Heroes

Heroes.

He used to think that heroes fought dragons,

And freed damsels in distress.

He used to think that heroes wore shining armor,

And had broadswords and spears.

Then his brother went to war,

So he changed his mind.

Heroes.

He used to think that heroes fought wars,

And freed oppressed people.

He used to think that heroes wore camouflage,

And had machine guns and bombs.

Then his mother discovered she had cancer,

So he changed his mind.

Heroes.

He used to think that heroes fought disease,

And healed the sick and wounded.

He used to think that heroes wore lab coats,

And had fancy computers and tools.

Then his sister adopted a child,

So he changed his mind.

Heroes.

He used to think that heroes saved children,

And freed them from ‘the system’.

He used to think that heroes wore dirty clothes,

And played with children’s toys.

Then his father tripped on the sidewalk,

So he changed his mind.

Heroes.

He used to think that heroes didn’t fight,

And helped those they didn’t know.

He used to think that heroes we normal people,

And had normal jobs and things.

Then he grew up,

So he changed his mind.

Heroes.

Now he thinks that most people are heroes,

In their own small way.

Now he thinks Knight, soldiers, doctors, mothers, and good Samaritans are worthy heroes.

Now the thinks that there are heroes everywhere, and he is satisfied.

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