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I can't swing from a web

I can't stop a train

Compared to them

I'm pretty plain

My cape is black

Just like my past

Compared to them

I'm frail as glass

I can't fly or run

With inhuman speed

But when you're in

It's me you see

A light beckons me

High up in the sky

And away I rush

Knowing that I might die

Bullets whiz by me

My skill keeps me

My life on the line

But your day I have saved

I've been alone for so

Not sure if I know how to

I'm only human

I don't come from above

They tell you they can't

I don't know if I'll make
it out alive

They say for you, they'll

They don't know pain,
don't believe their lies

I have no laser vision

I have no special powers

only the will

To fight off the cowards

I can be broken

My only weakness isn't a

But you, I'll defend

And you alone

These nemeses

I will fight

All for you

I am your Dark Knight

I've always referenced my military uniform to a batman suit, and it has resulted in a nickname of sorts. I use batman as a metaphor for soldiers because he's the only superhero who has no extra powers and has to look death in the face everyday.
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ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:salute: Thank you for your service. My family and the military go way back.

Second, this poem is awesome. It makes me think not only of soldiers, because you're right, they're exactly like Batman, but of my boyfriend. Everything you wrote, he does, too. He's not a soldier, but he's a hero in his own right.
abysmal-scribe Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome? haha I never really know how to respond to ppl's gratitude for what I do... I just do what I do I guess. I actually wrote this for my girlfriend, she views me as a superhero who can do no wrong and this was just my reminder that I am human and will never claim to be above that. I got tired of hearing the "I'm superman" comparison. superman, yes can do a lot, but risks almost nothing since the only thing that can kill him is a rare, unearthly rock. batman, on the other hand is very much so human and can die in any given fight. he knows sacrifice that no other hero knows and that's why I chose him
ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, in any case, it is a well-written poem, and it expresses what you want it to express quite well. :)

That's what my boyfriend says, too. I view him as a superhero, but he reminds me he's got flaws, too.
abysmal-scribe Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you
ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :hug:
Ellen-Souler Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LONG. But I liked it
abysmal-scribe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you
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