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Friday, April 29, 2011
Where Have All the Heroes Gone? (poem)
911-type phone call:
‘Hello? Heroville?…Uh…We’re dying out here, man
Could you send out a hero like, I don’t know, Superman?
Hello? Hello? Are you still there? S**t, man!
Where have all the heroes gone?
Where have all the angels flown?
Where have all the cowboys blown?
Does anyone have the number to Hercules’ phone?
Without John Wayne, who’s gonna run the bad guys outta town?
Where are all the miracle workers?
Where are all the rain-makers?
Where are the chariots of fire?
Where is Vishnu the Preserver?
Where are the great gods of Mt. Olympus?
Have they all abandoned us?
Calling Captain Kirk…Come in Captain Kirk…Do you read me?