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Of Strategies and Endgames


Hey player…

I have to address this so I’ll get it off my chest,
Life is a game you really have to think through,
At times you’ll have to make an educated guess,
And it will all depend on your point of view.

It is a long and profound thought process,
A mystery where you have to find the clues,
Just when you think you’ve made progress,
Be sure of each and every move you choose.

Are you mentally ready to analyze and assess?
Prepared to stare at squares for a long time?
Look into your opponent’s eyes and access –
Your perceptive powers to read their mind?

Will your strategy be aggressive and flawless?
What will you sacrifice to reach your goal?
Will you play like a grandmaster or a novice?
Will you be able to have emotional control?


The pieces on the board in the game of chess,
Are symbols and roles we play in life and war,
Tactics must be displayed with great finesse,
While building integrity, character and rapport.

Now take a breath, will you chess or death?
The end game is what you set out to prove,
Your scheme should be adaptive but stealth,
So hey player, what’s your next move?
wallyroo92
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