I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.
Fabulous secrets were revealed to me, but somehow I never comprehended
Trying to defend the Universe was not my kettle of fish, all I ever did was pretended
I hate living in skulls and I prefer to be fully dressed
I can’t take a lightning strike which transforms me into a buffed up mess
Moving to metropolis probably was not the best thing to do
People kept on saying, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, but as I looked up it was only bird poo
The mayor gave me a blue suit and a phone booth to change
And said I must check out anything strange
I gave him back the suit and he held on to it tight
Because I was allergic to many other rocks than just kryptonite
I moved to Gotham City, thinking it would up my luck. That went splat
Because the black costume was just not for me, neither a cave filled with bats
I got a job as a scientist working with gamma radiation
I had a short love stint with a co-worker but quit, she was a total frustration
So she locked me in quarantine and zapped me with a few rays
Thinking I would shout SMASH and break everything in my way.
But all I got was a patch of green hair
My muscles deteriorated, I could not even balance myself on a chair
Things were just not working out, I simply could not take anymore
But then I knew I couldn’t quit when I passed that large hammer in the tool store
Somehow it reminded me of my brother named Loki
He was a real trickster but collected a lot of trophies
I would use this hammer to right every wrong
I really wanted to fight against evil, but instead I drove a nail in my hand
I was admitted in the hospital for a couple of days
While I was sleeping, an insect came down and bit me on the ears.
Wow, maybe now I can swing from building tops and stop a moving train, well, at least try.
But the doctor told me that I was bitten by a common fly
Two weeks later I walked into a scrap metal yard trying to make myself iron
I made a metal mask and went to work in it and my boss said I was fired
I just don’t know, is it me or my sexuality so I decided to cross the barrier
I transformed myself into a Princess amazon warrior
All I got was hit on, nothing more
Until one day the police found my body unconscious on the floor
I decided to quit the life of mayhem, but I still believe in justice and truth
For me, it was just a case of the Superhero blues.
© 2017 Clive Williams
Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 21, 2017:
Bill Holland. Thanks for reading the superhero blues
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 21, 2017:
So very creative! I still remember the day the TV Superman died. How can that be, I remember asking.
Happy Thanksgiving, Clive!
Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on November 18, 2017:
Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on November 18, 2017:
Very fun and well done.