Corporate Chess | Teen Ink

Corporate Chess MAG

By Christos Schrader, Wyckoff, NJ

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.

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on Aug. 19 2014 at 6:44 am
Ayushi18 BRONZE, Surat, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Excuse my enthusiasm, for I am really drunk with intellectual vision whenever I take a pencil into my hand...!

This ballad has put in gush of intense emotions...just in a stanza you have beautiffuly portraied the need for peace...   do read mine:)

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 18 2011 at 9:40 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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I love the way you used chess as a metaphor; it's so true! The rhyme also works well. 

on Aug. 18 2011 at 7:57 pm
HateKnuckle SILVER, Peru, New York
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This is so good that it deserves way more comments than it has. Really cool. 5 stars.

Free- GOLD said...
on Mar. 25 2011 at 4:54 pm
Free- GOLD, Blllll, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"I believe in you and I believe in me, and I believe that we are not meaningless."
"What a waste of a perfectly good wrist."

SO creative!

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


come rate/comment my stuff:)

on Nov. 18 2010 at 9:34 pm
spiritualrevelationrevealspainandrevolution PLATINUM, Eugene, Oregon
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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

on Aug. 10 2010 at 4:59 pm
splinterstar BRONZE, Arcadia, California
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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?'

on Jul. 31 2009 at 1:13 am
ShakingChandeliers SILVER, N.Highlands, California
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Favorite Quote:
"A thin layer of trust had formed in my mind, like a scab."

"I preferred albums to the more modern eight tracks. Albums came with sleeves which reminded me of clean underwear."
-Augusten Burroughs

That's amazing. Good job, Christos!