The Poetry of Chess

Where I used to write poetry, now I play chess,
  but the difference is hardly resounding;
as a rule I end up in a horrible mess,
  with my ego receiving a pounding.
So why, you might ask, am I writing some verse?
  I intend it to be prophylactic.
Quite resigned to my fate, Iíve no need to rehearse
  an excuse for my opening tactic.

Duncan Gillies MacLaurin

If you have any comments on this poem, Duncan Gillies MacLaurin  would be pleased to hear from you.