Poem #30 – Stamp collection – National/Global Poetry Writing Month 2017
Scene: Conversation following a graduation ceremony between a new grad and Obi Wan Kenobi.
Reference: Quotes are from the Obi Wan Kenobi character in Star Wars movies.
Grad: Excuse me Mr. Kenobi. Mr. Kenobi. Mr. Kenobi can I ask you a question?
Obi Wan: “Use the force.”
Grad: Okay, will I be lucky enough to have a successful career and life?
Obi Wan: “In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.”
Grad: You’re saying I should choose the right career and hone a marketable skill?
Obi Wan: “Skill is the child of patience.”
Grad: So, if I work really hard, I will get rich?
Obi Wan: “You’ll find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view”
Grad: Well what if my point of view is to have lots of money no matter what?
Obi Wan: “Don’t give in to hate. That Leeds to the dark side.”
Grad: You’re saying that integrity and intention are more important than money?
Obi Wan: “Everything casts two shadows”
Grad: Huh? Do you mean that there is good and bad, happiness and struggle to anything? And, it is how I define ‘rich’ that makes the difference in which shadow prevails?
Obi Wan: “May the force be with you.”