Poetry by Jeff Green

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The Hustler

by cricketjeff on December 4, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

The slaughter of the innocents complete
She contemplates the scene of bloody gore
He should have known that she would win the war
And now he has to worship at her feet

Her openings were classical and neat
She laid each trap with patience and with skill
He thought he saw them all yet stumbled still
And now he has to worship at her feet

So confident that she could not be beat
She raised the stakes until that fateful day
He smiled and turned the game to run his way
And now she has to worship at his feet

The slaughter of the innocents complete
She’s glad that now she worships at his feet

Author notes

Chess has always been about power!