Superheroes

She’s going to go to collage

To learn how to superhero

So she can thwart alien invaders who

Our earth want to overthrow





He’s going to go to collage

To learn how to superhero

So he can leap tall buildings

(When he overcomes his vertigo)





And when they get to collage                                                                      

They’ll learn how their alter ego

Mild mannered in thick rimmed glasses

Can mingle incognito





Until a threat is detected

Then the student heroes

Will phone-booth transform into action

And vanquish our earths superfoes





They’re going to go to collage

To learn how to superhero

They’ll both be disappointed

Heroics they’ll have to forgo





As the earths only threat are its people

We will see our earth destroyed

From indifference they cannot save us

The superheroes will be unemployed

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4 thoughts on “Superheroes

  1. You did a great job of starting and continuing with light-hearted lines (fantastic with the line about vertigo!). That shifts and creates such a powerful delivery with the last stanza. Damn good poem.

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