Opening Moves

King pawn-to-king-four is a move of pawns,
Queen pawn-to-queen-three is one response,
Just two moves that start a warring game,
And these starting moves are not the same.


Yet these moves have silently set the space,
And the two players now have to pace,
Each will try to win, not make a mess,
In this splendid thinking game of chess.


And so for us the first move of the day,
Can determine the rest of the way,
For always so we should start off well,
To have a nice ending tale to tell.