Outgrowing Batman

Caped Crusader
Dark Knight
watchful protector
successful orphan

I fell in love with his character as a kid
because I couldn’t fight back
I wanted others to feel pain
for their slights against me
it wasn’t until I grew up that I
realized his villains were also in pain
and I saw his empathy and compassion
perhaps fists in the face wouldn’t do as well
as financial empowerment and mental health care
but what he represented to the victims was
a fighting chance

I read somewhere that we don’t need heroes anymore
we need caretakers
Leslie Thompkins who provide stability
not those who swoop in after the fact
so I say goodbye to Batman
his story a life raft to the child in my heart

Photo: Batman by maice lee [Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic]

Check out my collection of poetry, available on Amazon in digital and print.

Published by Christy Leos

Hi! I’m Christy Leos – Writer, Editor, and Author with a background in English Literature, social media, digital content creation, and access to justice work for marginalized communities. 📌When I write, I am the best version of myself; I am a storyteller.📌 📣 Work featured on LatinaMedia.Co, ABC13, Southern Laced, and InspirationalBlogs.com. With a liberal arts degree in English Language and Literature from Rice University, I’m grateful I’ve been given “the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: