I've nowhere to run, I’ve nowhere to hide
My knights cannot protect me
For my knights, they all have left me
Alone to face the battle against the enemy.
“Turn back,” they jeer, “you cannot win!”
“Be off,” I say, “ I can still!”
“Turn back,” they jeer, “there’s naught to gain!”
But I’ve gone too far to walk away.
For though it may be a checkmate situation
Too much to lose, too little to gain
But then, so what if it’s a checkmate situation
I intend to fight on still until the end!
(And maybe, just maybe, the battle may be won
And I may stand alone, bloody but proud
But even If I fall, my heart is at peace
Knowing I did lose, but not to cowardice.)
- Title: Checkmate
- Artist: Deathwish Valentine
- Description: it's a poem about not giving up though you're aware that the odds are stacked against you, and no one else is on your side.
- Date: 03/05/2010
- Tags: checkmate