Chess of Life
by David Kuo

I must obey the command:
Crush the opposing band
Make a hell of your rival
And be perfect in your fight for survival.

The sight is clear,
The common goal just ahead,
I must march without fear,
Or I shall simply go back to bed.

The square is small,
Only one-by-one am I free to move.
I must be careful,
I must not fall.

There will be many that will contest me,
Few or none that will support.
But understanding is the key,
Ultimately everything falls, even the greatest of forts.