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Superman
by Susan K. de Vegter
Saturday, April 08, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Picture this...Autumn with huge piles of leaves...a ladder next to a tree and the boy, Superman, alert and every mindful of the evils in this world...and the magic towel draped upon his shoulders with a safety pin. He scales the tree bark as though it were the Empire State Building and like magic... leaps toward the heavens and lands in the leaves. In his mind he saved New York or some cute little freckled faced girl.

The fantasy of boyhood years still live within the man.



Reality keeps him human
Though his brand is pretty clear
He thinks he is a Superman
His conscious knows no fear
The boy in him keeps this dream
Alive from childhood days
When with towel clipped around his neck
Flying got him there
He'd jump off treelimbs with his cape
Secured with safety pin
Then with his toes still grounded
He'd capture the slightest wind
Today he lives...mere mortal
In childish dreams he plans
To save the world from demons
He still is Superman!

copyright 2006

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/9/2006
Beautiful memories are awakened by your verses, Susan. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/9/2006
Susan
I loved all the Marvel Comic Heroes, including Superman and Green Lantern....but I always had a soft spot for Batman !
Peter
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/9/2006
Marvelous, Susan - and it brought back many childhood memories for me - Superman was quite the childhood hero to many of us.
Reviewed by F William Broome 4/9/2006
How did you know? Your words reveal the boy in every man.
I wear that badge with honor, and at times, a tear or two.
Thank you for being so good at what you do. - Bill
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/9/2006
Very well done and somthing I think every boy or boy at heart of my generation can remember doing so well. This work brings back not the memories but the boy in me to the time it happened. I actually played this game from the top of the roof though and even bit my tongue once on landing which created a really cool bloody heroe part lol

Felix
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/9/2006
Oh, boy, did you ever come up with a good 'un, Susan. I was that boy. Cape tied around my neck, jumping off building and damn near killing myself in the process. We lads of that era still do, as you so aptly portray, forever in our hearts think we are Superman.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/9/2006
Outstanding...I can relate to the feeling writting my life story..it takes me back too all the silly things we did as kids!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/8/2006
How true Susan! Great capture, as I've taken care of seniors in nursing homes who actually recall the very things you cite. Good that we have our memories to keep us company when the time comes.

Eileen



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