Poem-On-Demand: Jedi

This afternoon I was one of four poets talking with some students at the Research Triangle High School. We covered the basics of our background in life and poetry then we gave them a live demonstration of Poetry-On-Demand. We asked them to put some words in the the chat (this was online, of course) and we each picked a word and wrote a poem in about two minutes. One of the kids offered “lightsaber” and I couldn’t resist.


Lost my childhood
Raised by monks
Don’t think this
Don’t feel that
Practice Practice Practice
I’m tired of being Forced
to use this flashlight in the dark
give me a real Lightsaber
so I can show my worth

Thank you, Pamela Taylor, for including Chris Abbate, Tara Lynne Groth and I.

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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6 Responses to Poem-On-Demand: Jedi

  1. JeanMarie says:

    Good times!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. KK says:

    Beautiful !

    Liked by 1 person

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