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
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Copyright © Subimal Sinha-Roy | Year Posted 2022
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