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Confidently he played Cat and mouse across the Chequered board of her heart, Cheating behind her back. Caught in the act, he lay Cowering in defeat: Checkmate...the final move. --------------------------- Contest: Pleiades - C Sponsor: Kim Merryman Placed 1st © 23rd August, 2016

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Date: 12/10/2016 9:55:00 PM
7. Just saw this, Paul. So excellent! Cheers, Doug.
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Doug Vinson
Date: 12/12/2016 11:35:00 PM
Have to laugh, Paul - there is a current 'Pleiades' contest, and I hacked one out fairly fast; thought it pretty good. Being new to this form, I started looking around at what other people had done, to see what the competition might be like. Then I saw your poem, here, and, "Uh-oh, you're in trouble, Doug." ; )
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/11/2016 3:11:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting so favourably, Doug. Best regards // paul
Date: 10/27/2016 3:59:00 PM
Very creative poem, Paul. Interwoven in the chess motif is the treacherous betrayal in a relationship. Great thought provoking art of poetry. It was so rewarding to read ... believe it or not ... I was thinking about writing a poem this morning about chess from my personal experiences. Who would've thunk it that I would read yours today. Ty for sharing. Much love to you. RW
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Paul Callus
Date: 12/11/2016 3:10:00 PM
I apologize for the very late reply, Freddie...must have skipped my attention! Thank you for the complimentary remarks. Regards // paul
Date: 10/13/2016 10:44:00 AM
Sounds like this guy got what he deserved in the end...serves him right Ha! Congratulations on winning with this very creative poem! Nice work MC
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/14/2016 8:11:00 AM
Thank you, MC. Pleased that you found this to your liking! My muse does come out with some creative ideas sometimes...surprises me, too:) Regards // paul
Date: 9/14/2016 2:21:00 AM
I was only going to give this a 6 but my cursor was jumping about and I thought it not worth altering. I really like this. I noticed the lines all began with c and thought what a neat idea but I now see that was set by a contest. This deserves to be a winner in my book.
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/21/2016 4:17:00 AM
Hi Keith, thank you for stopping by; pleased that you liked this Pleiades. [Excuse the late reply, but I thought that I had already sent one!] Regards // paul
Date: 8/26/2016 5:03:00 PM
Well, you haven't rocked YET, but I found this gem to enjoy! Very clever and profound, plus I offer you my sincere congrats - the number one feels good, eh? Yepper ... CayCay
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 5:20:00 PM
No rock n' roll as yet, CayCay...maybe tomorrow after a good night's rest:) Glad you found and enjoyed this poem...no1s do not come on a daily basis! Goodnight (here it's 12.20am) even though it's still too early for your bedtime:) // paul
Date: 8/26/2016 7:55:00 AM
A brilliant piece!! Congrats Paul, for your top placement in the contest!! ;-)
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 4:02:00 PM
Glad you liked it, Teddy! Thank you:) Regards // paul
Date: 8/26/2016 4:58:00 AM
Congratulations on your fine win, Paul. Very well deserved.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 3:47:00 PM
Thank you, Afzal; pleased with your first visit to my page. Regards // paul
Date: 8/26/2016 3:57:00 AM
Hello Paul, Excellent Verse my good friend!! Congratulations on POTD and for the top place in the contest!! (I like the technique here of starting each verse with a word beginning with the Letter "C.") Cheers and Best, Gary
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Gary Bateman
Date: 8/29/2016 7:36:00 AM
I read this one again Paul. All I can say is: "Bravo." The work of a true poetic craftsman!! Best, Gary
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 3:40:00 PM
Many thanks, Gary; always a pleasure to receive your feedback! Your latest collab poem still lingers in my mind! Regards // paul
Date: 8/26/2016 3:52:00 AM
- Congratulations on your winning poems, Paul :) - hugs and :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 3:14:00 PM
Thank you Anne Lise:) Best regards, hugs and smiles:)) Enjoy the weekend. // paul
Date: 8/26/2016 3:01:00 AM
Wow. That is an awesome picture. I never thought of defeat and cheating in that sense. Congratulations. Kai
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 3:24:00 PM
I truly appreciate your lovely feedback, Kai. Thank you for stopping by; pleased to make your acquaintance. Regards // paul
Date: 8/26/2016 12:26:00 AM
...and , as predicted, a worthy topster, Paul. Congratulations! Regards, Viv
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 3:10:00 PM
You make a good judge, Viv:) Thank you for the repeat visit. Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 11:04:00 PM
Short and sweet! And to the point!
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 3:09:00 PM
So is your welcome comment, Carole:) Thank you! Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 9:29:00 PM
Hi Paul, Congratulations on getting the poem of the day.It was well deserved. Enjoy the honor:-)Alexis
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 3:08:00 PM
Thank you, Alexis:) I will...it's not an everyday occurrence!! Enjoy the weekend:) Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 9:10:00 PM
Yay!!!! Right where it belongs Paul...on top! Congratulations on your well deserved win! I am very happy for you. 7 ; )
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 2:46:00 PM
Aww you are too kind, Connie:) Your continued support and encouragement are much appreciated:) Have a lovely weekend. Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 6:24:00 PM
Paul, congratulations on your First Place win in the 'Pleiades C' contest! Wow...such a powerful tragic story in so few words! Sandra
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 2:44:00 PM
Thank you for the congrats and lovely comments, Sandra! So pleased that you found it to your liking. Warm regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 5:15:00 PM
Congrats on your top win Paul...
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 2:42:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph. All the best...paul
Date: 8/25/2016 5:11:00 PM
Paul! congrats on this remarkable poem dear friend! I have said it before..you are so sweet to me and many others, I thank you kindly for all your sweet comments and continued support! Congrats and I am also proud to share the top spot with you dear man...:)-luloo
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 2:41:00 PM
Many thanks Laura...you are too kind:) I loved your winning poem right from the start...it had that winning glow to it:) ~ Have a lovely weekend. Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 4:56:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Paul:-) hugs Jan xx
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 2:38:00 PM
Thank you, Jan:) This week it's our village feast and guess what....it's been raining!! Hugs // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 4:47:00 PM
Tricky little number. Nicely penned, Paul. Congratulations.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 2:35:00 PM
Thank you for liking and for the congrats, Janis. Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 4:40:00 PM
Congrats on your win, Paul.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 2:29:00 PM
Thank you Agnes; pleased to have you visiting:) Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 4:35:00 PM
Very clever, nice number 1 win!
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/26/2016 2:27:00 PM
Thank you, John...deserved applause for your winning entry entry:) Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 4:30:00 PM
Paul, you wowed me with this creative Pleiades! I just love it! Congrats on your 1st place win! Blessings!
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/25/2016 4:55:00 PM
Thank you very much, Kim! You have made my day:) I'm so pleased with my placement! Blessings to you, too. Regards // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 4:08:00 PM
Tis true you got caught playing a game. Great POTD. Marilyn a Seven.
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/25/2016 4:52:00 PM
Thank you Marilyn; high rating and congrats are appreciated // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 3:08:00 PM
Very clever on all levels love it
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/25/2016 4:50:00 PM
Thank you Gordon. Wishing you a belated welcome to Soup! // paul
Date: 8/25/2016 12:44:00 PM
I enjoyed your poetry
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/25/2016 1:28:00 PM
Thank you Darlene; pleased to have you visiting. Regards // paul
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