Clipart of a man playing chess

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 17 April 2021, capitulate.

Six-year-old daughter progressing at rate,
So I taught her some chess, to abate,
As I thought with a smile,
“This might take her a while”,
She looked up at me, uttered “Check Mate”

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

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