Stale mate



Have you heard perchance

Life’s stance is a game of chance

Perhaps happenstance



This week’s event is to write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word happenstance. Held weekly at Patricia’s Place

In Other Words


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  19 comments for “Stale mate

  1. 03/28/2018 at 10:15 pm

    Very well done, Dear E!!! FYI – nit picky me, chess has no chance involved. It is strictly a game of skill. Please forgive me.

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    • 03/29/2018 at 9:55 am

      Yes, I know. 🙂 You know anything I write doesn’t make sense nor is it suppose to. xoxo

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      • 03/30/2018 at 6:20 pm

        Ha! Well, no, I didn’t but I do now and think it’s wonderful and will bear that in mind in the future!! LOL! Great post!

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  2. 03/28/2018 at 10:21 pm

    Very well done, Dear!! FYI – nit picky me, chess has no chance involved. It is strictly a game of skill. Please forgive me.

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  3. 03/29/2018 at 6:04 am

    Thought provoking poetry Eugenia. I agree life can be a game of chance. There is a part of me that thinks it is all planned out in advance. Interesting thoughts to dwell on today. Thank you for this excellent piece of poetry.

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    • 03/29/2018 at 9:59 am

      It’s rather concerning to think life is planned out in advance, especially what we can’t control. I agree with you and I’m glad you enjoyed the poem.

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  4. 03/29/2018 at 6:28 am


    Nicely done. I like the second line that reads…

    “Life’s stance is a game of chance”

    What a fun rhythmic use of words!

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  5. 03/29/2018 at 6:53 am

    A challenge accepted and executed beautifully. It is not easy to use the word happenstance.

    Liked by 1 person

    • 03/29/2018 at 10:01 am

      Thank you so much, Bernadette. It’s an interesting word.


  6. 03/29/2018 at 1:26 pm

    ooh I like what you did here!! I also had a go at this challenge:

    Like cherry blossoms;

    buds bloomed, in lovers first spring;

    fated happenstance.

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  7. 03/30/2018 at 7:37 pm

    Sometimes it does seem life is a game; not sure if it is one of chance, though.
    Maybe I just prefer to think there is more reason than chance to it. Whatever! Your poem is wonderful. Sorry, I forgot to set up Mr. Linky.

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    • 03/30/2018 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you, Patricia, and I’m hoping there’s more reason than chance.


  8. 03/31/2018 at 11:22 am

    Nice one Franci

    Liked by 1 person

  9. 04/09/2018 at 10:55 pm

    Very true. Serendipity abounds.

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