This week I’m starting a new weekly series of video game related poems. I am not a poet, but I do consider myself very creative. This is the first of many I jotted down when I felt like just writing one. You might love it, you might hate it, or you might be indifferent. Either way I hope y’all enjoy it, and if so, let me know because I will keep them coming. See if you can guess the theme before you get to the end.

P.S. I have two serious features in the works on taboo topics so be on the lookout. Peace!

Growing up

Just a child chasing a dream,

 Living my life to find my own theme. 

Time is neither my friend nor foe, so many things I still don’t know. 

It’s time for me to be a man, time to follow the master’s plan. 

I look to sky and ask for guidance, as I sit and patiently wait in Silence.

Lord help me for I’m afraid; please help me walk the path that’s been laid.

I look ahead, hold fast, and begin to believe in my task.

The time is drawing near at last, the time to answer the question that’s been asked. 

I can’t stop the beating in my heart; will I be able to fulfill my part?

Will I find the courage to leave home?

Can I step into the unknown? 

Everything in life will stem from your decision, 

So I will make mine with the utmost conviction. 

The World is scary, crazy, and wild,

Something I can’t master as I child. 

To grow I can’t remain the same, 

This power I hold is mine to tame. 

This is where it all begins,

Father be with me until my journeys end.

I will be the very best commander.

So it begins, I choose you Charmander

O’Dell is a former Game Informer editorial intern and is doing what it takes to make it in life. Part-time bar tender and full time Pokémon Master from Houston, TX with a degree from Texas A&M.Follow him on Twitter. He is a beast.