Fallen Heroes

Supergirl a wheelchair had
At age of twenty nine
A bullet of blue kryptonite
Lodged within her spine
Stripped of all her superpowers
She didn’t moan or whine
Whenever people offered help
She’d say, ‘No, no, I’m fine.’

The people lost all interest
She was no use at all
Whenever evil threatened Earth
On Superman they’d call
Her cousin seemed invincible
So handsome, strong and tall
It horrified them all to see
That fearless hero fall

A dark and dangerous female force
Commanding male desire
Seduced that noble superman
And brought him to her fire
Unlike her many mortal men
Our hero didn’t tire
Their passion burned with stellar heat
Consumed them in that pyre

A thousand threats surrounded Earth
With none to stand and fight
No superhero to defend
With superhuman might
To Supergirl the people spoke:
‘We need you! Do what’s right!’
The surgeons cut apart her flesh
Exposed her to the light

They took her to the edge of death
And prayed the sun would heal
For hours she screamed in endless pain
Till nothing she could feel
At last her bones and ravaged flesh
Began to fix and seal
And when her strength returned in full
It didn’t seem quite real

Made whole again she wept with joy
And flew into the sky
It filled her heart with happiness
To see the world from high
Satisfied she dropped back down
And gave a happy sigh
Said thank you to the doctors there
And bid the Earth goodbye.

About Frank

A Sci-Fi & Fantasy author and lyrical poet with a mild obsession for vampires, succubi, goddesses and Supergirl.
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4 Responses to Fallen Heroes

  1. James Rogers says:

    Great poem. very imaginative. And to use a superhero as your subject is amazing.

    • Frank says:

      I have in the past avoided superheroes. While they make for great films, TV & comic books, I haven’t seen a way to make them work effectively in text. One of my great frustrations with modern paranormal romance is the way vampires have been turned into superheroes without a social conscience.

      This month, however, I am using Supergirl as a theme to explore the idea of superhero as subject, as you say.

      Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  2. I read of you and know you’ve found your own Supergirl. Good luck and I did enjoy this poem.

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