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ODE TO A HERO

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ODE TO A HERO

MAVERICK FREE VERSE

A hero is not each man
Lying on green battlefields
With chest riven, bloody hands
Waving at his honoured Death.
A hero is that man,
Who grasps his broken sword
And fights fiercely, without remorse
The demons drowning like a flood 
The island of his soul.
He who dares to wake the sleeping dragons,
Only to struggle against their fire,
Even if ash is the last flavor he'd taste,
His spot next to Peace reserves and merits.
Heroic only are the eyes which sight
Those lands of Glory,
Lying only few steps away
From the Other Side of the stone world.
With David's bare hands
A hero angrily attacks against Goliathic fears,
Seeking the final redemption, the brightest triumph
For his troubled, divided soul.
Within a Solitude, never to be restored
A lonely rider chases the fifth Season.
Blessed is this man, who cries
With Heaven tears of freedom,
Tenderly embracing his fragile human traces.
Is there any deed more gallant, after all?

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  1. Date: 5/9/2011 1:53:00 PM
    Wow, this is inspiring! It really makes me think.

  1. Date: 5/7/2011 7:20:00 PM
    congratulations very inspiring

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 11:54:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 3:59:00 AM
    Congratulations Valeria on your win in Jimmy's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 5:02:00 PM
    Maybe the man who refuses to kill another? [no matter don't mind me] It is an excellent write and I'm glad to see you take the honor. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 4:29:00 PM
    This poem has an ancient hero kind of sound...could be a few different time periods. Lovely. Favorite parts-the ash taste-spot next to peace, Goliathic fears. Salute to you. This is a beauty. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:29:00 AM
    Really like the way your describe what makes a hero, Valeria. Congratulations on your win in the contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/17/2011 7:24:00 AM
    Congratulations Valeria on your win in the "Maverick Free Verse" contest sponsored by John Moses Freeman. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:45:00 PM
    Great writing here. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:34:00 PM
    Congrats Valeria on your fantastic win in the Maverick Free Verse contest ..an exciting entry luv.. enjoy ...

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 8:20:00 PM
    congrats on this wonderful winner, Harry

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on the sixth place win in the contest of john, valena

  1. Date: 3/16/2011 6:07:00 PM
    So great to see you in the winning circle Valeria. Congratulations on your worthy poem's sixth place win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/1/2011 10:49:00 PM
    Many congrats Valeria in Drakes contest with this maginative write my friend. Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 2:25:00 PM
    Congrats Valeria on your HM in Drake's contest with this superb write my friend.. enjoy your very special honor luv...

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 12:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on the HM win in the contest of bDrake, valeria

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 12:30:00 PM
    Beautiful job Valeria. Good to see you honored again. Congratulations on your worthy poem's honored success in Drake's inspiring contest. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/28/2011 12:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Drake's contest Valeria. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/24/2011 9:51:00 AM
    Congratulations Valeria, on your well deserved win for your poem in Debbie Guzzi's contest "Anything Goes". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/15/2011 11:32:00 AM
    Anyone who has the courage to fight evil influences is indeed a hero, Valeria. Congratulations on your win in Deb's contest! Love, Carolyn

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