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Corinne
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state of confusion


0 posted 05-20-2000 09:07 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne


Checkmate

With instincts screaming,
and flawed mind faltering,
escape eloquently blocked,
by your land of black and white.

Seeking vulnerability,
I profiled beautifully,
your black bishop swiftly
moved in even ranks.

Rook cloaked as a castle
towered up from the dark,
descended to your beckoning,
a game of pawns and knights.

Calling me your ivory queen,
diagonal paths crossing,
laughing, as you pointed out,
one cannot check oneself.

Resorting to castling,
your laughter cruel,
my ruler toppled
losing virginís grace.


© 2000 Corinne Bailey    



[This message has been edited by Corinne (edited 05-21-2000).]
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doreen peri
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1 posted 05-20-2000 09:38 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

First the title caught my eye because i just wrote a chess-theme piece the other day (endgame, posted here)... so i had to read this, Corinne...

and i want to tell you, this is a very powerful piece... well written, succinct... full of layered meanings... enjoyed this much! Nice work!
Corinne
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2 posted 05-21-2000 12:21 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Why thanks, Doreen!  I'll have to look for your post!

Corinne
Parker
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... the old black rum


3 posted 05-21-2000 04:19 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

This is one of those poems you just gotta say, its great and thats all because there is way too much happening in the background.
So I'll just sneak my little pawn up the side and say queen me.  

Parker
brian madden
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4 posted 05-21-2000 06:09 AM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

A wonderful poem, I never realised that chess was so exciting...maybe I should learn how to play the game.


With instincts screaming,
and flawed mind faltering,

towered up from the dark,
descended to your beckoning,

Resorting to castling,
your laughter cruel,
my ruler toppled
losing virginís grace
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Nan
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5 posted 05-21-2000 10:30 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Awesome work, my friend... Maybe you can explain to me why it is that I always find myself in a "stalemate"... except when I fall for the old "fool's mate" trick...
Corinne
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6 posted 05-21-2000 11:27 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Park, thank you!  Consider yourself queened!

Hey, thanks, Brian! Don't you recall that scene in the original Thomas Crown Affair?

Thank you very much, Nan, it seems the way of things, doesn't it?

Corinne

 
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