Last poem of national poetry month! Sort of lost momentum. whatever, I’ll edit it more later. 4/30
Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A
By RJ Walker
My heart is a loading screen.
A useless waste of time,
Chasing the pot of gold at the end of the progress bar.
There are days when I feel like a failure.
It’s as if I woke up in Dark Souls.
A brutal smack down around every corner.
But love is a game you have to play on hard mode,
You just have learn to enjoy the challenge,
Or be crushed by it.
On these days, you make me feel like a Gameboy printer.
A useless peripheral nobody wanted
But not today!
Today, I figured out the secret.
Now I’ve got a heart like a title screen.
Just press start.
Today I will die a thousand times
And be born a thousand and one
Today I am infinite.
Infinite double jumps
I’ve got so many lives
Come live one with me.
We can live it co-op or verses
I don’t care
As long as we stick around for the story mode.
Hold me like hit points,
Every party needs a healer
I’m partial to the rouge class
The kind that will steal your heart container.
Leave you beeping like a heart monitor.
At least you’ll know what Alive sounds like.
Mario Paint me like one of your French girls,
Like we have all the time in the world
To compose a symphony from abstruse items
like mushrooms and geese and air planes.
Love me like Aperture Science
Lets do what we must… because we can
I want to see into you
Like my eyes were a portal gun
Be my companion cube.
The cake is a lie,
Some things are too sweet to be true.
Because today I found the secret,
The one you also must be using
The cheat code
Up up down down left right left right B A
There! I’ve leveled the playing field
Who’s the boss in this boss fight now?
Just like you, I’ve got one hit K.O.s
Infinite master balls,
And maxed out stats.
Love is a game we no longer have to play on Hard Mode.
I just wish you could have learned to enjoy the challenge.
If only I had a cheat code
That would turn off cheating.