The Capeless Crusader:

by Scott Cole   Sep 5, 2017


I'm more powerful than Superman
Cause nobody knows my kryptonite,
And I afflict twice the damage of Night Girl
Cause I also strike in sunlight.

Unlike Bruce Wayne and Peter Parker
My identity is carefully concealed,
You won't know I'm on the scene
Until my brutality has been revealed.

I would put The Hulk to shame
For my rampage isn't only green,
I have twenty-nine more personalities
That The Hulk has never seen.

I'm much faster than the Flash
Cause nobody knows my true speed,
And I'm so much tougher than Captain America
Because you rarely see me bleed.

Wonder Woman's lasso of truthfulness
Will never release my real cause,
Because I make smarty pants Iron man
Scratch his confussed head and pause.

My force is three twices more devastating
Than a wield from Thor's hammer,
For even family members and friends
Feel the total effects of my Cancer.

For I'm greater than all Superheros
Cause there's no weakness in me,
I'm the second worst villain there ever was
Once I start my crime spree.

But there's hope for a brighter future
For everyone out there including me,
Who's ever stared Cancer in it's face
But couldn't find enough faith to believe.

He's the Superhero above all others
And he also comes from a distant land,
His special ability is fulfilling prayers
So close your eyes and fold your hands.

Speak to him from your heart of hearts
As you send out your mayday call,
To God in Heaven who reigns over all
The answer to all our struggles and brawls.

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  • 1 week ago

    by Em

    JUDGING COMMENT:
    The capeless crusader by Scott Cole points: 10
    Scott has been on a role recently but this piece struck a real chord with me as I have known the affects cancer has first hand not just for the person suffering but for those loved ones around them too, it seems cancer has no prisoners and doesn't care (if it could) how it affects people and those around them. I like how Scott shows the power of this disease by comparing it to super heroes because it has a strength no of us know of ever will know. Scott's rhyming is as ever spot on too

  • 2 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Just.. nominated.. done.. excellent

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Scott, powerful write. I don't know too many people that haven't been touched by cancer. It's an awful disease. Well done with this.

  • 2 months ago

    by Mandy Earl

    Wow....I feel like I can't even use words to explain the power I felt in this. My hopes and prayers go out to you and as much as the topic is so depressing, you've managed to make it almost playful and I can see you still have so much positivity! Best of luck to you and I wish i could nominate right now!

    -Mandy

  • 2 months ago

    by Em

    Scott. I cannot even think of what to say about this write because it struck a chord with me so much. I have a condition called idiopathic intracranial hypertension which before I was diagnosed the specialists thought I had a brain tumour (I do because of the condition but not life threatening apart from to my eye sight as they put pressure on them) anyway.. it also hit home because my friends nan and grandad both died from cancer and my own grandad is a survivor of this horrible disease which takes no prisoners, I also have a friend who is only my age (28) who is in remission from breast cancer but is still having lots of tests. I love the whole content and how you introduce this powerful thing to us, it's hard hitting which I like because so is cancer itself but we can defeat it and I hope someday they will find a cure for all cancers but I think it will be when we are all on the other side. I have to disagree with God helping though and I'll probably regret saying it but my friends nan and grandad were true Christian yet my grandad and my friend weren't maybe it's something to do with it being their time though I don't know.

    I wish I hadn't used my votes up though as this is poetic in rhyme and just pure genius.

    Em.

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