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What makes a hero?

distorted narratives

By Brin J.Published about a month ago 1 min read
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every hero has a story

crucibles, sculpting their moral fiber

leaving their legacies written in stone-

inspiring the masses

placed on pedestals, painting their villains as evil

spreading narratives about their righteous side of the conflict...

every hero also has an untold story, eclipsed by their valiant feats

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(Disclaimer: since Vocal wants transparency (as they should), here's the AI-assisting tools I use: ProWritingAid and QuillBot are both on my Google extensions. Neither wrote my poem for me.)

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About the Creator

Brin J.

I have a few stories and poems inside me that I want to share. Maybe, if I'm lucky, they'll reach people who'll enjoy them. 📖

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  • Flamance @ lit.25 days ago

    Awesome story I like it congratulations 🎉🎉

  • Thavien Yliaster26 days ago

    Makes me think that all the heros screwed over the ecosystems and removed pivotal creatures from their environments. The hydra could be an apex predator in its swampy wetlands, but what else was it sustaining or preventing from running amuck? Same with the strongest lion that Hercules killed. Then think about animals such as the thylacine, Ibex, and even a species of ox that went extinct during the Roman Era. Plus, wooly mammoths went extinct after the pyramids. Babylonians be talking about rivers of wealth, but they didn't protect the natural wealth of the world. Plus, think about all of the other cultures that existed in peaceful harmony until a group of people labeled them as "other."

  • Cathy holmes29 days ago

    That last line, it's so true. Well said.

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    What a cool concept and take on the challenge! Excellent acrostic!

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Damn, Brin! This is genius...so full of truth, power and a bittersweetness! Well done on a unique take on the challenge! Loved it so much, pal!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Gosh this was so powerful and poignant! So true as well! Loved your Acrostic!

  • This was a really unique take on the challenge Brin! Nice work!

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Yes!! So much truth to your words...which is kind of sad, really. Wonderful entry!!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Well, that's a truth bomb if ever there was one. Great acrostic, Brin!

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