Man of steel brought to his knees
While all the world falls around him
Newfound weakness his ruination
As emotions run high deep within
A need to protect the deserving
Keeping the outside world away
Protect from who is the question
From the big bad world at large?
Or the Demons that hide inside?
She’s a lucky lady…to inspire such poetic purity in you. Truly.
I’m sorry you’re heart hurts J. Chin up high.
All my love. Xx
Thank you J. I am the lucky one though. Recent events and the true strength of great people like you have been this “Superman’s” saving grace.
All my love too.
Powerful and beautiful…I absolutely love this poem!
Thank you Kristin. That means a lot to me.
Love it. Maybe it was a bad girl like Harley Q who had him on his knees LoL. ~F
Something like that F. She had this Superman right where she wanted him. But the Man of Steel won out in the end. His Lois Lane is once again at his side.
Good guys always win. 😉
I was never a fan of Superman until the real-life Superman, Christopher Reeve suffered his fall. The way he endured such a tragedy and still portrayed dignity and determination showed me what a true hero was all about. The same is true of you, my friend. Your flaws make you real. Your loyalty, passion and strength make you a hero. (All of this said in a whisper!) 😉 Keep your head up. ❤
Thanks Dana, You have no idea how much that helps my heart.
Oh superman 😕 such beautiful poetry…
Lending you a helping hand xxx
Thank you so much. That means more than you know.
Hugs J ❤️
And my warmest wishes for the new year… Hope it’s filled with blessings, happiness and love 😊
Love sucks. Damn Harley Quinn. Luckily…Superman has other powers not affected by pain~ like intellect! 😉
Ahh but intellect also suffers in the throes of a broken heart. Patience and honesty won out in the end however.
Damn hearts and souls and all of it! Haha… At least it inspires awesome poetry. Hahahaaa~ I say intellect suffered not! ~~~F
I think you’re alot stronger than you think. 🙂
Also, it is the most beautiful thing you have ever written.
Thank you Lisa. The Superman thing came in handy. This woulda killed a weaker soul.
Ha! You’re telling me! I was on an oxygen tank! Anyways, I don’t pick weak people for partners and I damn sure don’t make the rules or I would skip this part.
You are an amazing survivor. Superwoman
No I’m not. I needed to be shielded and protected. 😛
Yes you are. Everybody needs to be shielded and protected at times. EVERYBODY. But we are also the only ones who can walk the walk. Don’t sell yourself short. The strongest people also have the best support systems.
Communication works wonders sometimes. .. just sayin.
Love. Its a tragic and beautiful and inspiring and messy thing. I hope you see the beauty in the blood. Sometimes that helps. Xxx
Thank you. I do see the beauty. I am in a unique position right now. But I am very lucky to have the opportunity and perspective I have now. The tragic beauty of it all has hopefully made me a better and more self aware person.
I like this Lisa. It is very raw and powerful. Thank you for sharing.
I painted it almost three years ago. You have my love , John. 🙂
Dude! I could totally see the last scenes of the recent Superman movie- Zod and all in this poem… I know you’re deeper and more personal so Maybe not in your head at time at all? Very powerful piece!
Not even in the least. This was all about the metaphor of my rescuing spirit being stripped bare by recent events. Having said that, I am also really happy to see that my words still provoke imagery so clear to the outside perspective.
Well…it is ironic how real strength exisits only in the mind. The deepest, most painful love can melt metaphorical steel like butter. Sadly, when we think we are the strongest, we are so weak that protection is impossible. Love sucks LoL. Love this piece J.
Thanks F. You are very insightful. This was a very deeply heartfelt piece, and I am so very grateful that my love for words is a big part of this man’s arsenal.
Indeed. Indeed. I’d say you have sum of the biggest, wordy guns around in your poetic arsenal lol.