Realms of Light
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!