Heros Seldom Wear Capes

  • a pantoum

Heroes seldom wear capes
Flying through the air with ease
Knocking out evil doers
Champions of our fantasy

Flying through the air with ease
Holding the trapeze bar
Champions of our fantasy
Launched through the air

Holding the trapeze bar
Heroes seldom wear capes
Launched through the air
Heroes seldom wear capes

They wear white shirts
Stained at the collar
Uniforms of frayed edges
Almost escaping poverty

Stained at the collar
Eyes searching endlessly
Almost escaping poverty
Filled with determination

Eyes searching endlessly
They wear white shirts
Filled with determination
Uniforms of frayed edges

He overcomes prison
She becomes a nurse
Tattered heroes
Knocking out evil doers

She becomes a nurse
After being trafficked
Knocking out evil doers
Courageous hard work

After being trafficked
He overcomes prison
Courageous hard work
Tattered heroes

– Terri Stewart

© 2015, poem, Terri Stewart, All rights reserved

Author:

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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