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The Superhero

Steve Rogers wanted to be a soldier, and after initial failure got selected for super soldier experiment in US military, Vita-ray dosing made him muscular. During WW II he toured the country in colorful costumes in fund raising campaigns. For his patriotic endeavor in national exigency, he was designated as Captain America. He proved his worth with amazing bravery, when he could alone free the war prisoners from the fortified fortress of the Hydra base of the Nazi General Schmidt, the Red Skull. The Captain’s mettle made him a superhero, but he needed a strong shield for protection against the enemy attacks, and he used a triangular one for a long time. He replaced the over-used old shield, getting from President Roosevelt a circular one, made of an alien inflexible metal vibranium, given by the King of Wakanda. The disc-shaped shield was indestructible, it had unique vibration absorption property, saved the Captain from life-threatening attacks, helped him to incapacitate the Red Skull. Lest he used the weapons of mass destruction, Rogers confronted Schmidt inside his aircraft that crashed in the icy Arctic sea. Schmidt vanished in space, Rogers disappeared. After seventy years of suspended animation, the Captain woke up in an old style hospital bed, imbibed the singular trait of unique avenger, befitting the extraordinary role of a superhero. ___________________ September 19, 2022 Contest : Superhero Or Supervillain Sponsored by : Robert James Liguori

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Date: 9/22/2022 11:13:00 PM
You picked the best superhero!
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Date: 9/18/2022 10:47:00 PM
Awesome poem! I love Steve Rogers/Captain America too. One of my many favorite superheroes. Loved his background story too. Enjoyed reading this poem. :)
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Subimal Sinha-Roy
Date: 9/19/2022 7:33:00 AM
Thank you,Julie for your appreciation.