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I wished upon a star

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I wished upon a star

I had a thought 
the other day
so I tried to write 
a poem about it

Thought may be 
the wrong word
as it was more of 
a memory really

the image of red 
and yellow legos
scattered on 
brown carpet
and the smell 
of tea steeping

it was summer
somehow I knew
though the legos
nor the carpet 
gave way to that clue

the brown carpet 
was the surface
of some distant 
planet and
the legos
were slowly
becoming a
rebel base
where Luke
Skywalker's
friends could hide
from the
Empire 

so this memory 
I hadn't thought
about since
only God knows
when came
drifting through 
my mind like smoke 
drifts from a campfire

legos
red
and
yellow
tea
steeping
and a
rebel base
built
upon
brown
carpet

but there 
was more

cutting through
my imaginary
scene
that took me to
a galaxy far far
away there was
yelling
screaming
cussing

the adults 
it seemed were
fighting again
and things
were being
broken again

before the
memory faded out 
of reach slowly
like a bad
aftertaste
I recalled
holding a up
an x wing 
in my tiny hand
as I made laser
gun noises 
louder to drown
out my parents

Luke Skywalker
was coming to rescue 
the rebels and save
the galaxy

I guess in a way
he saved me too




-Brady Perkins
 innocence preserved

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  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:51:00 PM
    good job with this one....congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 9:27:00 AM
    HI BRADY, yeah, Star Wars Rules:) I agree, I just got stuck with the Star trek contest" Sadly I'm not the oldest one, or else I'd probably would have hosted this one instead. Anyways, I had fun with the Star trek theme LOL, I kid you not. CONGRATS! Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 11:09:00 PM
    Congrats on your win. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Hi Brady, , stopping by with smiles:-) ;-) CONGRATULATIONS :) on your STAR WARS win.. enjoy my blog "....The Death Star Blues...." when you have time. http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15877&PoetID=18720 always & forever *The Lovely Poet Destroyer