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Heroes
by Jacqueline Druga-Marchetti
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
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My escape was a place called Beginnings
Existing only in my writer mind and on the pages where I wrote it
Where like a river, heroes flow
With a raise of a sword
Rush of a run
Blow of a fist
The day has been saved
For in this land where my heroes are born
They all wear the uniform of the American soldier
With pride, protecting our rights
Securing our freedom
They have faced many battles and stand ready for any that come their way
On call, selfless, at all costs
For in this place, if I should be the damsel in distress
I’d have no fear, a hero is near
Only in this place did I believe my true love could be found
Because to me no ‘real’ man could encompass all that I sought
A hero brave and true , worn from sacrifice
But never too tired to carry on
He existed for some, but not for me
That’s what I thought, that’s what I believed
Until the day fiction turned reality
He stepped into my life
He is more and he is better than any hero I had created on the pages of a novel
Because he is real. Flesh and blood.
In the ‘real’ world he has seen many battles, and saved lives
He has stood tirelessly defending our freedom on foreign lands
He would do again, without questions asked
He has taken me from a life consumed with work, and a life without true happiness
To a life I never knew existed. A better life.
Thwarting off all that threatens me, he has lifted the heavy burdens that beat me down
I now write for the love of the word
He inspires me to write so I can create heroes like him, not heroes instead of him
And in this real life, should I now ever be the damsel in distress
I’d have no fear. I know and sleep well because …
a hero is near.
 



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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/8/2006
Jacqueline~

Karla has been talking about this poem ever since she read it; had to check it out. She is right. An awesome tribute to finding a hero to save damsels in distress. Congratulations! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D

Now: does he have a couple of brothers to share with Karla and myself? *grins*
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/8/2006
Really an inspirational work and a lovely tribute to someone you love.
Enjoyed, and many more happinesses.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/8/2006
Jacqueline,

Congratulations on finding your hero and for penning this awesome tribute. So many outstanding lines; so much love in your words. Excellent!

My favorite lines:

"I now write for the love of the word
He inspires me to write so I can create heroes like him, not heroes instead of him
And in this real life, should I now ever be the damsel in distress
I'd have no fear. I know and sleep well because...
a hero is near."

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by B. Robertson 2/8/2006
Jake shared this poem last night at our writer's group, and it nearly brought tears to everyone's eyes. I had the honor of being invited to her wedding reception this past weekend (February 4, 2006), and this poem truly captures the happiness she feels toward her new husband, Chuck. Great poem, great inspiration. :)
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