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We do not need another Hero. What we need is a whole army of heroes. What we need is you!

Updated on March 27, 2013

We don't need another country or state

We need more time to contemplate.
We need more time to contemplate. | Source

No white horses need apply.

What we need is your love and compassion. We don't need silver screen heroes. All the children sing; "we don't need another hero". What we need is a life beyond the thunder and the domes of our lives, we need each other. We need to rise.

Peace and war make little difference in our time. Religions mount wars and science creates genetically modified food. Pavement and progress create crime and floods. We are not ready for another savior. We are not ready for a second coming.

But we are ready for love and compassion and reaching out and telling stories and listening to more. We do not need an infusion of capital but an infusion of love, and not just for each other but for all living things.


We don't need another tax hike we don't need to imprison more brothers.

What we need is more freedom from chains more respect for family and nature. We don't another policy or another grand scheme. What we need is just each other and no hatred and no greed.

We don't need another mansion and we don't need another dam. what we need is to be satisfied without another helping hand. We do not need to grow stronger we need to grow weaker. We don't don't need to grow more powerful we need to grow more humble. Please send the world donkeys and no more stallion Chargers.

We need life beyond this wretched thunderdome.

We don't need another temple.

We don't need another church. What we need a far fewer followers. We need leaders of your own heart. We need helpers to the sick. We don't need anothe sermon or Jihad what we need is more love. We don't need another top hit we need more singers and more listeners. We don't need another white hat we have had all that.

What we need is to embrace life and chase out strife. We do not need more principles we need more principles. We do not need angry politicians we need caring representatives. We do not need more cars we need more cars with food in them and more people in them. We don't need another movie we need another poem.

Can we agree we don't need more reality we need to change it.

Young people need to read poetry and make music and flirt, not make old men's wars.
Young people need to read poetry and make music and flirt, not make old men's wars. | Source

The man in the photo above is a hero, I do not want any more.

Let the ministers of war battle foes they create

Let the old fight in trenches rather than debate

Let my son grow up in a home town job

Let him not know grenades to lob

Let my daughter find a handsome young man

Let him not die in a foreign land

Let my troubled soul be revived in helping a friend

Let us not follow another hero to the end

Let me die today so another may live

And let them give all they can give

As I lay my soul to sleep I pray the Lord YOUR soul to keep

Please do today what makes you sleep well tonight.
Please do today what makes you sleep well tonight. | Source

I guess I am a hypocrite.

You don't need another me telling you how to live. You do not need another me telling you how to give. You do not need another fiat or great argument. What you need is to gather and augment. Kiss your friend and hug your rival. It is a matter of survival. I cannot tell you what to do, but I can beg your heart be true. I can ask you do not repeat my lack of action ending in defeat.

Do not follow the sins of your parents. Do not allow your soul to be errant. Love each other while you have the time and know it is your turn to shine.

I thank you for listening to an old man rant. Perhaps it will mean something to someone.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We are made better by each other. I hopped some of yours today, thank you.

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      I like the way you think! I feel much the same way.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Eyes closed, one hour of quiet contemplation and deep breathing and we begin to be free to think. Twenty years of this and we begin to be able to speak. another twenty and perhaps we are ready to write. but there are others who are gifted, such as you. I shall learn from your miracle.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      That is a really profound observation.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you, MrsBrownParlour. If we really break it down we are living in billions of separate worlds. So we can effect worlds by our actions.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      My heart echoes almost all the same sentiments. Thank you for sharing.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks MsDora. Quite right, it was a rant and really fun! I should do it more often but maybe keep it to my self ;-) Loved your hub on your country.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you sweet Bizarrett81, you just made a difference. You will not let your son grow up without knowing your heart. The children are not just our future but our now. A pleasure to have you visit and an honor that you commented.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Eric, your ranting is the ranting of many other hearts. We have so many things we don't need; it is easy to lose focus of what we need. Thanks for laying it out.

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      bizarrett81 4 years ago from Maine

      Great messages to the world you have put out here. I agree so much that we don't need anymore religion or "progress", it just creates conflicts and competition. Friendly competition is okay, but not when we are killing each other and innocent bystanders. I hope and dream that my son can grow up in a different world, one without so many problems... But I fear it will only get worse from here... I am voting up and sharing!