Checkmate

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A pawn may stand alone

but can it find comfort

in being left out of the crowd

being sacrificed for a king

that doesn’t care about them

a pawn may sit forgotten

in a checkered corner

but can it be thankful

that it isn’t being used to attack

other pieces that have done it no harm

a pawn may travel alone

a humble stranger in a stranger land

worth nothing to the royalty

power playing with all the pieces

they look down on

but at the other end of the board

the final destination

will the tiny pawn find any satisfaction

in receiving the crown

that will change the game

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