Canto XIV

Ain’t buying your Blu Ray, Mr  Lucas,
you’ve tinkered with your babies far too much
and I’m not one for stirring up a ruckus,

I bought the DVDs, I bought the merch—
Darth Vader piggy banks; Lego X-wings—
I know you shouldn’t care, you’re stinking rich

and I should’ve got rid of childish things.
But childhood always returns to my thoughts
and I can still recall a fair few things:

the happy lack of any flying robots;
the older version of Anakin’s ghost;
Solo’s blaster firing off the first shot;

Jabba’s palace never played the host
to a song and dance catastrophe, but oh,
the crap that really winds me up the most

is when you made Darth Vader cry out Nooo!
and turned a shot of underplayed pathos
into a third rate Simpsons episode.

So I’m running from Start Wars like the clappers
to grudgingly admit advancing years.
This sixty quid ain’t filling up your coffers,

I choose instead to spunk the lot on on beer


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. peter litton
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 00:14:22

    I’d still love to own a light sabre…great for dicing vegetables.
    May the force be with you.


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