Super Hero Comes To Your Rescue

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A "HOPELESS" POEM OF HOPE AND COURAGE

You don’t believe in banks.

You don’t believe in Paulson.

That’s OK not to believe in many things,

As long as you believe in yourself.

You think the world’s gone mad.

You are exactly right.

Time to step back, breathe slow and deep,

And cleanse your lenses for a better sight.

Most people call it a recession.

Others warn of a great depression.

It is but a wake-up call

For those with a wider vision.

For those born into poverty,

Unemployment and Homelessness have always been real, and not a probability.

They are not afraid of changes and gloom.

They strive to derail this train called “Destiny”.

Are you waiting for help in a new President, a new Treasurer or a new Fed Reserve Chair?

If these aren’t helping, maybe a tax cut is the best idea.

Without the core rescue plan, nothing else will do.

That core plan, my friend, is You.

You will roll up your sleeves and bite your bullets.

You will keep your cool.

You will make it happen,

For yourself and those counting on you.

You will do what it takes.

You will build opportunities on Zero.

Edison, Carl Lewis and Michael Phelps all did it.

You’ll also make it possible.

Adversity brings Challenge.

And Challenge jump-starts this dynamo nick-named “Courage”.

Five years down the line, you’ll look back and be grateful,

That this mess, or recession, or whatever you call it, actually achieved something –

Turning you into someone bigger than life itself, your own Super Hero.

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quicksand 7 years ago

Of course, it is just like the poor who do not fear poverty!


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spryte 7 years ago from Arizona, USA

Benson - Very Inspiring! It's almost as if you were speaking directly to me...knowing that I can't pin my hopes on one man to be everything that everybody else seems to be expecting him to be. Thank you.


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countrywomen 7 years ago from Washington, USA

Here is a small tribute to fellow poet.

Whenever there is any tension

read something written by benson

the message of barack stands for hope

even if its tough to hang on this rope

This is not the time for rage

rather the time to have courage

In tougher times to survive

our spirits we should revive

don't be bothered by any sorrow

because there is always a tomorrow.


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear Spryte,

thanks for commenting. Let's keep the positive thoughts circulating.

cheers.


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear Countrywomen,

thanks for the tribute.

small but sweet.

cheers


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Cherish77 7 years ago

That was very good.


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Cherish77,

thanks for commenting. I feel flattered. I don't even know what a poem is.


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Stacie L 7 years ago

clever hub. we need to stay positive in the face of adversity. ;=)


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear Stacie L,

thanks for dropping by and commenting. Let's work on spreading positivity.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

This poem is very relavant in many generations, and again especially today. Good job!


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear SweetiePie,

thanks for dropping by and commenting.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

hehe cute!


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear ripplemaker,

thanks for dropping by and commenting. I love being cute. oops, may be you don't mean me.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hahaha yes both you and the poem. :) Now if you wear a super hero suit like Superman maybe, that will be even "cuter" I've worn a wonder woman suit in one of my hubs so I'm daring you. LOL


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear ripplemaker,

thanks for commenting again. Unlike you, my swim-suit days are far behind me. You win.

cheers.


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ripplemaker 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hahaha Cheers!


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einron 7 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Quite cute and you said you do not know what poetry means.


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Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong Author

Dear einron,

good to see you. thanks for commenting. hope you're keeping well.

cheers.

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