The Pawn #poetry #chess #selfimportance

Low man on the totem pole

you only move one space

you live in anonymity

without even a face


strive against the elements

success is but a plan

each, every tiny move

one square against the man


a lonely and exhausting job

this game against the odds

work it’s cut out for you

like running with the dogs


digging into dirt and grime

strong footing in the dust

I think I can, I think I can

move forward is a must


little did the strong man know

wise pawns can achieve

when the king has lost his throne

supplanted then achieve





Your Move #chess #haiku

ck mate, king

Queen’s gambit

a field of black and white

everything to lose

shogi blood

Shoji drop rule

generals switch loyalties

all to kill O-Sho

The prompt for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is Chess Game.

I have been intending to learn the game of Shoji so this gave me an opportunity to study some of the differences of the game.

The lower shoji photograph is me playing with a book cover for one of the authors I am working with.

square #word #photography #poetry

What you ask can fit inside a square?

ck mate

a king stately or unaware

colorful art. it beckons, you stare

forest beyond the patio there


sunshine captured in the glass sans glare

A museum, a game, animals, that which the sky contains all these to share

all neatly contained in a square

Thanks to Sue at A word A week challenge for her photo prompt the square

Photography all images are copyrighted images of L. Moon 2013

Who better to inspire than William and Albert… #prose #wordcraft

“A pox upon your humble destiny”

he roared

Reeling in all my senses

I retorted

“Beast I abhor your very name”

we both snicker

but he too late to notice

my objective has all along been

His King

This volley of words especially penned for Flip Side records where you too can take Einstein’s and Shakespeare’s words and make something of them

photography:”Check Mate” L. Moon copyright 2012