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There Are No Heroes

May 10, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


I think it’s safe to say
that I’m no hero.
My whole life I’ve spent
waiting
for one of my own.
For someone to come along
and sweep me
off my feet,
to be that Robin Hood kind of guy.
A rebel—
Unsatisfied with society
and what life has always
offered.
Hatred, pain, war.
And I think I’ve been waiting
too long
for someone who believes
in more than just
right now
who longs for a future and
the promised
peace.
And I think it’s also safe to say,
no,
it is certain that,
I’ve only been waiting on myself,
waiting
to grow
up.


The author's comments:
You have to be the hero, stop waiting for one.

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HazelGrace said...
on Jun. 9 2013 at 6:22 pm
I like this a lot. The idea and style is good! I would, however, like to say that "kind of" and "Guy" are words I would reccomend blacklisting from all of your creative writing in general- and you've only used them in this piece, which is good. So just remember to alwyas go for the more creative way to convey things

on Jun. 6 2013 at 1:52 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

"a hero is someone who does what they can"

on Jun. 4 2013 at 6:20 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

Thank you sooo much for the support, it's greatly needed and appreciated!

on Jun. 4 2013 at 5:33 pm
LittleLadybird GOLD, Carrickfergus, Other
14 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
To be nobody but yourself in a world that is trying it's hardest every night and day to change you into everyone else is to fight the hardest battle a human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

:O You are so right!! Everyone waits for that amazing rebellious hero to come and save them but we need to step up ourselves :O I absolutely love your descriptions of the hero, especially the bit "Unsatisifed with society and what life has to offer"! :D Fantastic work!

on May. 30 2013 at 5:52 pm
Sarah_Rose17 SILVER, Windsor, Colorado
8 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Remember to trust others, it will one day be your saving grace."

I love all your stuff as I read it. Great personal reflection on all your characters or yourself even.

on May. 17 2013 at 3:36 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

Ha, I love that Robin Hood line, great job! :P


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