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Netta Jack

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Life 64 Square
by Netta Jack

Sunday, April 20, 2003

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Me:
They say life is like a game of chess. Winning is all about the strategy. I guess I've been wearing my mind on my sleeve and my heart is in my stomach. I do not want to play. However, life made the first move now I am forced to defend myself. I am but a pawn. What can I do?

GOD:
You are not a pawn, my child. Besides, I provided the board and all the pieces. I am with you in your defense.

Me:
I have only Hope, Joy, Peace, Self-control, Patience, Kindness, Goodness and Mildness. If these are captured what defense have I? Love, my Queen and Faith, my King will be in jeopardy if all my pawns are captured.

GOD:
Send in the Calvary. I have knighted Endurance. He will work with Prayer who is a Bishop. They will protect Love and Faith, your Queen and King.

Me:
But I don't want to play.

GOD:
LOOK! Wisdom is in the castle. I see that your side is well prepared for your defense.

Me:
Why am I forced to play? I just want to enjoy life without all the headaches and sacrifices.

GOD:
I told you I was with you. Look at the board. You are in check, but Life cannot move without exposing his king.

Me:
Stalemate? How is this helpful?

GOD:
You still have Queen Love and King Faith and you live to play again.

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Reviewed by jude forese 4/20/2003
the game must go on...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/20/2003
Wonderful dialog !!!
Reviewed by Oisín Breen 4/20/2003
its a good premise, setting characters
well written
keep it up
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/20/2003
Excellent Netta, makes us put our thinking caps on!Like your attitude;-)!
Reviewed by Jessica Stanfield 4/20/2003
Wow! Impressive! I really liked this. My husband and I wrote one that is similar, but yet quite different. I need to dig it out and post it, but this reminded me of the poem we wrote and I thank you for that and for such an excellent write!
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/20/2003
This was so outstanding, Loving your analogy here,

Absolutely wonderful!

Reindeer
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/20/2003
Very good. I can't play chess, but i am the Knight of the "wrong" table. Does tht count for anything.
P.S. I ride my horse backwards so i can't see where I am going, but I will know where I have been. My friends call me crazy. Good write. You will go far. Bill Murray
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