+ In Search Of The Perfect Chess Mate ++ Poem by Marieta Maglas

+ In Search Of The Perfect Chess Mate ++

Rating: 5.0

Embedding new rules
in a new arrangement
and having a new strategy,
the white king is driving
the opposing one to the wrong corner
for being controlled by the bishop.
The white king is very rich.
He takes seemingly worthless properties
from his own people
and turns them into his own properties
while defending a system
which has enslaved and still exploits.
Thus, he gladly tries to see himself
as a great hero while
thinking how smart and clever he is
when he can encounter the Dark Essence.
His citizens become blind and very poor.

The black king has the power,
he has respect for the private property
and for the rights of the people
to freely acquire and use this property.
In his kingdom, there are people
who are rich and people who are very rich.
But the black king is blind...

The bishop gets greedy
because his two cards are identical.
Moreover, he may split the cards into two hands
and his two hands
can be played out independently.

He tries to hide because
he is paid to do this....

He has a lot of knights, very good fighters,
but they are fighting for nothing...

The white is still trying
his perfect chess mate.....

I think that he is trying
to force too much in the match...

But he can win because
the chess is a sport
which is really picking up momentum.....

You can see that the chess
can become an easy game
and the last thing to check,
before you move up and down,
is to see if you know its secrets
or if you can highlight some key issues
in the movement strategy
because the movements
do not adequately insert
in the universal rules...

The movements are set in real places
and, sometimes, include real events
as well as imaginary ones
like that twirling zone,
which is capable of moving itself
in a stealthy or a secret manner...

And you must have an infinity of ideas...
When something can be dissolved,
it can be reconstructed
into new, complex formulas...

If you have the courage to play no-limit,
you can play no-limit...

If you have no courage to play,
then don't play...

Who cares?

In fact, it is the same
bleeding atmosphere for all
and the same moribund Earth...

Friday, January 8, 2010
Topic(s) of this poem: fight,imagination,play,real,chess
Ritty Patnaik 18 February 2010

dear mari......excellent poem here.liked your style and your putting the poem in the framework of a chess board.great write. ritty

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Carlos Aragao 16 February 2010

Interesting...Kings are both in trouble.We have bishops, knights... However both kings have no queens, the real balance between the church and the cavalry. As for the people, well, still a logical game. :) Nice.Thank you for share.

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Marieta Maglas 09 February 2010

From: Anonymous Anonymous (Nigeria ;) To: Marieta Maglas Date Time: 2/4/2010 3: 38: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00) Subject: I'm sorry I'm sorry I won't be a good judge of your work, plus it's quite lengthy and boring. boring because I've never been at a chess table before and so all you said was only confusing me. I'd read some of your other poems and make my sincere comments and ratings, meanwhile please take some few minutes of your time to read my 'False fox' thanks.

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Clara Odelia Ciutara 02 February 2010

A nice poem to read, Mary. This is a truly searchin' for one perfect chess mate', yeah nice...

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yellowbell alamanda 28 January 2010

I wish I can tell exactly all the hidden but obviosly of what the poem's message. Well, if only everyone could play chess...but actually we must. thanks, ms. mari for the invite. I'm glad I've read your poem. Always admiring you. yellowbell.

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Kim Barney 17 May 2015

I always love a poem about chess. I have three or four (or is it five now?) chess poems on this site. Was very surprised that you did not mention the most powerful chess piece of all, the queen! Thanks for sharing.

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Mary Thomson 20 April 2011

Nice composition deeper than my thoughts will learn many thing from you.

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Claire Hunter 16 April 2010

Love it, the ending was greatly written!

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Marieta Maglas 12 March 2010

From: John Thorkild Ellison (Northumberland United Kingdom; Male; 59) To: Marieta Maglas Date Time: 3/12/2010 12: 45: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00) Subject: CHESS Hi Marieta, you mentioned chess in one of your excellent poems

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Jose Delosantos 19 February 2010

Dang This IS A Good Piece.

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Marieta Maglas

Marieta Maglas

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