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If Superman were to lose his cape,
No longer could he fly,
Nor could he leap tall buildings,
Nor jump a mile high.
You'd never see him on a ledge,
Nor on a window sill,
Heights would make him queasy,
And soon he'd be quite ill.

If this mighty, super being
Were a bird or aeroplane,
It'd matter not if he'd lost his cape,
For he'd fly just the same.
People wouldn't know 'twas him
When they looked up in the sky,
For they'd see the blur of flappings wings
Or a contrail way up high.

If Venus were his place of birth,
Not Krypton as we think,
He'd certainly look lovely
In the pretty colour pink.
Kryptonite would pose no threat
To this Venusian big cheese,
But the sweet scent of roses
Would bring him to his knees.

If this brawny man of steel
Lost his suit of red and blue,
He'd also lose his super strength
And be like me and you.
No longer could he boldly stop
A locomotive in its tracks,
If he saw a speeding bullet,
He'd have a heart attack!

If Superman were a portly gent,
He'd fit not in the booth,
He couldn't change his underpants
And that would be uncouth.
The extra pounds he carried
Would eventually wear him down,
And he wouldn't have the energy
To get up off the ground.

If this cosmic super hero
Lost his super x-ray sight,
He couldn't see the bad guys
As they sneaked around at night.
The crime rate would start rising,
We'd be safe never more,
Our streets would all be empty,
As we cowered behind locked doors.

If the guy in blue were bearded,
He'd bog down while in the air,
For birds and bugs would catch in
His flowing facial hair.
It wouldn't take very long
Before he'd start to cry,
Because of his embarrassment
As he fell down from the sky.

If Lois Lane had known of
Her true love's double life,
That reporter Kent was Superman,
She would have been Clark's wife.
She'd have borne him a daughter
Who'd fight crime around the world
And everyone would love her
'Cause she'd be a Super girl.

If Superboy had met his doom
When he was just a lad,
There would have been no Superman
To protect those good from bad.
If this champion of champions
Had nevr lived at all,
Crime and evil would prevail
As our nations all did fall.

If the Daily Planet's readers
Had known that Kent was Superman,
Circulation would have tripled
To meet the great demad.
Jimmy Olsen would have gloated,
For he'd been right, not wrong,
The super hero and his gentle friend,
Were the same man all along.

If Superman's arch-rival
--Lex Luthor was his name,
Had defeated the super hero,
He'd make him play his game.
The two would have joined forces,
And for evil they would fight,
To stamp out all the justice
And wrong all that was right!
© Copyright 2002 Linda L. Dowd - All Rights Reserved
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WOW!!! Oh my gosh, this is so clever and inventive, I love all the what ifs in this and wonder too if a Superman really existed, for I have read many of his comics before and love that superhero! (kiss on cheek) This is one of your best, sweet friend, God Bless You, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Linda, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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2 posted 08-28-2002 08:53 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

This is simply awesome!  Wow,  all the if's
of our super hero.......

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3 posted 08-29-2002 04:36 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

I was disappointed that this poem wasn't read by more of the other poets; however, I am thrilled by both of your comments. I graciously accept your kind words! Thank You!

Love, Light & Laughter
Linda
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4 posted 08-29-2002 07:29 AM       View Profile for LRbaba   Email LRbaba   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit LRbaba's Home Page   View IP for LRbaba

smile

very nice, linda

do you wear a cape when you write?
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5 posted 08-29-2002 11:24 AM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

You are right, very good for a smile...lots of Superman nostalgia and trivia here collected for your ponderings, enjoyed! Thanks for making sure I didn't miss this one!!!!

Whether on the shoal or on the shore,
I'll seek the lighthouse evermore.

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6 posted 08-29-2002 12:55 PM       View Profile for Tammy Blessing   Email Tammy Blessing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tammy Blessing

If Superman could see you now
though you might have took his cape
I think a super kiss and hug
you could not escape...
Loved this one!!
peace,love,light and happiness
Tammy
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Superman's a wus!
I know that for a fact.
When I fought him, (last month I think?),
I gave his skull a crack!

It's not that I'm so tough,
But I know how to fight.
(And my designer underwear,
Is made from Kryptonite)
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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
You truly are so kind!
I especially loved the poetry
It really blew my mind!

LLL
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9 posted 03-13-2010 07:26 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

Reading this makes me want to dig up my old comic book collection at my Ma`s house.  What would Superman do if he really had a beard?  One question though if I may be permitted.  Shouldn`t Superman wear goggles to prevent the bugs from getting into his eyes?  Gosh....look what you have done to me.  Here I am a grown man wondering about Superman!!!  Thanks for the fun.
 
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