Poetry: Jedi Whispers

It’s a new hope of mine

That I’ll drink of Oyster wine

And seriously explain the horrors

Of blu-ray remixes and Jedi whispers

Perhaps it’s not quite right to say this to an elf

Crossovers isn’t usually something I do myself

//

But I’ll speak these words timeless and true

Knife-Ears, May The Force Be With You

//

And even though you don’t understand yet what it means

To be a Jedi and feel it flow through you, in my dreams

One day you’ll realise that Star Wars influenced our reality

As philosophy, the modern interpretation of the hero’s journey

It encouraged an entire generation to choose what is right

Pick themselves up, dust themselves off and fight the good fight

//

So I’ll speak these words timeless and true

Knife-Ears, May The Force Be With You

//

When Leia persists in being snarky and brave

She sets an example, and feminism second-wave

Was never quite so elegantly portrayed

As by the princess, the rebel who delayed

Vader’s destruction of the rebel base

Because when a good woman comes face to face

With the death of her people and still stays loyal

To her brothers-in-arms she is truly royal

//

And I’ll speak these words timeless and true

Knife-Ears, May The Force Be With You

//

You don’t really need to read the writing

It’s more the music that makes it inspiring

A restraining bolt overrides a droid’s programming

Obi-Wan is the first Jedi on screen, his presence defining

What it means to be a selfless monk and sage

Leia and Luke are very, very much the same age

Han shot first, and he’s on the run for crimes

Tarkin is a central political figure of the times

//

One day I hope you’ll see these words as I do

Knife-Ears, May The Force Be With You

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