In Memory of the King
One year had passed since Bobby Fischer died.A lot had been said to praise or criticize him.To me, his personality is like an enigma-a very complex puzzle..leaving the world of chess while still at his peak.
Here is a poem, originally entitled, "The King is Dead" , A Tribute To Bobby Fischer
It was on March 9, 1943 when a king was born
He was filled with ingenuity but also filled with scorn
Stirring the fancy of chess-loving past and present generations
His brilliant moves along with his unpararelled accusations
His game with Byrne was "the game of the century"
The child prodigy became an instant celebrity
He became world champ by beating Boris Spassky
Considered as the "match of the century"
His personality, so complex just like his IQ
Refusing to play with Karpov, no one really knew
Were his demands so outlandish or foolish?
Who cares! It's his games we all love to cherish!
The king is dead and gone, but not his memories
He truly is the the greatest to ever play chess
Controversies haunted him even 'til his final days
GM Robert James Fischer,may your soul rest in peace.
Note: Bobby Fischer once said, "All I want to do ever, is play chess." Coincidentally,his death at the age of 64, corresponds to the number of squares in a chessboard..........