Waiting For Superman

What if I’m not the hero? What if I’m the bad guy?

Every young girl wanted a hero on their life. A hero who would save them every time they fall, who would be there for them when times get rough and who will always be ready to stand on their side.

And I knew deep inside my heart that I also want to find my own hero and my own fairytale ending. Luckily enough, I found the perfect hero for this story.

But did I get the “happily ever after” that I wanted my whole my life?

Who says Superman is just a comic or movie character? He’s true and he’s here. But you can only see him if you look closely and deeply not just only on his physical appearance but straight right thru his nerdy eyeglasses. I guess I found one unexpectedly and unprepared. So they say, love happens when you least expect it.

Have you ever felt that when you saw someone the first time, there’s a part of you that says you’ve met in another lifetime? That you feel something in your heart that you cannot explain? Or something that says “i knew i loved you before i met you?” You may think it’s crazy but it happens. And I’m the living proof to it.

I just found his real identity when I was still halfway thru my fall. I’ve tried to ignore it and just focus on the outside world, and make myself believed he’s just another guy next door. But I’m wrong. No matter how I discarded his frozen memories on my mind, I’m still stuck on the feeling he’s got something special inside of him.

Waiting for him is like waiting for forever to come – endless, unsure and who-knows-when.

Swirling back to the past, it was one vibrant Monday morning when this superhero came to my life. Well, as you might have guessed, he didn’t see me. Life is indeed a movie but on that day, it wasn’t.

I might say, there’s a lot of competition to his heart. I know and I admit I’m a coward because I gave up even before we get to know each other. Who am I anyway? I’ve been through a lot already and I didn’t think its right. I’m out of his world, there’s nothing special in me, and I don’t have what it takes to win. All I have is a big heart to love him for the rest of my life.

But in the end, he’ll have to catch only one.

Seeing him laugh with his girl that time tears my heart into a million pieces. I just wished it was me with him, talking and laughing as if the world will end tomorrow. And no matter how I’ve tried not to fall, the gravity was just too strong to stop. I can always feel that she doesn’t care about him, all she wanted was security.

All I know is when I looked deep into his eyes, a different story will emerge – a story about a great man with a kind passionate heart who deserves more than a hug and a kiss after the end of the day. Who am I to say that when I literally don’t know any of his past? Believe it or not, I can see and I can feel it. But sometimes weird people know something just by looking.

Imagine yourself falling and falling in love with someone who doesn’t see you, who doesn’t even know you existed in this world or even falling! Oh well, just trying my luck here.

As they say, nothing lasts forever, even movies. It turns out I’m right, you meet first the wrong person before meeting the right one. After endless years of falling on nothingness, he finally catches me.

Lost years will never be replayed again. And the more I got to know him, the more I see the hero inside of him. His sacrifices, his love for his family and friends and taking things responsibly – I never met someone as good and kind as him.

He loves unconditionally and he’s willing to take an extra mile for the one he loves. And most of all, what he did to save me in the life I’ve chose and get me back on the right trail was the most heroic deed he has done to me even if it means giving up and sacrificing the things he love in his life...without asking for a return.

He’s my inspiration in life; I looked up to him with all respect and love. I honestly admit that he’s the reason why I fought so hard to be the person I wanted to be. I wanted to be like him, successful and happy.

I salute his determination and courage. The unconditional love and his kindness will forever stay and engraved on my heart.

Well, let us end the story with a secret. Superman and I had a long way to go. We never see each other but when I needed him, he’s always there. (he can fly, right?).

And for that, I will always wait for him. No matter where he go, part of him will forever stay right beside me. WE all do have Supermans in our life. He exist and he's right besides us. It's up to you to unravel or just to pretend and keep it as a secret.

Falling in love with Superman is a risk that I shouldn’t have taken in the first place. But I must say, he’s all worth it.

He doesn’t have that red cape and the bold letter S on his chest but he does have the heart of a real superman, a true hero indeed; and that’s what matters most.

See you around!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Love is a risk my dear; there are absolutely no guarantees. There is a guarantee, however, if you don't take the risk to love and that guarantee is a feeling of un-fulfillment and loneliness. For me it's just not worth it and so I love and risk being hurt.

Wonderful hub with a very nice touch of personal feelings to connect to the reader.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Beautiful piece, unknown. Have you now found the love you so desperately seek?


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Such beautiful and honest writing unknown spy, I was with ya the whole time I read. This life is full of love and loss, be grateful for both. Losing something means you were blessed with something to lose. Powerful hub, I enjoyed it and wish you all the best. Voted up, beautiful, and interesting :)


Larry Wall 4 years ago

I am glad you found the person you were looking to find, the one that help you realize your potential as a writer. I am sure, he is very proud of you and you will always be a part of him.


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Nora411 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

Loved this story... so romantic and so real. I hope you get your superman one day.


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

WOW..nice job..everyone should have at least one superman in their life..as Nana always said set your sites high,someone will answer....kudos girl..


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi M. Sometime all it takes to win a superman is a big heart full of love,but your Kryptonite is you quit before you even try,you lost before you even try to win.Don't let another superman get away give him that big hear full of love and you shall get your “happily ever after.

Vote up and more !!! SHARING !


