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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


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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      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


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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


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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