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Another Day - Another Game of Chess

     to the battle last night 
pieces lined up on 
    the board 
   White vs.  Black 
   First game  - 
unusual opening 
   and triumphed 
In the next battle  I
   The game can be maddening 
so many different choices 
   like life 
I have heard playing it can prevent Alzheimers 
Hope the hell it does! 
Russians love the game
as do some blacks, Spanish people and yes 
Perhaps I will look at a chess book tonight 
So next time I can trounce my opponent 
   and feel the rush that victory brings

Copyright © Matthew Anish | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 5/26/2016 2:06:00 PM

    I used to love chess when I was younger and represented my school... Stopped playing it though..
  1. Date: 5/25/2016 10:42:00 PM

    I hate chess type games and puzzles (unless they are word puzzles) I hope just writing poems helps with alzheimers because I can't stand this boring game!! Checkers, now that is another story hahaha
  1. Date: 5/25/2016 9:51:00 PM

    This is great, Matthew! Love the form..beautiful.