A Duel of Light and Dark

Brothers in arms

How did it come to this?

A prophecy to bring hope

Misled it did, designed to deceive

No matter now


The notion, the attempt

To talk down this volatile scenario

Just too late, soured by lies

By greed, by anger

By a lust for power


And so it begins

A sudden violent movement

Against an equally skilled opponent

A falling Avalanche

Into a barrier of blades


A duel to the death

One from light

The other in darkness

But from who’s perspective

A Tyrants trick on a lost soul


Dancing in lethal partnership

Their blades cracked and hissed

With every clash made

A Flash with every brutal encounter

And then locked face to face


Partnered in some macabre dance

They pirouette, somersault

Vault around each other

Each avoiding the lethal sabers

Trying to counter their opponent’s next move


Adrenaline Surges through their veins

No more the sparring partners of old

These titans of the force

Of light and dark unbalanced

Each now committed to a lost cause


They battle on at fever pitch

With such severity and malice

Such pain, suffering and remorse

Neither can retreat now

Each with a different purpose


Attack after counter attack

The battle rages on

Parry, Lunge, Swing, Block

Florescent lines are drawn

On a darkened stage


Like some Shakespearean tragedy

There is no hope of redemption

A conclusion has to be enacted

Until that final curtain falls

On a decided, fateful outcome


The Titan’s square up one last time

One with the advantage

While the other blinded by arrogance

Takes the chance

Only to fall by the hand of his brother


Falling from the sickening flash

As a lightsaber cuts through flesh and bone

Dismembering and cauterizing

What’s left of its victim’s limbs

It is done


The death of a Jedi

The birth of a sith

But who is really who

Brothers no more

How did it come to this?


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Inspired by the ‘Galaxy Far Far Away’ this was published back in February 2018.

Memories of a Childhood Dream

Light Sabre

As the old man walks

It begins to rain

Lifting his hood

Memories entertain


He’s sent right back

To his childhood days

And a Jedi Knight

With mystical ways


Walking stick in hand

Not in his mind’s eye

A flash of Purple

As it lifts to the sky


But the rain soon passes

The sun comes out

He pulls off his hood

And without a doubt


He’s just the old man

Walking stick in hand

But remembers fondly

That wonderland


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Love at First Comic Con

I wasn’t looking for love

But there she was

All dressed up for the occasion

My eyes working my way up

Lost in her vision

It’s the princess

Brown felt boots

Caressed her gentle step

A slave girl’s outfit

Curves moved with a gentle sway

Long Brown hair tied back

The gentle plait lay over her shoulder

WOW… Her vision encapsulates me

Forehead sweating

Heart palpitating

I avert my eyes

Only to see

In front of me

A different height

A different shape

But it’s her in all her glory

My mouth now dry

I walk on by

And see her again

A little shorter this time

But I don’t mind, while

Trying to hide my trembling

Trying to compose

A teenage dream

Aahhh… Love at first Comic Con

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The black Knight walks his path

In search of a truth he’ll never find

Loved by a father he cannot trust

Known by a mother he does not know


A sword of fiery red in his tight grip

The bond he depends on with his life

A Ren by name but not by birth

Torn apart by legacy and conflict


A petulant child in an adult mind

Confused by teachings

From a tyrant with a violent agenda

Equally deformed as history written


A future not yet decided

His path only half trod

An ambition not yet fulfilled

Following a dead name, Grandfather, Lord… Vader.


Copyright © JRFC August 2018
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To Boldly Go but no Kessel Run

For ‘T’… 

Spanning two centuries

Travelled the future and past

The Starship Enterprise

A vessel that surpassed


From the end of her nacelles

To the front of her saucer

The pride of Star Fleet

When the time came to launch her


Armed to the hilt

Her weapons were many

With torpedoes and phasers

She had a bite that was deadly


She had many Captains

From Pike to Picard

Add the finest of crews

They were Star Fleets vanguard


From NX 01

Through the alphabet to E

Registration on her hull

Put fear in all who see


At Warp Speed 9

She’s got no restraint

But the Millennium Falcon

She ain’t !!


Did the Kessel Run in 12 Par Sec’s no less !


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Image from Conectica