A column or two for your magazine
(I hope that what I've done do make the grade)
On our poetic, internet-ic scene,
For counseling on my misdeeds in chess!
As coaches go you're patient, funny and
You give me hope that I might blunder less
In future games! Your wish is my command
On future essays. Any you may want,
On any subject for Paradise Tossed,
Is yours! Few are the bloggers who may flaunt
A captive sonneteer so to be bossed!
My gratitude, dear John, for all your aid.
As well for all the practice games we've played!