April 20 ’10: Heroes

April 20, 2010 § 8 Comments

Today’s ReadWritePoem instructions: Write a poem in which you to pay tribute to your hero, past or present.

To paraphrase the old Lay’s potato chip commercial, “I can’t choose just one.”


Heroes

Line them up:

                A short, dumpy woman with a glowing smile
                A bearded, unbathed Australian
                An oddly introverted theater buff
                A  stranger who said it would be OK
                A friend who waits hours in the ER
                Who hoists their family every day
                Who wakes and decides to live
                Who chooses always
                Who loves deeply
                Who waits

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