Let me take you back to Thursday afternoon. Jasmine over at EatMoveWrite had a poetry contest. The poem needed to be 40 words or less, and its title had to be “Last Words.” Piece of cake, right? Not exactly. I always get excited about contests because it gives me a chance to use my creativity while following a pseudo-assignment with the guidelines present. Here is my poem:
I promised you
I’d protect the troops.
from your grave.
Your face looked like paste.
You trusted me.
I couldn’t watch
over the family.
My heart is paste.
You trusted me.
I couldn’t be you.
Sometimes words fail.
I ended up getting Second Runner Up in the contest. It put me on the blog for people to read my work, and that’s the goal. I don’t need to get first place or even place at all. What I want is for people to see what I spend my time on outside of work and school, and for that work to show up outside of my own blog is pretty cool. To see Jasmine’s post with the featured poem, click here.
(Spoiler Alert: “The Town” Review)
(Warning: I don’t review movies like most people do. Mine aren’t as thorough, but still worth it.)
Taking you back to Thursday again, I went to “The Town” with my friend Meredith. I have been looking forward to this movie for months. I am not one to go Ga Ga (not the singer) over celebrities, but Ben Affleck is one gorgeous man. That alone, I will admit, made me excited. He didn’t disappoint, and neither did the rest of the cast.
Before going to the movie, I was under some impression that he was an FBI agent and a bank robber at the same time, which wasn’t true at all. He’s just a robber. Thanks a lot, previews! Despite this disappointment, the phenomenal action scenes and bad-arse casting made things colossal.
I was always intrigued by Doug MacRay’s (Affleck) relationship with Claire Keesey (played by Rebecca Hall). The fact that he meets her while robbing the bank she manages at is enough for anyone to be intrigued, but Doug takes it a step further. As Claire is explaining her situation and distress from what happened to her (being held hostage briefly), he makes a point to offer advice, which eventually leads to her keeping quiet to the FBI. She does eventually sort it out (not surprised) and leaves him. You’d think that would be the end, but it wasn’t. She saves his arse later when he could have been caught by the FBI had it not been for her. The end of the movie is left up to the audience to decide if they get together or not. I have a feeling they don’t, but who am I to judge?
Favorite Part: Mr. Andrews made an appearance. That’s right, folks! Mr. Andrews from “Titanic” (Victor Garber – yum!) was in one of the bank robbery scenes. He gets bloodied up pretty badly. But all things considered, I think he got it worse on “Titanic.” I still stand firm on saying that no man can stop time like Mr. Andrews. By that, I mean literally, like when he stops the clock on the fireplace mantle in “Titanic.” If you think that’s a lame favorite part, you don’t understand my love of Victor Garber.
I will end with this…don’t go to this movie if you don’t like blood or seeing people get shot. Otherwise, you’re going to love it.
I was going to end it with the review…but I have to share one final image. I found this when I was looking for a picture to put up for “The Town.” I think it sums up the direction of America.
Any feedback on the poem?
Do you enjoy writing poetry?
Are you going to see “The Town,” or have you seen it?