Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Epiphany

I cant fly. Or see through walls.
I tried to fly once, actually I threw Justin off the roof first to see if the bushes were soft enough to land in. They weren't.
So I flew down to the mattress after Justin got back from  the hospital.
I have tried my whole life to see through walls, but I cant even manage clothing so walls are pretty much a no go.
I cant run really fast, or hear hardly at all, or even catch bullets. Shit, I cant even DODGE bullets.
I learned pretty early in life that I was not a superhero.
I also am not very smart. So knowing that I wasn't a superhero didn't stop me from trying.
In 9th grade I got the holy hell beat out of me by a teacher. Because I stood up for another kid.
Learned a huge lesson there.
Teachers, for the most part. Are not your friend.
A year after that I got the living tar whaled out of me by a policeman. For refusing to tell him who had thrown a hanky at his car. I didn't tell him, because I didn't know.
Learned a huge lesson there.
Cops, for the most part. Are not your friends.
In high school I had to fight 4 guys at once. Cause the three guys that were with me r-u-n-o-f-t.
HUGE lesson there.
For the most part. Friends are not your friends.
For a superhero, this would have all been cake.
I learn slowly however.
In 9th grade, my 7th grade brother fought two teachers and got slapped down next to me. Because he is my brother.
Learned a life lesson there.
Brothers, for the most part. Are forever.
A year after that, after I had been beat senseless by a policeman. I watched two of my Uncles hold my Dad back while a third calmly explained to the policeman that it was lucky thing for him he was a cop, and why.
Learned a Giant lesson there.
Families can be pretty cool.
In High school, I was left on my own and was feeling sore afraid. Fighting four guys is not fun, when five guys came and rescued me.
Had an epiphany with this one.
Friends, can be as good as Family.

4 comments:

Didactic Pirate said...

This is the first post I've ever read here. It instantly provokes many questions. I'll clearly need to go back, read earlier posts and learn more about.

One thing that's pretty obvious right away: you're a badass, dude.

Miss Nikki said...

Sometimes I can see the future... And yours is bright!

p.s. look at me talking like a cheesy Hallmark card... Or an even tackier pick-up line!

Krissy said...

I think it's safe to say you are not a superhero, bud. But I am damn sure looking forward to reading more about these adventures.

Krissy said...

Glad you found me on Studio30+, btw.