Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Checkerboard


Say
World's surface's
A huge checkerboard
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Topic of this poem: life



Comments about this poem (Checkerboard by Tirupathi Chandrupatla )

  • Rookie - 40 Points Indira Babbellapati (7/2/2013 1:21:00 PM)

    Vying against one's own self
    On this checkerboard-life
    No winners no losers
    In this endless game
    Of lines and squares
    Tantalizing
    Teasing... (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,446 Points Somanathan Iyer (6/29/2013 11:07:00 AM)

    Life is how we feel it. yes perceptions differ from person to person. A thought provoking write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,013 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/29/2013 7:44:00 AM)

    deep thought, life's feeling, poet's potency is clear. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 339 Points David Wood (6/29/2013 5:41:00 AM)

    The analogy of life, its a bit like my poem The Path Undecided. A good write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,088 Points Valsa George (6/28/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    A poem with a deep insight! The analogy of life and checkerboard is very logical! Yes, everything is in our thought process and whether we win or lose depends on how clearly we percieve things and how well we act according to our perceptions! ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,744 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/27/2013 9:05:00 PM)

    Thank you Ms Shahzia Batool. I checked your quote and it is from Elbert Green Hubbard (1856 –1915) , an American philosopher, who has many brilliant quotes. In my poem I presented life as walk on a checkerboard. I thank you very much for your thoughtful comment. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 701 Points Shahzia Batool (6/27/2013 2:51:00 PM)

    Brilliant analogy!

    i would like to quote the lines i read somewhere:

    “Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate indecision! ” (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,993 Points Wahab Abdul (6/27/2013 11:47:00 AM)

    great saying here ''What if we think
    Lines as desirable
    And squares as obstacles?
    It's all in our
    Thought process'' - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -loved it and loved the theme....lovely.. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (6/27/2013 6:26:00 AM)

    some see the lines as a challenge
    others love to live in squares
    me I perfer to be flying
    up high ito the air (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,787 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/27/2013 12:53:00 AM)

    Luckily we are asked to walk in the square and not to cross the barrier. Otherwise we will be restricted without any space to the dancing of the souls and the bodies..Nice.. (Report) Reply

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