Friday, November 15, 2013

A Poem a Day for November - Day 15: Mortal Superhero

If you know me, you know that my favorite superhero is Batman, because he's just a person (with way awesome gadgets) doing good for his city. In San Fransisco today, a boy's Make-A-Wish was granted by turning the city into Gotham and him into Batkid. Here's the article that I first read after hearing things about Batkid all day and not really knowing what was going on (it will make you BAWL, btw!). So, of course, my heart just broke for this kid.

Mortal Superhero

Make A Wish
    stop a few faux-crimes.

Just wanting to be a
                                                              for a day.

Never knowing
                            (maybe even realizing)
that you held a city
                               and country

A mere mortal
     like your idol,
       but you will be gone soon.

So small,
                   so young,
you will be remembered by many
                                                             who never met you
                      for making a divided country
                                                                        join together
                                                                        to root for you
                                                                        on your superhuman day.