“He’s My Hero”

they come in many forms,
some wear uniforms,
some wear skirts,
some ride a bicycle to work,
some have bodyguards in their car,
some have shed decades of bitter tears,
some still have to do homework everyday,
some live in a shelter,
some call a refugee camp as their home,
some wear glasses,
some have four legs,
to her, however,
her hero was someone she shared a dream with,
a regular guy,
a brave and loyal man,
who took his vow to the highest test,
and left the rest of us with
a new meaning to
the legacy of heroes.

“Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

***Inspired by and dedicated to this amazing, heartbreaking, and sad story I heard this week: He\’s My Hero.  Let’s pray for her and everyone in areas affected by the recent series of tornadoes, not just for Joplin and not just from tornadoes this week. Tornadoes affect the whole community, not just a few families or houses. Click this map picture to the right to take you to a blog with more information on how to help.

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12 thoughts on ““He’s My Hero”

  1. War, Tsunami’s, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Hurricanes. Wild Fires, like is sporatic, traumatic, uncertain, devastating, precious, short.~Ames

  2. It’s easy to overlook our local heroes with all those fighting overseas, but as your piece so eloquently described, they come in all shapes and sizes. Such a tragic story of the husband giving his life in order to save his wife. That is what true love is about though. Wonderful job!

  3. hello Olive Tree… wonderful, thoughtful words.
    hey, so i’ve added your blog to our blogroll over at Poets United. I didn’t have an email address for you, but I wanted you to know. welcome!

  4. You are so keen to remember heroes other than those in the military. There are, indeed, angels who live among us. Thanks for the reminder.


  5. Oh my. I love this reminder tht a hero is not always someone wielding a weapon. Sometimes a hero is someone wielding a tender and thoughtful heart.

    This was amazing.

    I’m off to read moe of your writing.

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