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  The Lethal Game
by Odin Roark
Friday, August 24, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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There is no end, only another round.



 

The Lethal Game

Once but a mere checkered board for pleasure
A tactical game of strategic thinking
Now of monstrous competitive proportions
Played by youngsters with dreams
Labored by adults learning patience is brutal
Trophied by adolescents understanding little
But the game

Bishops preach
Knights recon
Castles wait
And the androgynous queen makes its check
While the pawns scamper
Knowing capture is but time spent
In temporary confinement
Until the next battle

A game played with blacks and whites
Yellows and browns
Carved and molded
Digitized and magnetized
All pieces sacrificed
if necessary
To protect the seat of power

Eventually
Nothing is merely conquered
Destruction of the playing field
Remains all important
Check mate is of zero mercy

Such is Washington

 




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Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/25/2012
All pieces sacrificed if necessary
To protect the seat of power

Such is Washington, indeed, no matter the players.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/24/2012
i can't comment on the politics, Odin,
but i can on the extended metaphor
and the very satisfying quality of the writing

john
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 8/24/2012
Appositely stated. But who are the Kings driving this game?
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 8/24/2012
I hate games. I also hate running out of cheap California burgundy . . Which I will be in twenty minty. Drat!

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