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Checkers Poem 2
by Harvey Griffin

Another checker lover poem, by Harvey Griffin,
shares his thoughts on this great game of checkers.

Harvey Griffin poem 2

Checkers Poem 2

We drew it on a cardboard box,
8 x 8 alternate squares of black and white;
Coke bottle tops were used for men;
We called it checkers, game of delight.

We knew nothing of Kear’s Ency.,
Nor about the play in Lee’s Guide.
We played our men move to move,
Playing only for personal pride.

We never heard of the “greats”,
Wyllie, Jordan, Stewart, Banks....
A player able to spot a one for two
Was considered strong in our ranks.

Then someone got a book, Lee’s Guide.
He began to mop up other guys.
Checkers has never been the same.
Now checkers books are common buys.

Today we play on store bought boards,
Fancy colors of beige and green.
Checkers are shades of ochre and orange.
How long have these treasures been?

Checkers poem 2 by Harvey Griffin.









 

Checkers Poems

 
Harvey Griffinís Salute to the Champions The Checker Game by Ray H. Coble HIS NAME IS ASA
Checkers by Harvey Griffin The Conspiracy by Harvey Griffin The Perfect Stranger
Fast Mover by Harvey Griffin Letís Give God A Hand THE MAN IN MY LIFE
The Checker Playerís Dream LETíS HAVE A GAME OF CHECKERS The Great Grand Master
Checkers Win or Draw More Than Just A Game

DeerLake Online Store Items

Wonder Mugs Play checkers online, and enjoy drinking from this cool wonder mug.
When adding hot liquid, the colors of the mug will change, checkers cool.

Checkers is a two-player game, where one player is assigned white-chip checkers and the other red. The aim is to play checkers online, capture all of the other player's checkers or make them impossible to move.

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