Ode to our Crownless Heroes


My humble tribute to our modern heroes: the health workers, the police, the delivery people, and all such persons who risk their lives in service to humanity in these trying times.

Ode to our crownless heroes

Ode to our Crownless Heroes

As the brutal legion
bearing crown-like spikes
rages war and chaos
Our heroes fight.
Their shields are scrubs
their capes, masks
their powers, grit
and caring, golden hearts.
Yet they tire and weep
they fear, they get dismayed
and just like us mere mortals
their lungs lose the battle.
Crownless they may be
yet heroes forever still
come, let’s, their courage sing
in ever remembrance.
  • Mayumi Cruz / April 2, 2020

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