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The NeverEnding Story

The NeverEnding Story

These tears, incessant in telling their sad story
Hold fleeting hope for restoring former glory 
Once upon a time, the world sparkled in bright light
A precious commodity, made for God's delight
 
Darkness from -"The Nothing" overshadowed its beauty
This formless entity spreads path of destruction's cruelty
In a book, a childlike Empress waits for a new name 
She suffers with death's grip in Fatastica's defame

Where is the boy, Bastian, who can save the swallowed land?
As the last glimmer of hope flickers in the Empress's hand
In a desperate plea amidst dwindling inventory
Her tears freely flow, with implore, in the "NeverEnding Story"

*This poem is based upon the book and movie,
"The NeverEnding Story."  It is such a classic
children's adventure tale. I watched the 1984 movie
with my children again recently, after not seeing it
for many years...It inspired me to write this. 

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Johnathan Kavanaugh

Beautiful poem like the many others you have...you should publish a poem book

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Johnathan....Thank you....I do plan to do a poetry book of selections from my romantic poetry.  I have a couple of novel ideas too...Just got to get it done...lol  I like doing narratives.... Thank you for your support.  

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Jason Brown

Once upon a time, the world sparkled in bright light

But the Darkness must fall and our heroes struggle through it to the end ... otherwise it wouldn't be much of a Story, now would it?!
There's a reason films like The NeverEnding Story (among others) hold up so well, so that you can share them with your own children (only a few short) years after you first enjoyed them yourself; it's because they follow the basic formula of all the great tales. As storytellers, we should never see this as a constriction to be baulked at and tossed aside, but rather as a reliable blueprint from which to design and build our own worlds, characters and tales. You obviously understand this instinctively.

Lovely piece.

J xx

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Cherie Leigh

Hey J!  Yep!  With light and goodness there must be conflict from the darkness....a formula that works in story lines.  Reluctant to admit, it has been many moons ago when I enjoyed this tale as a child, and it was really cool to watch it with new eyes with my own children.  the thing that I believe makes the best stories is where hope is challenged but ultimately overcomes....Faith shown to prevail....My daughter, Ava, liked the movie and suggested I write a poem about it...lol  Fun change to write.   Thanks for your understanding of the blueprint for success in story telling..I had a nostalgic moment watching the movie with my children.  xo Cherie  

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sparrowsong

Hello Sis Cherie...

It is very awesome to not see something for a long time from your own eyes as a child to see it again when you're grown and to watch it with children and they turn to you and say...

WOW!

You're old!

😯

Great write!

Thank you for sharing...

Love n Hugs

sparrowsong

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Cherie Leigh

Lol..I know! Right!  But what amazes me is that the old classic movies/stories still are enjoyable for the next generation.  it gave me a nostalgic feeling to share a piece of my childhood with them.... Thanks sis xox Love n Hugs

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Lorna Caizley

Hi Cherie, this is fantastic, I absolutely loved the Never-ending story, brilliant take. I tried to get the boys to watch if a few years ago but I think they were too little. I'm going to try again now their a little older. I really enjoyed this
Love
Lorna
XX

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Cherie Leigh

Hey Lorna....Thank you.  The movies for kids today have CGI and better graphics...but there is just something about the older classics that sticks...and my children really enjoyed watching something that they knew I enjoyed at their age...I think it made it more fun...Just look at all the Star Wars hype that is still around today and being added to....some stories and movies just stick and don't die.,,,even as hokey as they may seem...lol  I am glad you understand...I hope your boys will enjoy it now... xox Love n Hugs, Cherie    

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Lucy Parsons

I love this film!! Every time I watch it it reminds me of my childhood. Lovely poem xxxx

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Cherie Leigh

HI Lucy!  Oh great!  It brought back so much memories of my childhood when i watched this recently with my kids...It has the classic formula that makes  work....dilemma, good versus evil, and lovable characters...Even though today's movies have much better graphics with CGI and newer technology....the classics have staying power for content...Thank you Lucy for understanding the inspiration...xox Cherie

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Larry Ran

My Dear Poetess Cherie,

As in fiction, so in life, often comes the darkness
The light that was, shines no more
In tears, we beg for its return
Hurting hearts and sobbing souls to be restored

Hugs, Peace and Love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Leigh

Hi dear Larry.  I like the metaphorical reference you use from my narration of light and darkness.  The light of goodness always ends up winning over darkness.  I recently watched the movie this write was based upon with my children and it reminded me of my youth and how these classic stories still work.  Thank you for reading and adding your valued input.  xo  Love n hugs

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Tony Taylor

I love how you instinctively know the value in good story telling...... the stuff of great writers is born there...,,an invaluable skill to have..,.,and you've got it ~ in spades!!......,, well done Love!!...... enjoyed this!!.....,kisses.,.,,T xo xxx 😉✳✴☀♥♥♥👍

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Sweet T...Thank you!  I enjoyed watching NeverEnding Story recently with the kids and remembering my first time watching it....It was on my mind, so I wanted to capture a feel from it in a poem....I am thankful you enjoyed it and believe in my story telling...Kisses xoxxx C 

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