The Hero (poem)

A rhyme of a youth we once knew

Who enjoyed unique points of view

He dreamt of a world which was new

Which blossomed in his special hue


As he aged his wonderment grew

He displayed his talents so true

To shadows which he couldn’t see

His visions for me and for you


Soon to his side volunteers flew

But with them flowed dark destiny

His actions were no longer free

He pondered just what would he do


It seemed one more victim he’ll be

To world of mediocrity

To age another victory

This hero of ours is he through


But there through the darkest of night

Dawns fresh new expressions of light

Yet oddly familiar this sight

This stranger who bears hero’s fight

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

Mhatter, if we looked into a mirror we might just see this hero you speak of, yet we will never admit this.whonu

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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Another great write MH.

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DDE 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Good poetry and thanks for sharing your talent with us

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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

This is another wonderfully unique poem that I enjoyed very much.

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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

A poem to ponder on Mhatter. Unique and interesting.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful, So many heroes are gone...

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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Who was this hero and what did he do?

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Awesome poem giving all heroes a great tribute and really fantastic video just right.

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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Martin, your heart and love of those who are true is what draws me to your poetry. You got it goin' on my friend!

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Martin.. everyone looks at this poem different

this reminds me of my father.. He is a hero.. he was in Korea on pork chop hill when i was a baby and two tours of Vietnam front lines.. it is so beautiful

God Bless you

Merry Christmas


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Martin I am sharing I love this poem


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

We see heroes in our every day lives I think--but this feels like the inner journey of a hero--of the vision, and light that burns for one such--evocative write---

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