Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - May 2022

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Edited by Julie Leonard
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To Antoine

A poem by Joan Shorrock, written for the soirée at the 28th Chess Theme Break, in memory of Antoine Reeves.

The BCA are here in Bournemouth

Antoine, your friends are here too

Here’s to you with all our love

This soirée’s just for you!

We really miss your talent

You were quite a star

With your command of music

On piano, flute, guitar.

We remember you with fondness

And all of us are glad

That we knew, though you’re not with us

You don’t want us to be sad.

St. Peter will say “Someone to see you,

Come and meet one another,

There she is” and you say,

“Hello Mother!”

You know that we all shall meet

At that soirée in the sky

But until then, dear Antoine,

It’s time to say “Goodbye”.