Haikuesday: Poe Dameron

Star Wars Trivia:
Poe’s parents fought for Rebs at
Battle of Endor

Mission to Jakku.
Poe handed crucial info.
First Order arrives.

A battle ensues,
Dameron sprints to his ride.
“Come on BB-8!!!”

His X-Wing damaged,
Poe passes the mission off
to his trusted droid.

Taking aim, Poe shoots.
A trooper is hit, goes down.
Blood. Pain. Death. Panic.

Lor San Tekka killed.
Dameron reacts, fires.
Frozen by the Force.

Torture. Pain. Resilience. Grit.
Kylo will break Poe.

“The right thing to do.”
“You need a pilot,” Poe says.
“I need a pilot.”

TIE Fighter stolen.
Dameron heads to Jakku.
Finn isn’t happy.

TIE Fighter crashes.
Poe is no where to be found.
His jacket remains.

I have to be frank:
I never understood how
Poe just disappears.

Fast-forward the film:
Now we’re on Takodana
and Poe reappears.

“Fighters incoming!”
“It’s the Resistance,” Han says.
Poe leads Black Squadron.

Star Wars Trivia:
Poe flies a T-70
known as the Black One.

Dameron blasts TIEs.
“That’s one hell of a pilot!!!”
Ace in a dogfight.

Poe and BB-8,
pilot and droid reunite
at Resistance base.

Finn looks on, sees Poe.
Dameron looks up, sees Finn.
The two friends embrace.

Scrubs: Turk and J.D.
“It’s guy love between two guys.”
Star Wars: Finn and Poe

I have to be frank:
Oscar Isaac, who plays Poe,
is one handsome dude.

Star Wars Trivia:
Poe flew with the Republic’s
Rapier Squadron

“Disable the shields.”
“Take out the oscillator.”
“Blow up their big gun.”

 Preparing to fight,
the Resistance springs to life.
Poe readies his ship.

Base to Black Leader:
“…go to sub-lights on your call.”
Poe gives his orders.

Leading the X-Wings.
“Hit the target dead center.”
TIE Fighters inbound.

Hole in the target,
Dameron creates a plan.
He just needs cover.

Into a long trench,
Poe is pursued by TIEs and
targeted by guns.

“I need some help here.”
Ello Asty is destroyed.
Black Leader persists.

Threading the needle.
Poe blasts the oscillator.
Proton torpedoes.

Thermal Exhaust Port
and Thermal Oscillator.
Thermal Bros – Luke, Poe.

“Starkiller” destroyed.
“Our jobs done here, let’s go home.”
Hard fought victory.

I’m of the belief
that Poe should be given the
nickname “Starkiller”

Leia: Huttslayer
Poe Dameron: Starkiller
You know you want this.

Haikuesday is a monthly series on The Imperial Talker, a new post with poetic creations coming on the first Tuesday of each month. The haiku topic is chosen by voters on Twitter so be sure to follow @ImperialTalker so you can participate in the voting. Now, check out these past Haikuesday posts:

Droids (February 2017)

Ahsoka Tano (March 2017)

Darth Vader (April 2017)

The Battle of Scarif (May 2017)

The Truce at Bakura (June 2017)

Queen Amidala (July 2017)

Ryloth (August 2017)

Cloud City (September 2017)

General Grievous (October 2017)

Millennium Falcon (November 2017)

Haikuesday: Droids

I had been wanting to do a monthly series on this site for some time but had been struggling to decide what to do. Then, one day, it hit me: why not write and post a collection on Star Wars Haiku on the first Tuesday of every month and call it Haikuesday. Simple to pull off but also stunningly brilliant (*pats self on back*). Yet, that was not the only idea I had. “What if,” I thought to myself, “I allowed my followers on Twitter to vote for the Haiku topic.” And that is precisely what I did, presenting four options in a poll which resulted in this inaugural Haikuesday post which is all about DROIDS! 

I hope you enjoy my Star Wars inspired syllabic creations and be sure to follow me on Twitter to vote for the next Haikuesday topic!

Scene: Horizon Base;
Chopper ignores the mission.
Instead, goes shopping.

IT-O deals in torture
Confessions abound

I have to be frank:
That Vader built 3PO
is still really odd.

“Inventory Droid!”
AP-5 gets no respect
Defects to Rebels

Construction droids on
planet Lothal, Leonis
calls them primitive

Techno Union owned
Baktoid built battle droids for
CIS armies

I have to be frank:
I think 3PO’s red arm
is really stupid.

Scene: On Tatooine
Jawa scavengers sell droids.
Stolen? “Utini!”

Guardian Corps built;
at Third Battle of Vontor
Xim’s droids defeated

You know, in a way,
the Force also woke R2 
from low power nap.

K-2 reprogrammed,
He’ll be there for Jyn because
Cassian says so

I can’t help but feel
the Clone War should have been called
the Great Droid War…thoughts?

Jek-14 no more
He is the Maker of Zoh,

repairer of droids

Scene: On Mustafar;
Anakin and Ahsoka
battle nanny droids

Programmed by CorSec,
Whistler joins Corran Horn in
Rogue Squadron battles

Fatal Alliance,
Republic and Sith soldiers
battle Fastbreeders

“Attacked by a droid…
…An old Clone Wars battle droid.”
Bones beat up Solo

Battle of Naboo
Primitive Gungans engage
Wall Street’s droid army

Writing droid haiku
Imperial Talker starts
to feel quite hungry

Upsetting a droid
No one worries about that…
3PO is wrong

“Primary function:
burn holes through meatbags, Master.
…how I hate that term.”

Serpentine Sentries
Roaming ruins on Mataou.
Aphra should beware.

Poor tortured Gonk Droid!
What did you do to upset
His Largeness, Jabba?

Professor Huyang
guides Jedi younglings as they
construct lightsabers

If not much trouble
Could someone ask Pablo if
Droids show is canon?

Scene: On Iego;
Honorable Jaybo Hood
Builds droid servant force

I have to be frank:
I think Triple-Zero and
BT-1 are lame.

ASN transports
lethal kouhun to their prey:
Naboo’s Senator

Rebel base found by
An Imperial Probe Droid!
Time to flee from Hoth

Clone Wars Veteran
Terrified of Jedi Knights
Roger Freemaker

“Those droids were stolen,”
Young Luke tells Uncle Owen.
“Yeah, no shit nephew.”

Scene: Planet Scarif;
Jyn and Cassian in vault
K-2 dies for them

Downfall of a droid
R2 lost at Bothawui
Anakin freaks out

Loathed by Yuuzhan Vong
Droids targeted and destroyed
by the invaders

is a very bad droid in
High Noon on Jakku

“Blah Blah Blah Complain
Blah Blah Blah Complain Complain!”

I have to be frank:
I think that BB-8 is
so adorable!

Imperial droid
C2-B5 in Rogue One.
Wait! Did it appear???

Droid General Grevious
Killed by a shot to the chest;
How uncivilized.