Perched on the ledge of indecision

My cape is absent

Watching other creatures of our species rise to the challenge

Herculean strength exerted against the throngs of evil

I take a step back from the precipice

I am not worthy of this inflated status

Reserved for the exceptional ones

I am but a mere mortal

With no extraordinary powers to differentiate me from the masses

But then a thought strikes

Like a lightning bolt filled with electricity

Energy coursing through my veins

My subconscious unveils a secret force

The courage, the tenacity, the unequivocal resolve

To leap into the chasm of darkness unknown

That is what sets me apart

And validates my worthiness

To enter into this otherworldly universe of possibility

Whether I fall into the abyss or learn to fly

It is in making this choice and accepting my fate

That a seed of superpower capability is born

Transforming far-fetched dreams

Into an undeniable reality

No cape required




10 thoughts on “Superpower

  1. balroop2013 October 21, 2014 / 10:45 am

    Hi Dave,
    I like the inspiration that enthuses through us when we see each other, the willpower to get going melts the doubts and the veins steel themselves to validate that all powers lie within us! Superb!! You are a poet too! Looking forward to more poems.

    • davecenker October 21, 2014 / 10:59 am

      Thank you Balroop, I appreciate your kind comments πŸ˜‰ In essence, part of the self-revelation included in this post is recursive, referring to my hesitation about entering the domain of poetry. Alas, I find the genre much more accepting of stream of consciousness thoughts that convey raw emotion. I am happy that you enjoyed the offering and thank you for taking the time to read and provide your comments!

  2. Writing to Freedom October 21, 2014 / 11:28 am

    Another fun tale Dave. πŸ™‚ I enjoy your ability to engage me and share life lessons is such clever ways. I love the line about lightning bolt coursing through my veins. I’ve explored this theme of superheroes and ordinary heroes several times in posts. We can’t have too many superheroes, even if they’re ordinary folks like you and I. No capes required. XD

    • davecenker October 21, 2014 / 11:51 am

      Thank you Brad, the superhero theme certainly appears to be an extremely popular one these days. It has been enlightening to dabble in a new genre to express the emotions meandering within. I sincerely appreciate your kinds comments and I am happy that you enjoyed the read, best wishes for an inspired day!

      • Writing to Freedom October 21, 2014 / 12:38 pm

        You’re welcome Dave. Your post and kind words gave my day a little shot of inspiration to go face the day, even without my cape! πŸ™‚

    • balroop2013 October 21, 2014 / 2:46 pm

      Yes, Dave, poetry possesses amazing powers if we are ready to soar with it… flow with its current! It is my favorite genre, we can go anywhere with it!

    • davecenker October 21, 2014 / 2:07 pm

      Thank you Marty πŸ˜‰ I haven’t been much of a poetry person to date also, but this is one of those areas where pushing myself out of my comfort zone (or as I like to call it, my complacent corner) has provided me with a new experience that has opened up more doors for my creative mind. I am happy that you enjoyed it and thank you kindly for your very generous words πŸ˜‰

  3. Don October 21, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    Inspirational Dave. A poignant piece of poetry. The images invoked are deeply meaningful. Thank you.

    • davecenker October 22, 2014 / 9:39 am

      Thank you Don, I appreciate your kind comments. Poetry is somewhat new to me, but it may be a genre that lends itself to the raw emotions running rampant inside. Perhaps it will become a mainstay in my writing routine πŸ˜‰ Thank you for your kind words and best wishes for an inspired day!

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