Wes Thompson

Rookie (Columbus, Ohio)

A Hero Is One Who Falls Asleep With His Shoes On - Poem by Wes Thompson

When dusk dissolves the last shreds of light,
Do heroes lay awake at night?
Or do they dream, brilliant days to come-
With a winning smile, good deeds all done?
Perhaps defeat creeps with them to bed,
As a rusty nail in the back of their head.
Maybe all they wish at night,
Is for dawn to kill their dreamless fright.
Mayhap they do not wish at all,
As full moons unwind and fate befalls.
For surely all taste Fate's stale breath-
No might of man may outlast Death.
All men, no doubt, serve God's demand,
And are wrung like wet socks into Life's thirsty hands.

Comments about A Hero Is One Who Falls Asleep With His Shoes On by Wes Thompson

  • Rookie - 12 Points Onelia Avelar (7/2/2008 8:28:00 AM)

    I would say a perfect poem + ingenuity in verses! (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,650 Points john tiong chunghoo (3/30/2008 5:34:00 AM)

    not really a perfect poem there are lines that show your ingenuity in verses.
    keep on wes. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (3/29/2008 8:15:00 AM)

    What Mr Sands said. t x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Agnes Török (8/1/2007 4:19:00 PM)

    Your language in this poem is so exacte, it paints seuch a picture. It really is a beautiful poem.
    You've really got a great talent, never doubt that.
    Thank you for your words.
    /Agnes (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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