Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Poem: "The Things Heroes Say"

This is today's freebie. It was inspired by a prompt from my_partner_doug. It also fills the "vent" square in my 2-28-19 Words and Phrases card for the Meet Ugly Bingo fest.  This poem belongs to the series Polychrome Heroics.


"The Things Heroes Say"


There are things heroes say
to comfort themselves when
the going gets tough.

"They don't call SPOON
for the simple jobs."

"If it were easy, then
everyone would be doing it."

"I'm not personally responsible for
saving the world in the next 24 hours,
nobody is currently trying to assassinate me,
and if this building catches fire, there is
an entire atmosphere of breathable air
into which we can flee."

"Thank goodness they don't
work in air traffic control."

And when someone suggests
bowing out, there is always:

"When I see who they're hiring
to do so, I'm glad it's actually
our job to save the world!"
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