We’ve been trying from the start
To make our mark on high
Read the stories, dress the part
Watch the movies, sigh …
See our heroes postulate
Assert the moral truths
Nod and self congratulate
Drive back villains, forsooth!
Then we grapple with what’s here
Wipe popcorn grease away
Laugh while brushing off the fear
And step into the day
Music fades we head for home
The credits still roll on
Kids recount their favored scenes
We hum the hero’s song
Those brave exploits of virtue
Though, remain with us o’er time
Courage, strength, and fortitude
In heart and mind enshrined
This week's theme of heroes was picked by Brian, an old stalwart here at Poetry Jam ... I've had fun thinking about all my movie super heroes ... head over to this week's Jam and see what others are contributing!
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