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The Hero (poem)

Updated on December 21, 2012

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

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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

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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

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It seemed one more victim he’ll be

To world of mediocrity

To age another victory

This hero of ours is he through

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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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      Audrey Howitt 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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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Martin I am sharing I love this poem

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 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

      Debbie

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      Shauna L Bowling 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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      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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      Debby Bruck 4 years ago

      Who was this hero and what did he do?

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful, So many heroes are gone...

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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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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

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

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Good poetry and thanks for sharing your talent with us

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Another great write MH.

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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