~ Epic Everyday ~

Image borrowed from graffitizen.com
Image borrowed from graffitizen.com

Of all the heroes and heroines,

The ones unsung,

Are the ones I like best.

Of all the super-heroes’ skins,

Quiet humility cloaks the best-dressed.

They give the rest of the world a smile,

Those “little people” all over the planet,

Selflessly making our lives worthwhile,

Whose sacrifices we take for granted.

If you can read this,

Thank a teacher.

Free to speak your thoughts?

Thank a soldier.

The “value” of the jobs of each were,

In the mind of each beholder.

My superheroes are the common men,

And women who “practice random acts

Of kindness and senseless beauty”, and,

Whose inner radiance attracts.

This goes out to all of you, who,

Give of yourselves each and every day,

Practice compassion, speak kindly to

Those who need YOU to guide their way.

All of you, who sing and dance with light,

All of you, who speak for the voiceless masses.

All of you, who make the world’s wrongs right,

All you Clark Kents with your taped-up glasses…

You may not wear capes,

Or an “S” on your chest,

But YOU’RE the superheroes that I like best!

You have my thanks,

And admiration, too.

The world is so much better

Because of people like YOU!

~ C.L.R. ~ © 2011


Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.

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