Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


Keith Bickerstaffe Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Hero which was written by poet Keith Bickerstaffe. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Keith Bickerstaffe

Best Keith Bickerstaffe Poems

+ Fav Poet


The Lone Ranger came to visit me last night. 
He was perfect, his shiny six-guns hanging 
on his hip, and the mask (to protect his real identity!)  
"Howdy!" I said;  "Hiya, pardner!" he replied, 
and I motioned for him to take a seat. "No thanks," 
he groaned, "I think I'll stand, been in the saddle 
now for going on three days!" 

There were so many questions on my mind. 
How come he always got the bad guy, and rode 
off into the sunset with a flourish and a smile, 
and how come you never saw the blood? 
"Things were less complicated then," he mused, 
not like now where everything's so realistic, 
so there's nothing left for people to imagine;"
then he disappeared without a trace... 

         He's still my hero. 

These days everyone's part good part bad, 
so that the line is hard to find. 
It was easier when men wore white and rode 
high up in the saddle. The good guy always 
grabbed the glory, then disappeared 
in a cloud of dust with a hearty 

         "Hi Ho Silver, away!!"

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 7/11/2012 3:38:00 AM
    I like this ;}

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 2:35:00 PM
    Interesting one..Different kind of theme..Enjoyed reading your story in poetic form..I always like The Lone Ranger also..I wonder why they don't bring back reruns of it..Sara

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 4:49:00 AM
    :)) I enjoyed it, Keith. Awesome. Love those heroes. I wonder why lol. Love, Toquyen

  1. Date: 7/9/2012 12:11:00 AM
    Hiya Keith,..I'm with Owen's comment....go A Team and all the other positive role models out there. You chose a great one to write about and what a nice narration too...I still remember the Tonto and Lone Ranger dolls my dad got me for Christmas one year...I was mad when my older sister turned them both into bad guys! hahah...enjoyed! gwendolen

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 8:27:00 PM
    HA....i love this...PD

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 2:20:00 PM
    ah yes, the good old innocent days of youth! i can clearly hear the music that accompanied that "hi ho silver" and the way it made me feel. you've captured a slice of childhood very succinctly here, keith, and i love the poem!

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 1:11:00 PM
    Hi Kieth one of my favs to the lone ranger, also the A Team never got a spot of blood anyehere either, great loved it, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 11:55:00 AM
    Did you forget Tonto and Scout? love it.