Pete Crowther

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A Childhood Lesson - Poem by Pete Crowther

Some call it checkers,
I call it draughts.
Don't play with me
If you think it's just a game
And you don't mind losing.
I play a mean game. I play to win.
Old Peter Salaveros taught me
When I was a boy.
We played on a scrubbed table
In the seamen's mess,
Just him and me.
We played seriously.
Neither of us smiled.

Comments about A Childhood Lesson by Pete Crowther

  • (2/5/2006 7:49:00 PM)

    WOW and double WOW! I have just discovered your work (through a comment you made on one of mine, and each one is a new journey into my past, and a short trip through your mind as well! How exciting, to discover someone new whose work you admire so much. Linda (Report)Reply

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  • Tan Pratonix (2/3/2006 5:09:00 AM)

    Cool poem, crisp. I can understand this serious playing; most games are battles when they are between two. A foursome is happier. (Report)Reply

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  • Cj Heck (10/18/2005 8:55:00 AM)

    Hello Peter,
    Interesting poem, nice - I love insights into people from their pasts. With me, the one thing that I learned and still love is crossword puzzles. Actually, anything using words, like Scrabble.
    Warmest regards,

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  • (9/7/2005 1:53:00 AM)

    Cool poem pete. Checkers are intersting games, , , , but i always find myself loosing :) (Report)Reply

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  • (9/6/2005 6:32:00 PM)

    I played checkers with my grandfather and we laughed a lot. Guess that's why I can never win today! :) This is a good poem.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 6, 2005

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