You aren’t a hero…

My old poem/2017/

You aren’t a hero
God-alike, extra-strong Hercules
You are “an average Joe”
Holding champagne and
Sinking in self-discovery, pretentious chat
And a blurred haze of memories. 

Today you are epic, almost perfect 
Tomorrow you are classical
And by the time I finish my poem –

You aren’t a hero
Until you know the answers –
What my heart desires…

You are a fish that can’t swim.


Because there’s no raging ocean.
Not on your side.
Never on your side.

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44 Responses

  1. That’s great, Victoria.

    You are a fish that can’t swim.

    Because there’s no raging ocean.
    Not on your side.
    Never on your side.


  2. Scarpoe says:

    That’s a nice slice of humble pie for any dude trying to game your system. I like it, very well done my friend.

  3. Maybe he thinks he is.

  4. Ink Craft says:

    😆 very interesting .

  5. Sorryless says:


    DAY-UM girl! That is some poetic detonation going on right there.

    Sweet and deadly. It’s the perfect combination, really.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Oldie but goodie 🙂 at least says lots about ‘so called Don-Juan-heroes’ around us… & about “superiority” in general;)

      • Sorryless says:

        I’m glad to be a man of a certain age who once thought himself to be a Don Juan. Until I got my ass handed to me enough times to know better.

        The superiority complex, I never had that. Because I think it’s fueled by the inferiority complex, really.

        Glad you went back and found this, it’s fantastic.

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        I was DonJuan too, once. Eh

        Hope u’ll continue to share your “DJ-adventures” of the past 🙂

        And thank you – working on the poetry book, that’s why decided to post it.

      • Sorryless says:

        I believe you.

        You betcha, and thanks for the props on it.

        Your book will sizzle. Go get em sistah!

      • Victoria Ray NB says:


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  6. A fish that can’t swim? Definitely not a hero! Love this, Ray. 💙😀

  7. Excellent call out for an arrogant ass. Well done.

  8. kinkyacres says:

    Hell has a room for the “arrogant”…………….just a little south of nowhere!

  9. Edwin says:

    Nice job.

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