I have no Heroes

Don’t get me wrong.
I benefit, my life’s enriched
by amazing things some do.
However, the mantle hero
seems only to
derange and dement
the object and worshiper alike.

So it would seem
I save myself a measure of grief.

And then too, not having heroes
seems saner than to
assign a bevy of
unfounded attributes
of strong moral fiber and such
to a veritable stranger
who does well
one thing or a few.

So without being
my own hero,
it seems I take excellent care
of myself on this important front.

And that’s more than enough.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

This poem is for the napowrimo prompt #20, the hero poem Visit the post to see the details of this prompt.

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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