Pop Culture Poetry: Rebel

23 Aug

Rebel

He looks up at the sky and sees
A Star Destroyer loom
Obstructed by the smoke drifting
From his home base’s plume

Of smoke, destroyed by giant walkers
He took just one down
It cost him a co-pilot though
He recalls with a frown

The young kid who had just joined them
Excited to take on
The same life of adventure and
Excitement that had drawn

This farmboy from his desert world
Across the galaxy
To this barren and frozen world
Now riddled with debris

Of Echo Base, attacked by those
He had watched in the sky
Had it been just three years since
He wished that he could fly?

He took a moment to let go
Of everything around
As giant walkers still advanced
Continuing to pound

He recalled the old wizard’s words
Before he took the shot
That turned the tide against the foes
And a new hope had brought

“Let go” his mentor said to him
And let go he now did
Just as with his aunt and uncle
And now with this kid

Who thought he’d take them on all by
Himself and win the war
Felt like only moments later
Walker’s lasers tore

Into the speeder and the kid
Adventure at an end
Wouldn’t be the first or last
Time that he lost a friend

As he mounted into the
Cockpit of his X-Wing
There was just one new adventure
To which he did now cling

He’d had enough of laser blasts
And dog fights in deep space
Constantly evading the
Relentless Empire’s chase

Something that the wizard said
To him not long ago
Half frozen to death he saw
His old friend stand aglow

And tell him where to find a great
Warrior who would teach
The ways in which he could help all
Break free from the foe’s reach

He lifted off and sped towards
The blackness of the sky
Hoping that for everyone
The war’s end would be nigh

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