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Today is our first Tuesday of the challenge, and I like to do a Two-for-Tuesday prompt on Tuesdays. You can write to the first prompt, the second prompt, both prompts, or whatever tickles your fancy. Here are the prompts:
- Write a super hero poem.
- Write a super heroine poem.
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Here’s my attempt at a Super Hero and/or Super Heroine poem:
So it’s kind of weird that Thor
is suddenly a woman, not that it’s hard
to visualize a long-haired man
suddenly being a long-haired woman:
I mean, it happens, right? But
in Norse mythology Thor is a hammer
wielding guy who’s married to Sif,
a golden-haired goddess. Now Thor
is a hammer wielding goddess,
but maybe–like so many things–
I should’ve seen this coming,
because I lived through the ’80s
and watched Adventures in Babysitting
in which Sara runs around with her
little Thor helmet and hammer
and eventually teaches him
the value of cutting someone
a break. So it’s kind of weird
that Thor is a woman, but maybe
we should’ve known all along.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of the poetry collection, Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He edits Poet’s Market, Writer’s Market, and Guide to Self-Publishing, in addition to writing a free weekly WritersMarket.com newsletter and poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine.
He has been to his share of comic conventions, comic shops, and still reads an issue here and there. He’s always been a bit more DC than Marvel, but they’re all good (even–maybe especially–the indies).
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