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She's dying.
Fading into an oblivion
Deeper than which my old apprentice has fallen.
I can't pull her back.
Don't surrender Padmé.

Tired of trying
Hurting from crying,
She knows something pure:
Anakin will return.
How does she know?

She surrenders to their love
Trust in the twins being loved,
Telling me what she knows,
There is still good in him.
Why does she have to die?

I can only watch.
Holding this new life,
Watching the old one burn
And fade away.
Please Padmé, find the strength.

Begging her to thrive
Raise Luke and Leia.
I'll be at your side.
I'll help you train them
Their force signature strong.

Padmé's is not.
The will to live
Has died with Anakin,
She and I both know it:
Vader is born.

She slips away.
I originally called this poem 'Don't Surrender', but changed it at the last minute. This is from Obi-Wan's POV.
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Fae-Oaksdaughter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This literally made me want to cry, and that doesn't happen often anymore.  Well done, RoverGirl.  Fantastic & effective evoction of sorrow and bittersweet love.  The "letting go", the release, was done masterfully so that instead of feeling like despair, Padme's death was portrayed as almost... gentle.  Soft.  Sad, yes, very much, but hopeful too, for "Anakin will return."

Many thanks for this Star Wars poem; it's brought the movie & characters back to life for me, enhancing it just a little bit more now that I've read "She Slips Away".
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talerano Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Beautiful piece! Heart 
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Leopold002 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And now, a new words from Obi-Wan. Nice! 8.75 out of 10!
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers. :)
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Stephthemando Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow. this is excellent!!
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx :)
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Stephthemando Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ur welcome!!!
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your icon. :)
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Stephthemando Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh thank you!!!!:squee:
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you find it? :)
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Stephthemando Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
right here!!!
He lets you use them all!!!
[link] :boogie:
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Incredible
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx :)
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KeithEKimball Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Writer
...in many ways this poem was more effective than the scene in the movie. Why? You showed the emotions that the script did not. Most mothers, after all, would hang on for the sake of their children...especially when the medical droids say that her body is undamaged. Yet you managed to make the scene believeable and gripping, myself even knowing how it had to end. Bravo!
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! Your comments are really making my birthday special!! :hug:
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KeithEKimball Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh, why, Happy Birthday too then! :laughing: :party: :cake:
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bit late but, thanx! :iconredbullglompplz:
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KeithEKimball Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Writer
Sorry. I blame the time difference between here and the U.K. :laughing:
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too. :)
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Evangelina17 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love them and love the poem. Its so sad Т___Т
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Wow...this is so sweet and sad...beautifully done :D
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Why thank you :huggle:
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You're very welcome :hug:
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If you ever want a poem request doing, just let me know.
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:iconmadame-finitevus1890:
Awww, okay^^
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got two I'm finishing off now. One about kung fu and the other about F1, can't remember who requested the F1 poem though.
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Oooh^^ Sounds good^^
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fianlly finished off the kung fu poem, kinda crazy actually.
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Rekuuu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow its so good :D
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RoverGirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx :)
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