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Return of the Jedi

Star Wars:
feuding families bedecked in .gifs 
that remind me of the Nintendo stars one is a.war.ded 
after taking care of the digital Wokling long enough
for it to have grown into a pathetic semblance of an adult.

a Jedi master has fallen, but not before writing
his own eulogy (again), Ziggy's bolt connected in the stars
located nearby The Spiders From Mars,
from before his birth
not having a choice in the mind over matter,
tapped into the one truth: Force.

I am merely a Padawan in this emotional kindergarten,
yet bestowed with the natural inclination of a kingfisher,
a fisher of kings,
a slayer of emperors,

a witness to Sith lords dressed in Republic wool,
and Resistance fighters no less dishonourable 
than members of the First Order;
obvious signs of un-balance.  
Pry open wide the third eye
to navigate the kingdom within, 
and sources that divide, 
but be careful not to become consumed
by the Dark Side (and sudden rhyming sprees) 
when facing adversaries.

Jedi, return.
Return from exile, from hopelessness,
sometimes a master should follow an apprentice.
Secrets are doorways leading towards great weakness,
and a kingfisher listens to the riverbank's whispers.

Jedi, return.
Illuminate these passages.

January 20th, 2016


Copyright © Chris D. Aechtner


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  1. Date: 2/11/2016 4:48:00 PM

    Im waiting for the Phantom Menace.
  1. Date: 1/22/2016 4:03:00 PM

    Come on! Who's the Jedi? Who's the Kingfisher? I know a couple of those dressed in Republic wool : D (Banana Republic wool) and I know who's R2-D2! LOL! I don't know why I feel I'm inside this poem ... and not in a stellar (pun intended) role! : D Good to see you posting, Chris! And I love seeing you replying the comments! : DDD!!
  1. Date: 1/21/2016 10:34:00 PM

    Your metaphor is stellar and I mean that. I have felt that disturbance in the force. And the force in this one is strong. So is the force in the Jedi master no longer a padawan. The force awakens and returns
  1. Date: 1/21/2016 3:52:00 PM

    Congratulations on poem of the day, Chris!
  1. Date: 1/21/2016 2:24:00 PM

    - Congrats on your p.o.t.d. Chris ! - // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 1/21/2016 12:59:00 PM

    What a wonderful write! Well deserved POTD. Chrissie5C
  1. Date: 1/21/2016 8:26:00 AM

    I'll take the lighter approach... I would love to give Yoda a noogie. Just once
  1. Date: 1/21/2016 5:32:00 AM

    Liked the tone and flow...... I see many messages here though...... Congrats on POtD!!!
  1. Date: 1/21/2016 12:26:00 AM

    are you saying, Star Wars AIN'T what it use to be, Disney made a joke out of it. (so true) Anyways, I cannot Illuminate these passages. I feel as if this is no riddle but a message. Something tells me you are advocating for those who are not consumed by the dark side YET. so who's this fisher and slayer... Well, guess what happens when a kingfisher listens to the riverbank's whispers??? I'm going to change the subject, I'm bad at riddles. --Butterfly in the sky I can go twice as high Take a look, it's in a book A Reading Rainbow, A Reading Rainbow I can go anywhere I can go anywherrre Friends, you know, Ways to grow A Reading Rainbow Time to go back to the DARK SIDE, YEAH!!!
  1. Date: 1/21/2016 12:14:00 AM

    What are you talking about Chris? LOL, for a second there, I thought you were talking about me and my republic. (joke) Well, I'm not good with riddles. But, I tell you what, I just got back from Hot Topic, and got all RTD2 junk, hand purse, boots, backpack, ..let me put it to you, this way, the works. LOL, then I see your comment to me, on Ian's blog. Anyways, I'll be back after I read this a few times. I sense the force is not with me today. 4 sections. Linda
  1. Date: 1/20/2016 6:06:00 PM

    Clever write... may the force be with you...