Day 170 prompt: Hero
journalists can’t write
world leaders fight
athletes use enhancers
doctors can’t stop cancer
men of cloth abuse
can’t we get a shining hero
in this world of rotten zeroes?
Yes, we need some positive heroes 🙂
Thank you for reading and commenting. “Hero” was a tough prompt for me. I sat, blocked, for a long time. Then I pursued several approaches that went nowhere. Finally I realized I simply don’t have a hero. With so much scandal and disappointment in the headlines, it’s awfully hard to find the heroes.
I asked my 14-year-old son today what the word conjures for him. “Super heroes,” he said. Of course.
We’d love to find Batman and Wonder Woman in our midst, but instead we focus on corrupt leaders and disappointing celebrities. Surely the heroes are out there. But our expectations have been dashed so many times, we’re hoping for fantasy!