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Lot Rillera 4 years ago from Philippines

hope someday you found your real superman M. and who ever He is, He's just around the corner :) , nice hub!


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Lot Rillera 4 years ago from Philippines

hope someday you found your real superman M. and who ever He is, He's just around the corner :) , nice hub!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you everyone for your support and kind words.

@billy and larry, Your endless appreciation in my work means so much to me.

@nora, & bravewarrior,Lot Yes, I already found him, he caught me just in time i hit the ground. :) he's away, for now. i've waited for him years and years and after we settle our love he had to go away. and now, im still waiting for him, to come back for good.

@kashmir, Yeah, how come I didnt think about the Kryptonite? and now, no more getting away!

thanks kjf for supporting me :) our superman doesnt always have to be the boy or the girl you love, sometimes we find him in our parents, in our older siblings or in our friends.


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Gottabegod 4 years ago from Southern USA

Very nice unknown! It was sad and moving, but beautiful and expressive. Good things come to those who wait, the person you need to love you as you deserve will come. God bless you! Thumbs up!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Written beautifully and from the heart.Nothing is impossible, superman will come. Voted up.


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Rosalinem 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Hi Unknown, at last your love has come and there is no greater gift than to love and to be loved in return. Voted up interesting, awesome and beautiful


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you gottabegod! Thank you for this nice words. God bless you too!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Vellur, yeah.. i know he'll ba back again..and wished he'll now stay for good. :)


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Yeah! Thanks Rosaline :) God bless!


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

Very beautiful. You're a great writer.


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Ethan Green 4 years ago from England

I hope girls look through my nerdy eyeglasses in the same way you did:-)

Ethan


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Hi, i loved this. We all should have a superman in our lives, there to catch us when we fall, to lend his super strength when we've given our all. Too bad we don't always recognize that superman is there. Great work!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Ethan..thanks for the comment. Yeah, i also hope that people will see others not just by how they appear but what's inside their heart.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Cyndi..thanks for the nice words. Superman is just hiding his red cape and that S under his shirt. Maybe he's beside you or in front of you..we just never know :)


Joeythegrreat 4 years ago

Very good hub Unkknown spy, but I think women have way more opportunity to find that special someone compared to men. We have to go through all the rejection and always take the lead on everything in most cases. I would kill to have women come at me all the time but it seems like women hate that. Just keep your eyes open unknown spy and he will be in your life soon.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Joey, thanks for reading! :) yeah, i wished he'll come back and stay for good.

Rejection from women doesnt always mean they don't like you, sometimes, they just wanted to test your sincerity and commitment to them. Women wait for men,and its soo hard. lol. i waited for superman for more than 3 years and then he told me he's just afraid of rejection at first that's why.. :))


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. You must be careful when you love a superhero. For some of them it's all a game and they are not deserving. If it's meant to be he'll be back and he'll stay true.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you Gypsy for reading! yes, i know he'll be back. :)


Joeythegrreat 4 years ago

I don't know unknown spy, I think its best to find out that information by talking to the person not by avoiding his messages seeing how far he will go to get your attention. I mean it happened to me to many times, I get a women's number, talk to them once or twice then they play that avoid him game and test me. It's just to childish, I am very sincere when I talk to them and don't talk inappropriate at all. 9-10 women I talked to did that and I didn't follow through because I don't know how they feel and don't want to seem as a stalker because that could make you look bad. So dam if I do dam if I don't I have to much to offer to be playing these games.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Joey. Oh, maybe women in your place is different from my place. Everone has their own persepective when it comes to love. Women tend not to show their feelings at first :)


azlan 4 years ago

i am happy that youll be getting your superman soon :)....i just hope God gives me my Supergirl,if she wishes the same..!nice hub


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Azlan.. thanks! your Supergirl will come on your life in the right time, but for the meantime, be a Superman..and you'll never know, that Supergirl is just behind the corner.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

hey unkown this was actually a very good hub.. and it's nice to hear that the superman in your life will exist..:) yeah?


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello Frank! Thank you so much for reading. Guess, superman's not a fiction anymore, I truly found him. :)

Thanks Frank!


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blaise25 4 years ago from close to you...

Oh wow this is so romantic and moving. You are a supergirl, M. I know your superman will surprise you one day and never leave again.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

My dear B.,thank you so much for the read :)

Hoping for that day to come..he promised.


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

yes superman is here..we may not recognize its presence but when time comes that we need them, they will always be there..


Awesome 4 years ago

This is just beautiful! I love Superman much more if he wil be compared to the one who is there beside us loving us everyday.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Awesome! Im glad you like my hub. :)


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I love this thought! I do have my own Superman, he doesn't wear a cape but he has all the strength and heart!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hello Teaches!! Wow thank you so much. We're so lucky to have one, right.


lovedoctor926 4 years ago

These are very nice sentiments. I agree with Billybuc. Also, you know what I have learned? when it comes to your love life, don't give too many details to anyone because people are always going to have their judgment and make it seem like if what you are feeling can't be possible. I am sure that you will find your super hero when you least expect it. Thanks for your comments. I just approved them now and replied. that's why you weren't able to see them. keep up the good work.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Lovedoctor, yeah! dont give many details to anyone..ive experienced one time in my life and what i did was listen to them..im too blind to see that what im feeling is true and was blinded by their deceiving words..

thank you!

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