by MELVIN BANGGOLLAY
Sometimes, LIFE is like a game of chess
before you make a move, your check mate
as circumstances unable you to contest
trials that came with the change of climate
changing the mode and terms of your quest.
Hence, before we move, we must think best
planning every step to escape from trial's gate
that can forever trap you with sorrow test
but if you have the gut, take a horse leap
to be free from the hole that can make you rest.
if you have the courage, rock like a rock
go straight ahead like a bishop strikes
but be careful along the way, a pawn may suck
sipping all your strength unable you to hike
to meet your queen left with a king's stuck.
But keep on moving with a king's courage
arm with a seal of prayer and faith to proceed
for no matter what tempest may be in your way,
God who heard your moan of faith shall concede
to test you with trials you can never succeed.