I am sorry it has taken

A pandemic and viral fear

But we’ve finally awakened

New values that we hold dear


Our heroes not in spandex draped

No other-worldly set of skills

Rainbow-hued scrubs replace the cape

With all the hope their care instills


No single seat built as a throne

The work of many good souls

Not one is doing this alone

Each given a critical role


You leave your friends and family

In a time when you need them most

And care for us so tenderly

As with great strength you stand your post


The fear you see in our eyes

Holds a glint in your caring gaze

The fear that you have set aside

Our heroes in the darkest days


I hope that we will remember well

When this fatal foe leaves some day

To our children the story tell

That actions make heroes today


It’s not the Hollywood stardom

Or the prowess of great athlete

That rose to fight the attack from

A villain so vast and discreet


It’s people we see everyday

In their Clark Kent type of disguise

And when they change the phone booth way

It should not come as a surprise


So, thank you to those in healthcare

For now, we all finally know

Your compassion and giving rare

And each of you a real hero





15 Responses to “Heroes”
  1. Reblogged this on Ramblings and Ruminations and commented:
    My brother, my favorite poet, has given us rhyming lines that tell such a true story in our times…..

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Loved the “Clark Kent type disguise…” A great tribute you have written to all who should have always been, but now, certainly are, our real and greatest heroes! Great work Brad, loved it!

  3. Jim Borden says:

    what a wonderful tribute to nurses! the mention of Hollywood and athletes makes you wonder what they are paid so much more than nurses, when it’s the nurses who are essential!

  4. This is such a wonderful tribute Brad. We are all blessed to have heroes in our mist. You have a heart of gold. Stay blessed, safe and inspired Brad.

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Let’s hope in the aftermath of this situation, that nurses, in particular, are not only recognized by our words of thanks but also in their paychecks. Fantastic sentiments, Brad.

  6. jupitergrant says:

    Bravo 👏 👏 👏

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