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No More Heroes

The baby says, I don't want to be like you.

You are too stern,
I want to live with no fences.
You are too cruel
I need to smile with no fear.

He is a hypocrite, I feel that's not right.
She's a gossiper, I know that sheds no light.

I look around . . .
Where are my heroes?
I listen to the hearts of men.
Where are the morals?

As I grow I want to be . . . like Mummy.
No! I want to be like . . . Daddy.

No! I want to be like Grandma or Grandpa.
No! I want to be like my teacher

As I search for my identity
My eyes go upward.
There are no more heroes here,
I have to be like Him.
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Poetry.com 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Edward Willard More than 1 year ago
And we beleivers know who you want to be like. God bless you for your Amazing work and your thoughts!
Ging Alburo More than 1 year ago
Keep itup
Sameer Mohammed More than 1 year ago
I believe people should stop living through pictures of others, and make their own mark!
SusanT More than 1 year ago
We all need to be more like Him. Thumbs up
Vanessa Slaughter More than 1 year ago
but beautiful, I hope you know life is what you decide to make it love
Sam Macc More than 1 year ago
I am in the military and my kids look up to me. I don't consider myself a hero, but I do not try to sway people into thinking there are not any.
Dawn MacGregor-Bromfield (aka TIGOX) More than 1 year ago
that is admirable, it is wonderful when you KNOW your children see you as a hero. I feel my 6yo thinks i am his hero. I live in Jamaica and wrote this poem to read at a Kindergarten graduation, so the little ones had to relate. As i looked around i struggles to find a hero that i could have written about and they relate. i teach at a high school and hundreds of the teens hate their parents and those who love their parents pick at the parents' short comings and say they DO not want to be like their parent. There are few, but there are some that admire thier parent/parents. there are many who are in broken homes, some being raised by grandparents and other relatives. The scariest of all are those teens who are raising themselves.....they need a hero.
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