More Human than Hero

Heroes are just humans,

full of flaws and faults

like the rest of us

They may think that

the flaws are hidden when capes and masks are donned,

that faults fly away when they do,

but instead they just fester and grow

into something without edges

or boundaries.

In trying to save the world,

they forget to save themselves.

They turn more human than hero.

And that is what draws us to them.

You can give us super-humans

and although their powers dazzle us,

we are allured to the human in their names.

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One response »

  1. If we are so attracted to the human aspect, why don’t they have heroes like “Normal Man” or “No Power man” and “Simply Human man”? It is fun to escape reality every now and then.

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