I want to be a modern day hero; what a grandiose claim!
I want the white picket fence, with two lil’ monsters to boot,
I want to be the shoulder to cry on, and the callused hands to rely on,
I want to take on each challenge as a team because two minds are better than one,
I want to be Mr. Dependable and speak only words of support and encouragement,
I want to experience the breadth of human emotion, expressing myself fully,
I want to be the calm within the storm, solid in the face of adversity,
I want to walk an adopted pooch along the beach, fingers interlocked,
I want my words to reflect my inner transparency; honesty is key,
I want my actions to reflect only my principles, even if not in my best interests,
I want to selflessly improve my character, to benefit all those who interact with me,
I want to be a modern-day hero, such a shame that this is considered an ideal,
I dream of the day that the modern-day hero is not but a hero, but all men.