Breaking Expectations

Swish, swish, swish

My feet hit the soft green grass

Taking strides toward the dirt

I spin my hand and lift it over my head

I release the ball in mid-air

Aimed at the three sticks planted in the ground

It bounces once

Then it heads to the kid with bat in hand


He takes a confident swing with a smile on his face

One that quickly fades away

The bat is extended outward


The ball hits the makeshift wicket

Pieces of wood fly into the air

Right before hitting the ground

Everyone cheers loudly

They didn’t expect the city kid

To be good at their game

Little did they know

The sport coursed through my veins

Two past generations of athletes

Left me with muscle memory




No introductions are needed here
We both know each other’s names
So in order to make you mine
Let’s play a little game

I’m a beast most of the time
At all games I’m the best
Never played this game before
But I’ve always been interested in chess

You seem like a good catch
So my best game I’ll bring
I hope at the end
I can be your king

In my heart is where you’ll reside
My right hand woman
Ruling at my side
I’m the type of guy
That put brains over brawn
But as true as that may be
It doesn’t make me a pawn

I want to be here, there, anywhere for you
For your love I will always fight
No limits are set in my head
I will go to any height
I plan to be so much more than your prince
I want you to make me your knight

Is there a dragon in the house?
Time to show off my might
Can I climb up that rook
To the top of the tallest tower
Can I save you from danger?
Do I have the power?

It’s known to be the bishop
In France they call it the jester
No matter what the name is
It will still help me get her

I want to capture you as my queen
And I promise to always protect
The only way that I can reach to you
Is if my strategy is perfect

You finally in my arms
What a sight that is deck
Unlike the end of this game
You wont have to keep me in check

You seem to like what you see
I think I have nothing left to prove
So the only thing that is left to do
Is for me to make
The first move