Ode to a Hero Poem
- Write a poem honoring a hero. You can choose a hero of the past, and unsung hero, or a present day hero.
- Use this poem to tell why this person is a hero to you.
- Your poem must be a MINIMUM of 12 lines.
- There are no rhyme scheme or meter requirements, but you can choose one if you like.
So will die a hero who helped shake the earth
a natural born hero, straight from his birth
he lived during the depression, lived a good plain life
he fought on the beaches of Normandy, with his knife
he built my house, with his bare hands
dynamite aided him by blowing up the lands
he's strong as an ox, but he's dying still
by a nasty cancer, maybe this is God's will
he gave us many fond memories, lots to share
do i blame God? no, for i know he does care
is it right to keep him here? i think it selfish of me
but i foresee that God's motives some don't care to see
he will not die of bullet wounds, or from old age
but from pancreatic cancer, rubbing out life's page
when he does die, i know i will be in the thick of funeral plans
for i am the family church goer, they trust my spirituality spans
my hero supports me, even though earth's future is bleak
to take charge of anything, i find i am at best really meek
am i worthy of such a high task? maybe i am
but i know my hero did the same for uncle Sam
what makes my hero so great? is it his role in war, or in life's dismal space
no, it is much deeper, i cannot even begin to explain, only heaven's place
My hero is my Dad.
He is the rock in my world
and the pillow of my sleep.
He is the Cadillac of my highway
and the lighthouse of my travels.
My dad is the Superman of comic books
And the train engine that keeps me on the
He is bandage that mends all hurts
and the computer disk of all I need to know.
My day, my hero!
My Very Own Hero
My hero is with me always,
Running interference for the conflicts in my life.
My hero never lets me down,
Even during those moments when I don't return the favor,
Sometimes my hero watches me silently,
Allowing me to fall flat on my face.
There are times that I want to:
Run away or repair old wrongs.
Those are the times when my hero speaks
to me and helps me to decide the right thing to do.
My hero is a good friend.
My hero is my conscience.
My hero is Me, Myself, and I!