Satiating the war instinct
of this competitive man
without shedding drops of blood
in fact with some stagnant sweat
this superb game amazes me!!
The winner has two features-
attacking the other while defending oneself;
opening matters a lot
endurance and perseverance also matter.
Failing thousand times before the win
like an infant stumbles many times to walk
the eventual winner keeps on learning
from each such defeats and failures.
Some develop phobia of defeat
while others fight till the last
While some develop ‘chess mania’
still others make winning their habit.
It still surprises me with its sixty four cells
a beautiful blend of black and white
reminding me of apartheid, Martin Luther King
and Nelson Mandela, discriminations on skin still exist
The black or white army could be the winner
Depending on their intelligence, perseverence and move
And not by mere colour of the skin
Isn’t it an eye-opener for many?
Even here I find some white dominance
as the white side always moves first
mocking sometimes the killer instinct of “white man”
those arrogant ones whose skin can sometimes be black!