Everyday Heros (we mere mortals)

by CJ Maleney   Apr 11, 2017

I am not a man of iron,
I am made of flesh and blood.
I try to structure my own thoughts
But they're all misunderstood.

I am not a man dressed as a bat,
And I cannot spin a Web
But a man measured by his acts
And the things I've done and said.

I do not have amazing strength.
I can't make ice and cannot fly,
But I keep a strength you cannot see
It's the strength we keep inside.

I hold no mighty hammer,
No magical bow or sword.
But I still know how to fell a man
With sometimes just a word.


We cannot make a special suit,
And source it with a power.
But with a gentle touch, a little love,
You can always grow a flower

There is no special elixir,
That's turns muscle into rock.
But like a shepherd stood upon that hill,
You watch over your flock.

You do not have laser eyes,
You are not some other worldly being
But you do so much for those you love
Though your efforts not often seen.

We are not superheros
But this does not make us any less
Because to someone, you are like a god
So just keep doing your best.


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  • 2 months ago

    by Fredy

    I really like this one and the separation between talking about you and then spreading words of encouragement to the reader... great job!

  • 1 year ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Craig - As a marvel and DC fan.. Can i just say WELL DONE!
    I was reading along and just thinking of all my facourite comic book characters.

    Thank you. I needed this today..

    • 1 year ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Not sure how you found this one I thought it would have been well buried lol

      However thank you


  • 1 year ago

    by Tony

    Amazing. I wish it were longer so I didn't have to stop reading. I was literally thinking of verses to add as I was going along. I'm a bit of a comic nerd lol

    • 1 year ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I could have gone on forever with this but didn't wanna bore people

    • 1 year ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Pick it up and run with it. You have my blessing to do so


  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Those blasted marvel heroes leave us all with a lot to live up to don't they, Craig? lol
    As you say at the end there, though, all we can do is our best and sometimes, that is heroic enough.

    All the very best to you,


    • 1 year ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Imagine if I'd gone through every one I'd still be writing next month lol

  • 1 year ago

    by Lvi

    I am sincerely inspired.

    We cannot make a special suit
    And source it with power
    But with a gentle touch a little love
    You can always grow a flower



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