Monday, 14 November 2011

The Moving Game (for Angelina)

from Magpie Tales
I move myself
from room to room

No pawn
I am the Queen

On the board
on the ball

I decide
when I fall

And when
to begin

the game
again.

© Shaista Tayabali, 2011

A poem for my sister Angelina, who has been forced by back ache to take a temporary back seat in the musical chairs of her daily life. Heal well, girl. The music plays on, and you will join the games soon enough.

22 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

The queen...a lovely notion...hope your sister feels better soon...

Carrie Burtt said...

A beautiful poem for Angelina...hope she heals quickly. :-)

Other Mary said...

I love the image of the chess game, and the queen. All the best to your sister as well.

Other Mary said...

I love the image of the chess game, and the queen. All the best to your sister as well.

steven said...

isn't it so very cool that you can love your sister so much!!! steven

Shaista said...

Steven - All things are easy with the Heart of Love! Sister-to-be I should say... Although I'm sure she won't mind me jumping the gun a little :)

Shaista said...

Tess, Carrie, Mary - Thankyou for your wishes, I'll make sure Angel sees them!

Sue said...

I particularly love this one...the mode and the message.

=)

Jinksy said...

Clever!

Doctor FTSE said...

A very insightful interpretation of the prompt. Thank you.

Berowne said...

Beautifully written and rather moving...

macK said...

you're never just a sister-to-be

but you already know that

come by we'll run in the fields again

free….

:)

R. Burnett Baker said...

I like the independent drive of your words. And the message to your sister is the perfect touch!

Rick

Helen said...

Wishing your sister a speedy recovery and a return to musical chairs!!!

Brian Miller said...

sounds like you hold all the cards....or all the pawns...smiles.

peace and healing to your sister...

Tumblewords: said...

Wishing a better back to your sis and kudos to you for a fine piece!

Mama Zen said...

I like it!

kez said...

a moving and poignant write ...hope your sister recovers soon ...thank you x

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi
A lovely poem penned for your loving sis ! Best wishes to her !

ds said...

Hope your sister is better now. Love the way you turned this into a chess game--perfect metaphor for life.
Thank you.

Celestial Dreamz said...

all the best for your sister. May her get well soon ... and a lovely poetry ... the queen - loved it.

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