Life is like a game of chess

I gathered all my pieces
Arranged them by ranks
She did the same with ease
(Almost symmetrical)
And so the battle has begun
I made my first move
She countered it with hers

I have positioned my knight
Targeting the middle board
She pushed a pawn forward
I have to pull back
She released her bishop
Pointing to my King,

I blocked it with a Knight
She advanced her pawn further
I summoned my religious piece
Bishop near the knight
She goes for defense
Supported her advanced pawn

A breath on my part
I moved my King’s Knight
Towards her King’s side
Near the first tower
She wittingly castled

The battle continued
Almost an hour have passed
I devoured her defense pieces
Victory is almost mine

A mistake on my part
She positioned her King
To a corner, almost trapped
I advanced my queen
Only to find out.. She’s out of space

Fool me, with all my resources
And her vulnerability,
I did not win,
Nobody won.

*Most of the time battles (quarrels) end in stalemate*