Poems by James Irvine

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Life lessons in Chess

March 11, 2019

Chess is the training ground for life’s lessons.


Each piece has a particular skill or strength,

but each with an Achilles heel.

Understand your weaknesses in order to be strong.


Fighting fear is like playing a game of chess,

it is strategic; luck has nothing to do with it.


If your desire to sit on the throne of life wavers,

then the cancer of complacency will consume you.


To conquer fear, we must face it head on and be prepared to move quickly in any direction. Only the bold survive the battle of life, for they face their fears head on.


Each piece on the board represents a

personality trait or individual characteristic.

Which piece are you?


Life is in your own hands,

like the parallels of Chess and success





  • By combining Poetry into a photograph you get POETPICS or PHOTOPOETRY.

  • A phrase of philosophy integrated into a photograph = PHILOETRY

  • Donate to the Smith family appeal via the link or buy an A4 / A3 size Glossy ‘Poetpic’ 

  • Search for my auto signature © James Irvine (hidden within Poetry Photographs)

  • See how this and other poems play a part in the Story 'Finding Harvey’, crafting another dimension of creative writing = 3D-Poetry.​


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