In which our story begins and Saint Poe Dameron faces down the fallen…
Alas! That Luke — who trod the skies — is gone!
Vanished into the stars, his place amongst
Them hid from all who loved or were afraid
Of him who brought the Empire crashing down.
Risen from darkness is a new Order,
Most evil among the many shadows
Left behind by that galaxial Empire.
The Order seeks for Luke, to find and to
Destroy the last Jedi.
Yet hope appears,
In form most gracious: Leia Organa
the brave Resistance leads. And seeks as well
for her long absent brother. General
Organa strives for peace against this First
Order, and so has sent the pilot Poe
— of hair most swishy and flying most deft —
to find a path to Luke. This Poe shall do.
He looks to find an answer on Jakku.
On barren Jakku Poe now finds his clue.
In ancient hands there lies a map to Luke.
This says the old man to the pilot Poe:
This will begin to make things well again:
This map will lead to Like, and bring us fast
Towards the light. The Jedi must return.
Then comes the little BB unit nigh,
With bright alarm at enemies nearby.
With thunderous approach, on wings of iron,
The evil forces crest the horizon.
The daring Poe must leave before this foul
And wretched company arrives. He flees
The little droid in tow. Alas, too late!
An errant shot traps Poe and BB8.
Adroitly Poe gives BB-8 the map
And sends the droid into the desert night.
Then Poe returns to face horror and flames.
The village, once peaceful, in torment
And fire expires before his eyes. Against
Such power there is no hope, yet Poe aims —
But soft! A final ship approaches the place.
The wretched haven meets the architect
Of its demise. From forth this last ship comes
A scion of shadows, a fallen prince.
In black array, by mask concealed, enters
Poe fires his laser blast
Towards the evil knight. His aim is true,
But villainy prevails and Ren’s power
Doth halt the shot mid air. Fair Poe is caught!
Before the dark lord handsome Poe is brought:
“I fear I’ve not been here before. Never
Have I been captured so the protocol
Is most opaque to me. Do you speak first
Or I? Pray tell, for this affected mask
Doth hinder my ability to read
The proper path that this exchange should follow.”
The tyrant, unamused, sends Poe away.
Aboard the ship he’s dragged, while Kylo Ren
The order gives that all the villagers
— of every age and species present —
Be slaughtered without mercy. It is done.
Into the sky the pilot flies — his hands
Denied the helm and bound before him firm.
Amongst his enemies Saint Poe remains
Most upright, witty, defiant and true.
But woe, dear friends! What evil misfortune
That Poe be by the First Order taken!
And what of BB8? Alone, friendless
On Jakku a little droid will attract
All manner of trouble, this we will see.
Many the trials of this galaxy!