Oh Cap’n

I finished the Dark Tower Series today
a years long voyage through
fate and death,

I wept a little at the end,
such an epic journey
with characters I felt were friends

Came home from a long day
working my shift,
only to view a poem
that I hadn’t written,
like writing a love note
with sparkles on it,
or sending flowers
when you don’t have a date –
to yourself;

that’s the poem
I was prompted to read
about my love for a man
in a different country,
and his thanks for not
revealing the poet was him?
an action video of an Indian captain

His name is Vijayakanth,
escape artist extraordinaire,
bouncing cars that remain
too long in the air
cushioning from a fall
made of many suitcases
random TVs being ruined
while horses chase him

The horses easily trip
with one flimsy rope
he mounts one as he runs
from more cars that bounce
they blow up in slow motion
as he escapes further threats,
like a horse running straight
into a flatbed truck,
but the horse has skills
so does the trusty Cap’n,
they just skid horizontal
while the jeep can’t catch them;

the horse gets right up
like he has no marks,
and what do you know?
more bouncing cars

the crowd stands around
acting like it’s a movie,
instead of thinking it wise
to run for cover or something
and these officers,
where did they really come from?
they surround him on his horse and still can’t catch him;

cause he’s so much more
than a stunning gunslinger:
he’s a horse,
bouncing car,
fire wrangler
and if you think the years long
I spent listening to Roland
could top this masterpiece
you know I’d just be lyin’

I made it to the Dark Tower today,
just to be pushed through
and start a new journey,
fate found me a partner,
Captain Vijay

and no I can’t get back
those minutes watching,
they’re gone permanently.

Emily Cloward © 2018

Photo Credit: Nitin, a true art-eest.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Nitin says:

    Lol! This is fantastic!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re the utter and total inspiration, friend.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Nitin says:

    Reblogged this on Fighting the dying light and commented:

    A day in Emily’s world makes me realise that I’ve made a difference in someone’s life! In all sincerity though, this is a really well written piece. And feel free to give me credit too. I did the artwork!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m so proud of your artwork, Nitin. Breathtaking! 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  3. And wow, I just feel this is my masterpiece, ya know?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nitin says:

      Magnum Opus. The Cap’n is a great muse.

      Liked by 1 person

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