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Ultimate Inspiration

21 Sep

Ultimate Inspiration

Every child growing up
Has heroes they admire
Some wear capes and fly and some
Turn green when times are dire

In the 80’s there were many
Heroes in the ring
Pro-wrestling housed so many
Characters who did bring

A sense of honor and justice
To little kids each week
Hulk Hogan and Macho Man
At war with Iron Sheik

But one hero stood out to me
And many thousands more
This tasseled, painted combatant
Came well prepared for war

He used intensity to capture
Everyone’s attention
His passion was quite evident
And fueled his fast ascension

Even though I couldn’t fully
Grasp at that young age
The concept of a “Warrior”
His vigor did engage

His way of doing everything
With every ounce of heart
With every fiber of his being
Set him far apart

From other workers who did not
See it more than a way
To make some dough ‘cause their passion
Was second to their pay

Then one day this Warrior
Dropped off the face of Earth
At least that’s what his boss said as
He spoke of this man’s worth

His peers chimed in as well and they
All talked about how bad
His attitude was and how he
Was just a passing fad

Overweight drug addicts talked
About how self destructive
This self-made Warrior was and
That he was not productive

How he couldn’t get along
And how he walked alone
That the only concerns that
He had were just his OWN

Men who smoked and drank and drugged
Their way through their whole lives
Neglecting their children at home
And cheating on their wives

Talking trash about a man
Strike that, a Warrior
Who put their discipline and heart
To shame and would prefer

To walk away from fame and fortune
If it meant he kept
His OWN integrity intact
And gladly did accept

Something he said years ago
When he first walked away
Twenty years ago does still
Resonate to this day

He said sometimes you have to turn
Your back on those you thought
Were friends and make sure that their words
Do not leave you distraught

That you should not care how they judge
Your actions or your worth
That your true greatness has been with you
Since your day of birth

“Time will tell” they say and now
Time has told us the tale
The Warrior’s still clean and strong
While naysayers are frail

Men who talked so poorly now
Are feeling the effects
Of living with no discipline
And now Karma collects

While “self-destructive” Warrior
Continues to inspire
With writings, artwork, videos
That light creative fire

Underneath a legion of
Warriors who now see
That it’s their OWN intensity
And passion that is key

To unlocking the greatness that
They all possess within
Sometimes one road’s end is the
Ideal place to begin


Pop Culture Poetry: Super

19 Aug


Up up and away
The hero flies
Soaring through
The city’s skies

Veering through
The concrete maze
Searching for
The one that prays

For miracle
To come their way
Up on the bridge
Some kind of fray

A kid’s school bus
Hangs off the edge
Upon the ledge

People cry
And scream and shout
Frozen with
Fear and doubt

Chaos, bedlam
Terror grips
As the school bus
Now quickly slips

“My God, the kids!”
A man cries and
Jumping forward
Tries to land

A futile grip
On the transport
He’s just a few
Inches too short

The vehicle
Careens and dives
Taking with it
Those young lives

For a moment
Not a word
Then someone says
“Look, it’s a bird!”

“No it’s plane!”
Someone else tries
But then they see
Him in his guise

They shout his name
And all rejoice
But he hears just
His father’s voice

“Live as one
Of them, my son
To find where your
Strength should be done”

The bus plummets
Towards the blue
He feels winds lash
But powers through

“They can be great
They wish to be
They only lack
The light to see

The way to go
And since they’ve none
I’ve sent them you
My only son”

His father’s words
Always ring in
His mind wherever
He has been

He swoops under
The bus before
It crashes into
The cold shore

The kids look out
Their windows and
In unison
Give him a hand

They cheer and shout
And jump around
As he gently
Sets them down

They thank him for
All those he’s saved
But praise is not
What he has craved

He flies up and
Gives them a smile
Hoping that
After a while

The light he casts
Will show the way
To all the good
They can display