Pop Culture Poetry: Knight

24 Aug

Knight

He looks up at the sky and sees
No ships above do fly
He looks around his old home world
And feels how hot and dry

The air still is, but what he hears
Is what surprises most
Not a single sound emerges
From dune’s coast to coast

A soft and faint wind tugs at his
Hood pulled over his head
Possibly warning him of
A sand storm up ahead

It quickly fades and then again
It’s absolutely still
He looks up and remembers when
He wished life was a thrill

He wanted adventure and that’s
Exactly what he got
But no matter where he went
On thing was not forgot

The calm and peaceful world where he
Grew up not long ago
He’d always been so restless here
Since life had been so slow

But now that life was speeding by
With no time to reflect
He’d take a moment to recall
His home and pay respect

That was one of the lessons
His new mentor had taught
A chaotic, busy mind
Will leave you just distraught

Calm your mind, let go of things
And be at one with here
So the knight now closed his eyes
And looked on with his ear

He heard the whirring of his droid
And shuffling of feet
Of the golden translator
Trying to flee the heat

In the distance, Sandcrawler
And further still, the raiders
He hoped they headed different ways
For sake of the traders

Beyond that, the palace where
His scoundrel friend was kept
They waited a whole year to strike
While his rogue friend had slept

And even further still, he heard
An unfamiliar voice
“Now go, my son” the gentle man
Said as he did rejoice

The knight opened his eyes and took
A final look around
He cleared his mind again and then
He knelt down to the ground

Beside his little droid and gave
Instructions for his plan
He placed his weapon in the droid
Who he trusted more than

The golden one, who made his way
Back over to his master
Although he meant well, the knight knew
Things would end in disaster

If he was appraised of what
The knight had plotted out
He put a finger to his lips
And little droid did shout

With beeps and whistles confirming
Of what he had to do
“Do what?” golden droid did ask
Wishing that he knew

“Just deliver a message
For me” the knight did say
And so the two droids ventured out
And left the knight to stay

Behind to look up at the sky
And be grateful to see
No Destroyers or dog fights
Above the hot dune sea

Just stillness surrounding him
The kind he once did dread
The kind he hoped to have again
In all his days ahead

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