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Monday, September 3, 2012

Limits of the Force

Inspired while watching a Star Wars trilogy
Broadcast over the Labor Day weekend.
A syllable-count poem – 10 per line.

The Force is a power beyond our dreams.
We just can't imagine what it can do.

This is your mind on the Force: Your spaceship
Sinks in a swamp off Dagobah's shoreline.
Concentrate, paduwan! It will arise,
Float through the air to the shore and alight
On the sand. WOW! Strong are you in the Force!
But you'll have to drag the dying body
Of your father to your ship on your own
If you want to escape the doomed Death Star.

This is your mind on the Force: The minions
Of Jabba the Hutt impede your passage.
You pinch the air with your finger and thumb
And they fall to the ground. Or an army
Of battle droids comes. Fling out just one hand;
A shock wave of energy blows them back
In a heap. WOW! Strong are you in the Force!
But when you drop into a pit and face
The Rancor, you'll have to stick a big bone
In his mouth, hit a button with a rock,
And wonder why you tried to shoot Jabba
With a blaster when you could have just used
The Force for all these things. Duh, paduwan!

The Force is a power beyond our dreams.
We just can't imagine… No, we just can't…

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