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Corporate Chess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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As they run into the shadows
Undercover of the rain,
They come across a wounded ally,
Blinded by his pain.
He looks at them and he says,
Don’t you see this is insane?
As his stare goes blank, the others
do as they’ve been trained.
They’re all pawns in a game
Of vicious corporate chess.
Identical, except the colors,
Those with which they dress.
They might as well just settle this
With pieces on a board,
And save the lives of countless soldiers
Save them from the war.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Ayushi18 said...
Aug. 19 at 6:44 am:
This ballad has put in gush of intense emotions...just in a stanza you have beautiffuly portraied the need for peace...   do read mine:)
 
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eliana924 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 9:40 pm:
I love the way you used chess as a metaphor; it's so true! The rhyme also works well. 
 
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HateKnuckle said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm:
This is so good that it deserves way more comments than it has. Really cool. 5 stars.
 
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Free- said...
Mar. 25, 2011 at 4:54 pm:

SO creative!

so many poems on love and loss...but this was brilliantly created, a great theme, great flow of words.so much talent! I'm jealous!!

 

come rate/comment my stuff:)

 
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spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 9:34 pm:
crazy, i posted a poem like this a couple days ago teen ink just hasnt approved it yet, this is really good and has more of a message than most
 
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Sophia T. said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 4:59 pm:
When I read it the second time around, I got it. Is it like: 'Why fight a bloody war when we can settle it with chess?'
 
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Courteney H. said...
Jul. 31, 2009 at 1:13 am:
That's amazing. Good job, Christos!
 
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