Recipe for a Hero
By Michelle Garren Flye
Take shackles and guns in a jungle—
Add a lifetime of service.
Make a decision no one likes
Because you feel it’s right.
Stir ‘til smooth.
Take a stand for someone else—
Even if it costs you your love.
Make a play for the disadvantaged
Because you know what’s right.
Blend all well.
Take a seat and keep it long past
When others have given up.
Make life difficult for those around you
Because they want you to go away.
Shake ‘em up.
Take care, false heroes and prophets—
You don’t belong in this dish.
Make your way to the right side of history
Before the heat gets turned up on you.
Fire it up.