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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
distress


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
unscathed


My life on the line


But your day I have saved





I've been alone for so
long


Not sure if I know how to
love


I'm only human


I don't come from above





They tell you they can't
die


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


They say for you, they'll
sacrifice


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
stone


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.
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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
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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.
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abysmal-scribe Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you
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ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :hug:
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Ellen-Souler Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LONG. But I liked it
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abysmal-scribe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you
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