Charlotte Ballard

Chess Lent - Poem by Charlotte Ballard

Given up for Lent
Chess, that is-
Well, really, it
Was because
I couldn't beat
To the rhythm of
The squall and squeal
Of a king tipped -
Resigned to a funny
Lisp, that never was
Checkmated, both
Bishops linger near-
Leaping knights
Praying for a
Barren queen's

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  • (7/7/2005 8:48:00 AM)

    I like the use of chess imagery but your message is left in disguise. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 6, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, March 11, 2013

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