The day he wore his costume and
Used powers of one kind
His mother called him “Spider Man!”
And he said “I’ll save the world!”
So he was sent to save the world and everything.
That very night in his room
And brewed…and brewed
Until the room was full of trouble
And the people needed saving everywhere.
And an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for him
And he sailed off through night and day
And in and out of weeks
And almost over a year
To where the superheroes are
And when he got to the place where the superheroes are
They tied their colorful capes
And used their incredible powers
And donned their colorful tights
Till the child said “Be Still!”
And tamed them with the magic trick of tying his Spiderman belt all by himself
And they were humbled and called him
“The most super-est of superheroes.”
“And now,” cried he, “Let the wild saving start!”
And they saved a kitty up a tree.
And they saved a friend who was feeling sad.
And they saved a ball that went over the fence.
“Now stop!” he said and sent the superheroes
off to save the world by themselves.
And he was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.
And from far away across the world he heard his Mom calling
So he gave up being the super-est of all the superheroes.
But the superheroes cried: “Oh, please don’t go!
We need your help to be superheroes!”
But he said “No!”
The superheroes tied their colorful capes and
used their incredible powers and donned their colorful tights
but the child stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye.
And sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks
and over a day and into the night of his very own room
where he found his Mommy waiting for him.
And she was ready with a hug.