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2 To The 5th Power

Peripheral battle lines
are secretly drawn
resetting, directing
wine breathed pawns.

Mathematically strategized goals.
Sentinels call out moves and hours.
Foot soldiers advance toward
opposing sides 2 to the 4th power.

Alternating flag flown
on white and dark tower.
Quartered unmanned horses
roam 2 to the 5th power.

Royalty safely guarded and hid
behind rock walls tiered flowers.
Domination of linear spaced
cubic grid 2 to the 6th power.

Coveted royal crowns
and squares delicately paced
by clerics cloned and robed
bound on diagonal straights.

Ranks one through eight
attacking in combination.
Bishop skewer,
Knight fork,
Castle pin,
Queen sacrifice,

Checkmate!

Forces resignation.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013


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The Captain does enjoy a good game
of chess now and again!

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  • Unwritten Soul (8/23/2013 6:04:00 AM)

    A haha haha...Captain in chess game of his on plan..and plan to conquer the sea...hahaha maybe in free time he playing this...with hook hand? ahaha..joking captain_Soul

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  • Chandra Thiagarajan (4/2/2013 3:35:00 AM)

    What a wonderful poem, Captain Cur! Your experiences in the battle field added to the game of chess has produced a beautiful write!

  • Ellias Anderson (3/22/2013 3:43:00 PM)

    Very nice captain. i like to join you A day and play chess together.
    brilliant write.

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