Helix, a short story by JJ. Date added: 2010-05-06. Times viewed: 1201.
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Blam! Pow! Zap! Go the pictures,
good over evil every time, like life,
I wish it were just like life.
Perhaps in other countries it works just like that,
other worlds where superheroes reign
who decides what's good, what's bad,
what superheroes defend?
It's a sign of the times
how heroes have changed since I was a boy,
Superman, clean cut defender of American justice,
now, they don't think there is any justice,
surely its always been that way?
The laws haven't changed
so we must have.
I once tried to be a real live hero,
defender of misfortune,
the guiding light.
I only found myself fighting the law,
being attacked by those I tried to defend.
Some people deserve to die
though I'm against the death penalty of sorts,
would vigilantes absolve this cursed Earth
or drive her further into the depths of Hell?
I heard a lady once try and ban the world,
she claimed it was corrupting her son.
we all share the same global sphere
yet some of us are good and some of us are bad.
I tried to figure out what I was,
the saint versus sinner analysis
but for the life of me, I couldn't work it out,
for every good deed, I remember a bad.
Someone once told me good deeds were selfish,
they only ease a guilty conscience,
that's bad I think.
The real world glosses over beauty,
it has the fascinating habit of turning simple acts
into futile complications.
I read my comic book.
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