Kim Barney

Gold Star - 176,083 Points (Oct 6 / I was born in a bank - - my mother went there and made a deposit)

Chess Poem 17 - Poem by Kim Barney

I played in a chess tournament today.
Against the lowest-rated player,
I could only manage a draw.

I only won two games, and
After the tournament was rated,
I lost one point on my chess rating.

Yet life is funny. Since the tournament
was only three rounds, and I lost no games,
I took first place in the tournament!

Hank's only loss was to Tom.
Tom's only loss was to Nate.
Nate lost to both Hank and to me.

It helps to have pluck,
but sometimes you need luck!

Topic(s) of this poem: chess


Poet's Notes about The Poem

No, I didn't win that trophy today. There were no prizes.

Click on "previous poem" for the story behind that trophy.

3 January 2020

Comments about Chess Poem 17 by Kim Barney

  • Unwritten SoulUnwritten Soul (1/11/2020 3:27:00 AM)

    Hank's only loss was to Tom.
    Tom's only loss was to Nate.
    Nate lost to both Hank and to me.

    these lines speak volume where it tells more than anything can explain! nice one
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  • Darwin Henry BeuningDarwin Henry Beuning (1/4/2020 4:46:00 AM)

    Congratulations on taking 1st place! ! Great way to start the year! ! Looking forward to going over your win over Nathan. I have added this to My Poem List, and of course another " 10" ... (Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (1/4/2020 12:37:00 AM)

    Congratulations for the win! ! ! However I have a bit of a headache because it reads like a logic problem! ! ! I used to do logic problems but these days II cannot think my way out of a paper bag! ! ! Delightful twisty turny poem, dear Kim 10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2020



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