“Where Are the Superheroes?”


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I’ve always enjoyed the superheroes,

Someone to come and save the day,

Whenever there was trouble brewing,

They knew what to do and what to say,

I admired them because they stood for justice,

They protected man, woman, and child,

Evil was always stopped and punished,

It was never allowed to just run wild,

But while a child the world was my own,

In my imagination I was big and strong,

Evil was given no chance to stick around,

 I could change anything that went wrong,

As I grew older I could see the world needed heroes,

For few walked among us helping the abused,

And sometimes, to make matters even worse,

The heroes were there among those accused,

I determined that I would do my very best,

And as a parent I was a superhero for just a while,

But only because my children believed in me,

I could wipe away tears and bring back a smile,

But I could not rescue them from the trauma of divorce,

Nor could I keep the outside world from coming in,

I tried, but the world had found my kryptonite,

And I was doomed to watch the Joker’s grin,

Discouragement, doubt, I was powerless in time’s grasp,

The glitter of the world took my children from my side,

I could not protect them and keep them from pain,

They were being pulled away from shore by an awful tide,

They made their mistakes but found their way back,

But they had changed as much as changed can be,

 No longer were they naïve and innocent,

It was even worse, they were more like me,

I’m not a superhero, that is plain to see,

Evil forces are there and I cannot hold them back,

I’ve found that I can’t even rescue myself,

Many times I’ve tried, but there are powers I lack,

I must confess I’m under stress, to see the world so torn,

Where are the superheroes that will show to save the day?

Are they just imaginary like those in my childhood world?

Or must we all be heroes to keep from falling under evil’s sway?

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  1. Maybe the superhero is that part of each of us that can go out in search of the golden fleece and, whether or not we find it, heal our own wounds and reinvent ourselves. Maybe superhero is that place where mind and soul meet. And maybe Dan and each of his children are superheros because they were willing to dive in and do and emerged – not unscathed – but still human and compassionate. It is as it is. We are as we are. It’s all good. Your children could do far worse, friend Dan, then to become a smart, gentle soul like you. Nobody can save us from ourselves, except ourselves.

    1. Someetimes we have to see from someone else’s viewpoint. I only see my own failures and shortcomings.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

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