The Stages of Heroism

January 1, 2010
By irenerose PLATINUM, Lawton, Oklahoma
irenerose PLATINUM, Lawton, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King Jr.

First, he starts to shimmer,
the goodness of his heart glowing,
pouring out through his skin a shinning silver,
shimmering in the darkness,
bringing light to the world.
But then, his fame grows,
good deeds no longer in the name of passion,
of love,
but for the attention.
He sparkles under the flashbulbs of cameras,
and the glow of neon lights,
golden in the sparkling ugliness of florescent lights.
And as his fame grows greater,
they see past his charade of a beautiful,
red heart,
to a core blackened by greed and lies.
So he fades from the newspapers,
their hearts,
and minds,
as only a small, unfortunate crumble of their beloved hero,
now no greater than anyone else.
And so, like all of us,
into dust he shall return.

The author's comments:
Have you ever had a hero; someone you looked up to as the greatest person in the world; and then found out they were'nt so wonderful? Yes, it is a devestating feeling, but we always have to remember that in the end, all of us will end up being the same insignificant dust, and we should forgive and forget.

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