Remember the Magic

There was magic
In every book and game
The brightness of cartoons
As heroes and villains fought
Words flowing to my mind
Until I slept upon the pages
Music dragging me back
To go on the adventure again
Pushing the controller to the brink

I held the magic for so long
Then woke up without the luster
Mind wandering to worries
Have all the chores of life been done?
Can I afford to drift away?
To follow fictional heroes on their quests
A new voice within my mind
Like a cranky old man
Who thinks such things are frivolous

I don’t know when he stole the magic
Not sure from whence he came
Yet there he is
Crotchety and complaining
Whining whenever I move to rest
Pointing out what must be done
Even if it can wait
Swearing this is how adults live
Because only children should be free

One day I hope to hold the magic
My worries and the old man gone
Allowing me to drift again
Untethered to the realm of real
Yet always knowing the way back

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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11 Responses to Remember the Magic

  1. sknicholls says:

    This was delightful and very moving.


  2. renxkyoko says:

    Wow ! Zelda ‘s full musical score ! !


  3. There may be a little crotchety in all of us and your poem reminds us to stomp it out.


  4. Jack Flacco says:

    First of all, great post. Love gaming and the magic you’ve described playing games. My kid loves Zelda, having purchased almost every Zelda game from N64 all the way to the wii. Gosh, now I have to learn how to play it in order to understand the big attraction!


  5. Ellespeth says:

    Oh! 😦


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