CXXXVII.30. heroes like me

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CXXXVII.30. heroes like me

Postby allenitz » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:01 am

lots of talk
of superheroes
these days,
movies and books
and on-line chatter,
a big deal these heroes

but not to me
cause I am one too
(not so super, perhaps,
just a middling hero, my super powers
limited to any available pie-eating contest,
mostly pecan, where lies
my greatest
strength) …

a strange kind of hero,
neither shooting
nor shot at,
but when the call came,
I answered…

that’s my bonafides,
a hero,
if I do say so myself,
one among millions of heroes
just like me,
not
a bone spur
among us
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Re: CXXXVII.30. heroes like me

Postby WayneS » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:38 am

Thank you for your service.....

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Re: CXXXVII.30. heroes like me

Postby allenitz » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:03 am

and you for yours, fellow hero
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Re: CXXXVII.30. heroes like me

Postby hawkseye » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:48 pm

a strange kind of hero,
neither shooting
nor shot at,
but when the call came,
I answered…


So many have -- so many do
here the poem speaks of military but I believe "when the call came" also applies to ordinary citizens hearing the needs of neighbors (near or far) and answering with human compassion, kindness, tolerance, acceptance and assistance -- no shots need be fired

But back to the poem and the poet -- I appreciate your diversion from life's average path to take on the "armor" of the military - I'd rather none of us needed the existence of the military, but that's not the case.

-judy

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Re: CXXXVII.30. heroes like me

Postby WayneS » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:18 pm

Personally, I would have claimed a bone spur to have gotten out of the military, but i didn't own a doctor who would lie for me.

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Re: CXXXVII.30. heroes like me

Postby hawkseye » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:52 pm

I didn't have awareness of bone spurs and their use as deterrents to service until the topic came to light as regards the Chief Avoider

But I did know of some who sought avenues of dissent, not interested in a war that made no sense (do any?) but Viet Nam called and so did Canada

I think we're all called upon to be heroes these days -- and going forward -- battling for the America we prefer

OH AND BTW, Allen -- three cheers poem 30 in this round of "whatever" :cool1:

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Re: CXXXVII.30. heroes like me

Postby WayneS » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:02 pm

Congratulations!!! You are a poetic hero....


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Re: CXXXVII.30. heroes like me

Postby Bill_Back » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:45 am

I like this. The ordinary hero. "Pecan-Pie Eating Man". A worthy hero to whom to admire.

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