The world needs lots of super heroes

I’d wanted to be your hero for so long
A special friend that you’d be so proud
for all your family and friends to meet
The world needs lots of super heroes
A fact you seemed to have dismissed

I saw that my many good deeds of

saving kittens
helping old ladies across the street
giving coins to the penniless
standing up on trains giving up my seat
didn’t make the grade on your hero list

Running around the house in my red cape
pretending I could leap and bound
my mother laughing at the absurd sight
of her wee boy frolicking in her red gown
My antics offered no insight in what to do
To find how to be your hero was my quest

Not knowing if my plan would work
After school as fast as schoolboy legs go
Puffing and bleating an out to pasture goat
I ran to the top of the ridge ready to bluff
You were there waiting not at all amused
I read your mind and saw you saw a fool

My plan simple as simple is often best
Suspiciously you eyed me waiting to see
Not believing such a plain boy like me flew
I peered over the drop tasting a bit of sick
ready in the knowledge of my secret net
I stepped up announcing my feat for you

Just as I was about to leap out to fame
You yelled “ Stop that you silly fool!”
My eyes saw tears washing your cheek
Oh what a quandary what should I do?
Stay and perhaps later hear “Told you so”
Either way I knew that it was a real risk
The price your heart as mine on the line

While this internal chatter was going on
I didn’t notice I’d strayed to the edge
My foot slipping over plummeting I went
Your screams echoing loudly in my head
My school pants brown in the color of fear
Pale with fright not my hero making plan
The net to break my fall somehow gone

I needed a hero fast to save my sorry plight
My life ending before me was way too short
Doomed to end my quest in a puddle of flesh
All hope but fading away when you swooped
My eyes bigger than ever with not a word to say
Flying in the skies like a veritable professional
Was you my very own super hero saving the day

© K S Hardy 2010

The world needs lots of super heroes

Arcadia Tempest

Joined November 2008

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