Joseph Wilford

Rookie (10.28.65 / Iowa)

Tip The Chessboard - Poem by Joseph Wilford

is a creation of Satan
A tool with which to eternally divide us
Forever entrenched
in conflict and controversy
We are at odds
At war
Living and dying
in a constant struggle
with ourselves; each other
What brilliance.

The Earth is a chessboard
between Heaven and Hell
Lucifer, arms and legs crossed
sits, smokes and waits
tipping the ashes off his cigarette
It's God's move
but he's at the refridgerator
looking for a cold beer.

It doesn't matter.
Religion is the Devil's checkmate.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 2, 2005

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