Silver Dust

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – “Super me! (as in the verb)”  (posted by Lillian)

“The superhero, Black Panther, is getting rave movie reviews. When I was young, I idolized the Lone Ranger. Today, Marvel characters such as The Hulk, Spider Man, and Thor have great mass appeal, as does Wonder Woman. Mythology’s Hercules, canonized saints like Joan of Arc and Mother Teresa, and people like Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr and Malia may also be considered superheroes. The term is also applied generically to people within groups such as first responders, fire fighters, and those who put others in front of themselves in emergency situations.

Change the words a bit and we can talk about having a super power: an extraordinary ability, capacity, or strength ~ or about being a super power.

My challenge for you today: think about these words – superhero, super power(s). Write a poem, any form and any length, about something or someone or some characteristic related to these words ~ perhaps imaginative, perhaps real. It can evoke an actual capacity/characteristic/person or something/someone historical, mythological, or imaginary.”

Only to possess the ability
to create sparkling,
shimmering silver dust
borne by breezes
that embrace the world
and sprinkle every human
being with a potent heart
of peace.

Super me! (as in the verb)

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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