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Drew, that 'hero'

November 18, 2021
By Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-


There are men who act like heroes

Trying to save their bona fide Juliets like absolute Zorros

 

One such blockhead was Drew

His collegemate Cassia he wanted to bill and coo

 

One day, with friends they were in a restaurant

Drew’s rival Nick told him that for Cassia he would taunt

 

Drew treated the matter with scorn

Until Cassia shouted, “Stop, Nick. My heart is so torn.”

 

At that moment, Drew thought in a different way,

“What if I save Curvy Cassie’s day?”

 

Like a thunderbolt, he did move

Like a horse with a slippery groove

 

His quenched hand punched Nick’s wench-man

Breaking fragile tables made of glass, Dear Gwen

 

The restaurant was all helter-skelter

From the plates flying without wings, we had to find shelter

 

Click! Clack! Punch! Crunch! Punch! Punch!

People could no longer, munch, munch, munch

 

Was there no restaurant other, in town?

For his especial, why did he break my restaurant down?

 

I will have to pay back to the people

When I think of the repairs, I might turn purple

 

To my fresh notes, I have to kiss goodbye

To work more shifts, I cannot just try

 

Cassia might be thinking that Drew is her Romeo

But my wife Gwen, she’d high-pitch to me like a broken stereo

 

Why did Romeo wreck my life for a fat chick?

If she were in my chef hat, he’d be her Capulet, I think

 

But, even if they get together or go apart

Drew’s fake heroism broke my restaurant and my heart .


The author's comments:

Many people these days think that if they fight for damsels in distress, they become heroes. But, fighting is not true heroism. If you ever want to be a hero, trust yourself and support the person instead of fighting for that person's attention. Many people face losses due to those people who call themselves 'heroes' and fight. This poem is narrated by a person who faced such a loss. That makes this poem sound like a comedy. But, We must be aware of those losses and we must never fall for the traps of those type of heroes. But, that doesn't mean there are no people with real heroism. We must appreciate the true superheroes of our life.

With that subject, I dedicate this poem to Dad and Mom who are the first of Superheroes and Superheroines in my life. I also dedicate this poem to my Grandparents who passed away, namely Rahmath Appa, Reyal Appa, Shariff Appa and Samma Wapamma. May the Almighty bless them. They were and were mentioned as the true superheros of our family. They would be really happy to see my piece in the Teen Ink Website. I also dedicate this poem to all the readers of Teen Ink.


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 6 at 8:35 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@eNVythe1, thank you...🌷🌷🌷

eNVythe1 GOLD said...
on Apr. 5 at 1:08 pm
eNVythe1 GOLD, Temecula, California
15 articles 3 photos 17 comments
love how your poetry really describrs actuall people in the world

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 24 at 6:03 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@TheRareBreed, thank you...✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻

on Mar. 22 at 2:02 pm
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
38 articles 0 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I guess that means we're just products of whoever made us and we don't have much control. The thing is, when people use that phrase, they ignore the most critical part: the falling. Within the logic of that saying, the apple falls every single time. Not falling isn't an option. So, if the apple has to fall, the most important question in my mind is what happens to it upon hitting the ground? Does it touch down with barely a scratch? Or does it smash on impact? Two vastly different fates. When you think about it, who cares about its proximity to the tree or what type of tree spawned it? What really makes all the difference, then, is how we land.”
― Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen

Your bringing this world together @Afra, Keep it up friendorino.

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 14 at 4:54 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Rain_Hanahaki, Thank you for commenting!!!🤩🤩🤩

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 14 at 4:52 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@AmaraKwameTheOnlyOne, thank you so much...Yeah, in that poem, Kagwa's character is what inspired me to write this...Thanks for commenting...💖💖💖

on Mar. 13 at 11:47 pm
Rain_Hanahaki SILVER, Plainfield, Illinois
6 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Give up on your dreams and die" -Levi

This made my day, it is so accurate that it's kind of scary. This screamed 'toxic masculinity' to me and about how much of a social construct gender dynamics are.

on Mar. 13 at 2:47 pm
AmaraKwameTheOnlyOne GOLD, Durban, Other
10 articles 1 photo 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind.
– Kwame Nkrumah

@Afra, ROTFL!!! This is hilarious but also a bitter truth. Makes me remember the poem the huntsman by Edward Lowbury in which through humour he tries to give a serious message just like you here, showing us the negative side of what happens when guys becomes so-called heroes for those damsels in distress. Again, whenever I see a fight scene like the one here in which a guy tries to be a so-called hero for a girl and causes a mess just like the flying plates which you have exaggerated here, I shall remember you. ;)

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 10 at 10:18 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@aalaazah1, thank you so much dear...♡♡♡

on Mar. 10 at 6:24 am
aalaazah1 PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
31 articles 2 photos 147 comments

Favorite Quote:
where words fail music speaks
success is a journey, not a destination

when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it too - ARIANA GRANDE

If you are able to look yourself
in the mirror every day
with the decisions that you make,
that's where power starts - SELENA GOMEZ

Before you judge people judge yourself - ZAYN MALIK

haters will say what they want, but their hate will
never stop you from chasing your dream- JUSTIN BIEBER

If you follow your dreams,
it means you follow your heart.
if you do follow your heart,
I don't think you can go wrong- CELINE DION

I love this poem, and this poem's verse "like a thunderbolt, he did move" gave me the feeling of the poem Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson...

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 10 at 4:36 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Reesee, Thank you...

Reesee GOLD said...
on Mar. 9 at 8:10 pm
Reesee GOLD, Cicero, New York
12 articles 3 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Love and Hate are two sides of the same coin."

I love this poem so much, you did great. It's relatable and works. Great job!!!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 4 at 11:12 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@WolvesRain, Thank you for commenting...♡♡♡

on Mar. 4 at 7:25 am
WolvesRain ELITE, Walton, Kentucky
117 articles 1 photo 190 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works." Virginia Wolf

Hi! I don't know I'd you remember but you commented on my work once so I read yours! Your work is absolutely amazing!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 15 at 12:20 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@hyacinth-girl, Thank you so much...💝💝💝

on Feb. 14 at 4:58 pm
hyacinth-girl GOLD, Marlborough, Massachusetts
14 articles 13 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
‘My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!’
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

love this poem. esp the onomatopoeia, it brings the scene to life. the point is well made and v funny, some guys do feel like they have to go a bit crazy to show affection/prove themselves lol.

ps: thank u for your lovely comments on my page, you really made my day! :)

i’ve been reading your stuff, i love all your reflections and poems on school. they remind me of old english college poems. keep writing <3 📝

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 7 at 8:41 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@LolaQueen526, Thank you for commenting and I do agree with you...

on Feb. 7 at 7:50 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

@Afra, I love this poem. It says the bitter truth in a funny way. Some guys just fight for their selfishness and never think of others. Still, not all guys are the same. Most use their brains than their muscles these days.
And the flying plates made me ROTFL! 🤣🤣🤣

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Dec. 3 2021 at 11:04 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
64 articles 6 photos 1448 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Guykcugvkghvhgvghmv Thank ya