I love the idea of a live chessboard! Great visuals here!