hero

the man in black
the man in black

Do you know, the man in black?

The man in black, who has a full heart.

The man in black, who made mistakes, offered his heart.

The man in black, who travelled so far, put away his heart.

The man in black, who always meant well, injured your heart.

The man in black, who some say feels naught, understood his own heart.

The man in black, who cared for them all, neglected his heart.

The man in black, who yearns to live, opens his heart.

The man in black, who with his art, reveals his heart.

The man in black, who has a full heart.

Can you love, the man in black?

for wordpress writing 201 – hero, a ballad about a hero with a sprinkling of anaphora and epistrophe

22 thoughts on “hero

  1. This is quite coincidental but I was just about to publish a poem titled – Black is his color. Imagine my surprise when I find this one of yours. Your man in black comes across as a protective figure who serves, cares and should be loved. My man is black is….well, you should tell me who my man in black is –

    Black is his color, but white is his soul
    dark are his eyes, and light is their shine.

    He speaks of men that have lived,
    conquering their souls
    and in his subtle manner,
    he is conquering his own.

    dark,black, light, white.
    empty, lost, thought, found.
    pain, knowledge,reckless calm
    dreamt, hoped, lived, laughed.

    They will speak of him in days to come
    as the man who was forever lost
    dreaming his own world, creating some
    but i know the man behind the color
    and he thinks before he learns…

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  2. Excellent, Andy. I first read this hours ago, long before I wrote mine. After I finished, I immediately closed the browser window and vowed that I would not read any more poems until I finished mine. For some reason, reading stuff this good makes me afraid to try it for myself. I’m done now, so I’m back doing the reading rounds. 🙂

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