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Heroes


Master Cerian Cantwr            


Chorus:
Heroes are sung of in legends,
Heroes are dreamed of in dreams.
Let each man who would be called 'hero'
Think well upon all it means.

Verses:
A hero's reputation is heavy,
For him expectations run high.
His shoes, they grow too big for filling,
And his height seems to stretch toward the sky.

A hero's supposed to be fearless,
Though his life with peril is fraught.
Can any man fulfil this legend -
Now was this the life that you sought?



A hero beheaded a monster,
While a man made an animal die.
Only one of these does birth a legend.
Just what is the difference and why?

The first man's acclaimed, not the second -
Though the two deeds, they were much the same.
Is it a matter of fame, or charisma,
Or a witness there praising his name?



For now that you're known as a hero,
Your quiet life is at an end.
You'll be sought out, respected, exalted -
But what man can just be your friend?

The name 'hero' can be a blessing.
The name 'hero' can be a curse.
Let each man who's lived with this honor
Decide if life's better or worse.


© 1998 Charles Grab
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