Trevor Schulte

(7/28/87 / California)

Heroes


In life we all strive
to be something essential
Trying to stretch our limits
to the full potential
We want to be that one person
who others admire
becoming the idol
that will always inspire
We all carry this flame
to better our name
and be the influence
that is always proclaimed
Yet we cut ourselves short
throwing our ambitions aside
Having a self-condemnation
that makes us fall back and hide
We feel the world creeping up
and saying that we can't
putting a dimmer
on our idealistic rant
They say no
you can't be the hero
you have and always will
amount to being a zero
Its like they put a label
that heroes only save
Only heroes will fix the problems
and keep people from their grave
But did you ever think
that maybe your life is
that maybe your superpower
is being a whiz
All the time you spend
out helping others
teaching, disciplining
friends and brothers
may actually save them
from their own sin
making them feel whole
and refined again
Perhaps all the time
you sit and humbly listen
May be the time
that you most glisten
All the countless hours
you kneel and pray
can possibly be pushing
your friend's cancer away
Maybe the modesty
that you carry out
Is turning you into a hero
without a doubt
And maybe you should give yourself
more credit than you get
Because you will always be a hero
even if you don't want to admit

Submitted: Saturday, March 17, 2007
Edited: Thursday, February 03, 2011

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  • JoAnn McGrath (3/17/2007 10:35:00 PM)

    Another good one Trevor
    What we think is something small
    In God's eyes is very TALL
    T Y (Report) Reply

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