Just a little poem I’ve written to commemorate a new wrestling promotion that debuted on the El Rey Network this past October 29 about which I’d like to spread the word. Granted, I probably should have done so sooner for the sake of lending Lucha Underground some sort of hand, no matter how small, in helping it garner the audience it deserves, but hey, if this little tidbit of news helps in any way, shape, or form, then great! After all, for any wrestling fan who’s sick and tired of the same old song and dance that WWE and TNA have been putting on for years (although WWE seems to be undergoing some sort of change recently with its buildup to Survivor Series 2014, as indicated by this past episode of RAW), here’s a pro wrestling show that has so far aired two solid episodes of both heart-pounding action and deep yet simply executed storylines that have filled many wrestling fans with hope for the future of this long-struggling business. Also, for anyone who finds it “cheesy” that I’m writing poetry about this much-maligned form of entertainment, all I can say is that I’m sorry you feel that way. As for everyone else, hope you enjoy this latest composition of mine, ‘Round the Corner.
‘Round the Corner
October 31, 2014
Been travelling down this tunnel for one too many years,
Looking for a bright light to help lead me from my fears.
Sadly, each one I saw ‘long the way was fleeting at best,
And each place they led me to was more joyless than the rest.
Now I’ve come across another bright light at the end.
So far, it’s been shining brilliantly, but will it last, friend?
There’s only one way to find out, as far as I’m concerned,
For so far, it’s promised to bring the change for which I’ve long yearned.
How to ensure I’m right, though? That question’s on my mind.
How can I see to it that I can leave my troubles behind?
Well, for one thing, looking at this light and what it has to give
Is enough to earn my patronage and see to it that it lives.
Then, to the top of the tallest mountain I intend to climb
And shout out to the masses and share with them news sublime
About my new discovery so that they, too, can see
That the way things have been for so long ain’t what they must always be.
After all is said and done, then, who’s to say
That what I’ve stumbled upon won’t bring about better days?
Sadly, it’s up to everyone to stand by the new wave
And not allow himself or herself to carry on being a slave
To the present status quo we’ve all come to hate.
The need for change is right now, and that ain’t up for debate.
Nothing lasts forever, after all, for better or for worse,
And if one wants change, one must commit to bringing it about first.
Change is ‘round the corner, possibly for the better.
Hopefully our tomorrows will bring much brighter weather.
No more sad fixation on the same tired song and dance.
Open up your eyes, folks. Let’s all give this change a chance.
That’s it for now, folks. Thanks for stopping by, and until we meet again, feel free to click here to find out more about Lucha Underground. Also, feel free to click here (Dalyxman) and here (GoodMicWork) for two separate opinions by two of YouTube’s more popular pro wrestling analyzers about the changes that WWE is trying to make to its product. Aside from that, though, happy reading, and here’s to whatever positive changes take place in the professional wrestling industry from here on out!
Dustin M. Weber
Author Pages: Smashwords.com
PS: Credit for the photograph used above goes to Wrestling.pt. The poem itself, however, and all opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.