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Hero (part 1)

It's a damn shame most modern men have lost
the will to forge a bold and righteous heart.
Perhaps the paths of virtue have been tossed
because so few are masters of the art.

In myth and lore, the hero is a man
of spirit pure, and wise with strength to spare.
A hollow shell we seem, much weaker than
this mighty oak who lives without a care.

What then unites these two who seem to share
no mutual resource from which to draw?
What drives a man of bone and flesh to dare
to flout the claw and fang of Natures Law?

The churches churn out sheep who know their place,
so keen to lean on institution's arm.
No midnight vigil contemplating Grace
disturbs their sleep, to no one's great alarm.