We’ve carefully curated this month’s playlist to bring you the songs of heroes and villains. Sarah Buxton beckons, “I Need a Hero” while Five For Fighting reminds us it isn’t easy being Superman. Whether you’re ready to save the day or perhaps create a little chaos, we’ve got you covered.
Your theme song awaits. Just click play.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here’s a poem from Prasanta we enjoyed:
Words fall like mist upon
morning; awaken dust,
soak dry bones. I wipe off dew
and see that you have left your
prints on my flesh. I am no longer
a ghost; I move like wind, seek
quiet shadows, and translate
their words into music.
The traditional roles in the timeless battle of good versus evil were once well-defined. However, modern comic book archetypes have evolved; their principles a closer reflection of real life. The story lines aren’t always black-and-white as the morals of both superhero and villain are often two sides of the same coin.
POETRY PROMPT: There’s a lot of pressure placed on the shoulders of a superhero. Voltaire’s words are echoed by Peter Parker’s uncle in Spiderman: “With great power comes great responsibility.” Write a poem about the inner conflict your superhero might face. What kind of character flaws hide beneath the surface?
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!