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Happy Tuesday! It’s Mish bringing you sunshine, cold drinks and poetic super powers. Did I have you at hello??

Lately I’ve been thinking about how much I miss going to watch a movie in a real theater. We are still under a “stay at home” situation here with many venues and activities not available. So, I thought I’d bring the big screen into our prompt today for your viewing…..oops…..writing pleasure.

We all have our favourite movies that have deeply impacted us with powerful images and of course, those catchy lines, dialogue that transcends beyond the screen. Many movie quotes have made their way into our daily conversation, advertisements and more recently, “memes”. They have moved us, made us laugh and made us cry. Withstanding the test of time, they reproduce the scene for us over and over to enjoy again and again. Some are simple, some are silly while others have become ingrained in our brains because of their brilliance. For whatever reason, they stick.

Here are just a few….

“Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”Back to the Future, 1985

“I’m in a glass case of emotion.” -Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 2004 –

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” – Jaws , 1985 –

“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.” – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013 –

“Round up the usual suspects.” – Casablanca, 1942 –

“After all, tomorrow is another day. – Gone with the Wind, 1932 –

“I’ll be back.” – The Terminator, 1984 –

“I see dead people.” – The Sixth Sense, 1999 –

“Listen to the night. Children of the night. What music they make.” – Dracula, 1931 –

“I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” – A Street Car Named Desire, 1951 –

“Say hello to my little friend.” – Scarface, 1983 –

“You can’t handle the truth!” – A Few Good Men, 1992 –

“I don’t want to survive. I want to live.” – 12 Years a Slave, 2013 –

“Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.” – It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 –

“To infinity and beyond!” – Toy Story, 1995 –

“You complete me.” – Jerry Maguire, 1996 –

“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008 –

“Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.” – The Godfather, Part II, 1974 –

“I’m your huckleberry.” – Tombstone, 1993 –

“I’m singin’ in the rain.” – Singin’ in the Rain, 1952 –

“Those aren’t mountains, those are waves.” – Interstellar, 2014 –

“Do you want to know how I got these scars?” – The Dark Knight, 2008 –

“Everything the light touches is our kingdom.” – The Lion King, 1994 –

“May the force be with you.” – Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, 1980

“Ya like jazz?” – Bee Movie, 2007 –

“For you, a thousand times over.” – The Kite Runner, 2007 –

“Do or do not, there is no try.” – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, 1980 –

“The stuff dreams are made of.” – The Maltese Falcon, 1941 –

“You can’t be a proper writer without a touch of madness, can you?” – Quills, 2000 –

“My precious” – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, 2002 –

“It’s alive! It’s alive!” – Frankenstein, 1935 –

“I wish I knew how to quit you”Brokeback Mountain, 2005

“Go ahead, make my day.” – Sudden Impact, 1983

So as you may have predicted, “your mission should you choose to accept it” is to select one of the movie quotes above and incorporate it into a poem of any style.

When compiling the list, I tried to choose mostly terse lines rather than lengthy dialogue for an easier fit into your work. *Please remember to use quotations for the chosen line and give reference/credit to the movie below your poem.

I leave you with this, dear poets….

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