This poem of mine was originally published in my co-authored book, Echoes of Time: A Collection of Rhyme (2009), in Chapter 9: Echoes of Heroism, as part of a small series of poems that I entitled the Hero Saga. While the poem preceding this one in that saga is entitled, September’s Heroes, and is about September 11, I wanted to post this poem instead as a small commemorative for the ten year anniversary of that tragic day. Why choose this poem? Because I feel that God created many, many more heroes ten years ago today. All of the firemen, policemen, rescue workers, and everyday citizens that rallied together that day, both those who gave their lives and those that survived, seem like heroes to me.
When God Wants More Heroes (Tenth in the Hero Saga)
Sometimes God gets lonely in heaven there above, And decides He wants more heroes for everyone to love.
So He looks at all the people that He created on this land, An decides who will make a hero to fight for His mighty hand.
Some will be religious and He’ll make them into saints, Then take them from this world away from all its taints.
Others will be soldiers that surrender to God’s will, And they will become a hero fighting up that battle hill.
Some will be the children that teach us how to love, Who God then takes to be with Him up above.
And sometimes He has to test us to see who a hero will make, By letting natural disasters leave devastation in their wake.
For that is when ordinary people become hero’s overnight, As they rally together to help others against their plight.
So God creates His hero’s and then takes some of them home, But we still must love Him for He never leaves us on our own.
And next time God wants a hero, who knows it might be you, But first you must pass His test to prove your heart is true. ©Donna M. Monnig