Mythical Battle
 
As a high-and-mighty ogre,
evil and cruel,
inflicting pain,

the treacherous Fate
roared and ruled
frighteningly
over his domains.

A knight-errant
on a chessboard,
a stormy riddle
yet to be solved,

found his broken heart,
fragments of truth,
lost among the secrets
he was searching through.

Solitude and silence,
shielded his proud soul
from the nagging agony,
thirsty for revenge.

Emotions rising
to a crescendo!

A strategic move
to confront
the horrendous!

The finest hour,
victory over fate,
as he proclaimed
emphatically:

Checkmate!
 
Poetry&Image Copyright 1998-2000, by Maria Helena Rowell (07.11.99)