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Checkmate.


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  24 total reviews 
Comment by
BeasPeas
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Hi Tracey. First of all let me say congratulations on winning the contest with this amazing poem. Outstanding story telling, rhyming, and rhythm. Marilyn


 Comment Written 05-Feb-2019



reply by the author on 05-Feb-2019
    Hi again, Marilyn

    I am so proud of this particular poem.

    I don't know what came over me when I wrote it, but I was there on that chess board writing till the early hours, absolutely loving the story of this odd piece :)


    Thank you so much for the review and the special rating.

    kindest regards

    tracey

reply by BeasPeas on 05-Feb-2019
    You're welcome, Tracey. A terrific poem and I certainly can understand why it won the contest. Marilyn
Comment by
gramag4
 
 
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This writing is an excellent word picture, and what a unique perspective to share. Chess as a life experience. Thank you so much. Beautifully written!


 Comment Written 31-Jan-2019



reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    Thank you very much for your review and rating. Glad you enjoyed this.

    kind regards

    trimple

reply by gramag4 on 31-Jan-2019
    You are welcome!
Comment by
Libby Geisinger
 
 
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That was a fantastic story! The rhythm was eloquent and flowed graciously as it should representing a regal game of chess. I also loved the duality of the story: a game of chess or a true battle of wits for a queen's life. The imagery and story brought me in and held me through all the way. Wonderful job and thank you for sharing!


 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019



reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    Good afternoon, Libby

    Thank you for your excellent review and special rating. Glad you enjoyed this.

    Kind regards

    trimple
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victor 66
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This is very well done, and I'm sure other reviewers have said as much. The rhymed story follows the format required in the prompt, of which I'm not I'd be capable... at least not yet. But I'm smart enough to appreciate your creative endeavor. Best wishes.


 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019



reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    Thank you very much, Victor.

    Glad you enjoyed this

    kind regards

    tracey

reply by victor 66 on 31-Jan-2019
    You are most welcome, Tracey.

reply by the author on 31-Jan-2019
    :)
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royowen
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I liked this most imaginative sorry in a poem, a fine entry in this contest, and, indeed a winner. I love the counter chess metaphor, this ancient game was designed exactly to portray how a human chessboard plays out. Written in slightly uneven meter, in articulate aabb rhyming, a splendid poem my friend, well done, blessings, Roy


 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019



reply by the author on 02-Feb-2019
    Thank you, Roy.
Comment by
Cindy McIntyre
 
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Wow. An excellent poem. CONGRATULATIONS on winning first place. I can see how this is winner. Your story/poem and the rhyming pattern are stunning throughout.


 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019



reply by the author on 02-Feb-2019
    thank you for your splendid review and special rating.

    kind regards

    tracey

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livelylinda
 
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Trimple: life is but a game of chess. Well put, original, great rhyme and rhythm, interesting. I enjoyed every minute spent reading it and rereading it. Excellent writing! Linda


 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019



reply by the author on 08-Feb-2019
    Your review and comments are very much appreciated :)

    kindest regards

    trimple
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susand3022
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Hello Trimple, This was really a very nice poem. I had forgotten near the end that it was about chess and when the Queen was being beheaded I was back in Old England... until a couple of lines later when I was brought back to the board! LOL A fun write!


 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019



reply by the author on 08-Feb-2019
    Hello there, Susan

    Glad you enjoyed my story

    Your review and comments are very much appreciated :)

    kindest regards

    trimple
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duchessofdrumborg
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Exceptional
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"Checkmate", is an exceptionally well-written and delightfully descriptive piece. This talented poet's work was a pleasure to both read and review. To me, this is a definite six.


 Comment Written 30-Jan-2019



reply by the author on 30-Jan-2019
    Thank you, Duchess, for your review and special rating.

    I'm glad you enjoyed my story poem :)

    kind regards

    trimple

reply by duchessofdrumborg on 30-Jan-2019
    trimple, you're more than welcome.

    Take care, God bless you and best wishes,
    the Duchess !(-_-)!
Comment by
Donka Kristeva
 
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Exceptional
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A game of chess... can be symbolic of life and the so called game of life. It is skillfully written, each word weighed with precision and (even though I'm not a chess player) tactics. Insightful, meaningful, not necessary to understand the individual dynamics to appreciate this write.


 Comment Written 29-Jan-2019



reply by the author on 29-Jan-2019
    Hello there, Donka

    I love your name :)


    Thank you so much for your splendid review and special rating for this competition piece.

    So pleased that you enjoyed this, and understood its meaning.

    You realise that the King/chess piece and his army are playing against the chess master, right?

    I ask because a few reviewers didn't get that part :)


    kind regards


reply by Donka Kristeva on 29-Jan-2019
    thank you for clarifying.

reply by the author on 29-Jan-2019
    :)
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