The Traveling Hero

I need you
more than the sky needs stars to light up the night
more than a bird needs its wings for an enduring winter flight

You give me strength
when I can no longer stand against the cruelties of the day
your steady hands lift me up and carry me the rest of the way

I need your light
like a figure of gold, your mercy is never done
in a world full of darkness, you shine like the sun

I wish you could stay
I know that others need your grace and so you must go
but I hope your aware I will miss you so

You are like no other
I hope you help another child in need
just like you so willingly did for me

I am glad I had the honor of knowing you
and thankful for the lessons I learned
so I will wait anxiously for you to return

Todays poetry contest submission was written by Alex Capelouto.


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