Ordinary Heroes

For my family and friends, those who have fought  incredible personal battles (Katie who inspires me greatly with her determination not to be beaten against the odds life has stacked against her), my son who has grown into the most strong and caring man, my daughter who allows nothing to stand in her way, and her fiance who…is there for her and is another wonderful man. My friends and you know who you are, who face their battles and keep striving for their goals.

 

Hero

a word bounced around so often on a sports field

hands score tries, goals or touchdowns

kicked through the posts for the roar of a crowd

the shoe is fitted with such security

 

through clouds of war, ash, urban gunfire, drugs and family crisis

heroes walk…everyday people, working everyday jobs

facing challenges most of us may never see

 

what descends upon us, defines us

the myriad of suffering disguised in a day

of sunshine and calm

on every doorstep, there’s a trip

 that costs something in terms of uncertainty

whether hills or mountains

 

heroes endure the trip

reaching for goals everyday of their lives

when the doors jam shut

they pry them open

with a splatter of paint, strong determination or the caring touch, smile or word

without the cheering crowd

just a simple personal knowledge

they stepped a little further into the unknown

 

For dverse poets meeting the bar Heroes and Heroines

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11 thoughts on “Ordinary Heroes

  1. most def….there are so many every day heroes around us…just doing life…and touching lives…and they may never know who they touch or even that they are our hero….great stuff ma’am

  2. The heroes walk among us, not so clearly marked, but there. I would hope no one not to have a hero, and that a good person. Your words bring out the democratic (small d) ideal of those unsung, though your words remind us of their worthy deeds.
    The following lines just struck a chord in me:

    there’s a trip
     that costs something in terms of uncertainty
    whether hills or mountains

  3. yep…the real heroes are often found in the everyday…loved esp.
    without the cheering crowd
    just a simple personal knowledge
    they stepped a little further into the unknown…

  4. what descends upon us, defines us

    the myriad of suffering disguised in a day

    of sunshine and calm

    For me this says it all. It lies at the heart of the poem and beats all the way through.it.

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