Thursday, April 3, 2014

Poetry Project, day 2

THE DAY WE DID NOT  BECOME JEFF SKYWALKER
Based on True Events


Woke up that day, early and bright,
visions of fame woke me happy and light. 
Our bags were packed, provisions to spare;
ukuleles in hand, to make time easier to bear.
Head shots in hand, freshly printed that day;
pixelated portraits- we were on our way.
But we never even stood a chance...

Jeff Skywalker we would not become-
the plan itself was pretty dumb. 
In the end we were just left to strum,
and play our ukuleles instead. 

The first train out - we were just in time,
but there was already an epic line. 
Teens and parents and makeup galore:
we alone did not the age limit ignore. 
But before we had a chance to be distraught, 
they cut off the line without a second thought. 
So it seemed...

Jeff Skywalker we would not become-
the plan itself was a tiny bit dumb.
In the end we were just left to strum,
and play our ukuleles instead. 

At first I was bummed but not at all surprised;
the whole ordeal was not well advised. 
We were neither actors nor scrappy, or even athletic,
we were about as perfect for the parts as I am poetic. 
But the power of the force is just so strong,
and to resist it's pull felt all wrong. 
I'm still glad we tried...

Jeff Skywalker we would not become-
the plan itself was really rather dumb. 
In the end we were just left to strum,
and play our ukuleles instead. 

Our gallant spirits had not sunk,
so we got some mulled wine and then got drunk. 
The sun shone over Bristol, bright and clear,
full of vendors, meat and holiday cheer. 
And although the day sort of cost a lot of money, 
at least the story is sort of funny. 
And now I can play a few chords...

Jeff Skywalker we would not become-
the plan itself was exceedingly dumb. 
In the end we were just left to strum,
and play our ukuleles instead. 

We were hastled by a homeless guy,
saw a disappointing dinosaur on the fly. 
Rememberance Day was in full swing,
with bagpipes and drummers and that kind of thing. 
At the time our auditions were supposed to have ended,
the line was still there and all smiles had bended. 
And we went merrily on our way home. 

Jeff Skywalker we would not become-
the plan itself was really damn dumb. 
In the end we were left to strum,
and play our futures away. 



2 comments:

dolores said...

Oh my gosh you should send this link to the SW peeps!;)

Maria said...

Ha, they'll see it if they are interested. It's really for Jack, he is the one who really could have been Jeff Skywalker. I am too much of a woman for that role.