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No Country for Old Superman

there'll come a time
when superman will have to hang up his cape
all his friends would have long passed
other more younger super heroes will rise up
taking his place as the undisputed champion
not thinking much of their cocky attitudes
even though it reminds him of a younger self
it only confirms his greatest fear
 
becoming too fragile to fight like he used to
his relevance will quickly diminish
bored with his days he will pick up drinking
spending most nights alone
drunk in just his undies in an empty room
sometimes putting on old cartoons of himself
ones that depict him in his prime
 
he’ll look back on his life
thinking of his true love Lois Lane
smiling at old pictures of them flying around
the life they used to live
before she was struck with breast cancer
exploring relations with other women
but none that could replace her
 
one day he will be arrested for public indecency
finding himself the joke of the tabloids
he will then get clean
pick up healthier hobbies
meeting up for coffee at the local Starbucks
gathering with other forgotten heroes
 
all of life’s answers will finally become clear
when he realizes those that passed on
are the real lucky ones
and the living are the ones that are dead inside
imagining his gone friends on fluffy clouds
awaiting his arrival like they once did
 
yes, there’ll come a time
when he has learned all he could learn
save all he could save
give all the love he could give
then be forgotten about
fading away ungracefully into obscurity
awaiting to see what may come next
closing his eyes
accepting his undeniable fate
Written by DevilsChild
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Author's Note
An edit of a older poem.
https://youtu.be/VXhYbIkoNvY
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