With Great Power

We like our superheroes
And our favorite ones all have
From Batman’s murdered parents
To Spidey’s Uncle Ben
To Superman with all his power
Mourning his exploded world
(Not many famous heroes share that pain
Just Supes and Princess Leia)
I guess it’s more believable
When in the real world, too, so often
Heroism stems from trauma
And the ones who rescue others
Learned to do so through
A path of grief

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