In her poem, “Superpower”, Jade M. Wong asks (probably rhetorically):

If you could have any superpower,
What would your superpower be?

And because I’m one of those contrary people who immediately has to answer rhetorical questions, I thought I would answer in verse!

Source: [Poetry] Superpower


If I could have a superpower
A power of any kind
Without a doubt, I think I’d pick
The power to read your mind

I’d use my power for selfish reasons
To get ahead in life
Win millions on TV gameshows?
Hell yes, I’d do it blithe

But I think, as well, I’d use my gift
To try and do some good
That coma victim, now her family know
How she sends them all her love

Fiction’s greatest crime detectives
Would have nothing on me
“Miss Scarlet with the axe, your Honour?
She thinks we didn’t see”

And come to me for help rehoming
Unwanted dogs and kids
“No sir, they wouldn’t treat ’em right
Don’t listen to their fibs”

Then I would make a name for myself
Tell folk what they already know
“Of course he’s cheating, look at his face!”
On the Oprah Winfrey show

At the end of the day I’d go to bed
Knowing I’ve done my best
Sure, I can lead a horse to water
But change is up to the rest.


8 Comments on “Superpower

    • You did miss a very dark post about Akira, BTW. All my posts are down now, but more later. Meanwhile, I love your diversity. Poetry. Fiction. Do you mix a good drink as well? Waiting more regarding your timeline conundrums.


      • Damn, I did check your blog but figured I might’ve been too late to catch a couple. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I do make a good coffee, but the most mixing I do with drinks is adding ice to whisky!

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  1. I’m stunned. As always, you impress me with your poetry chops! Being able to read minds is up there in my Top 3 Superpowers for sure.

    P.S. I love your background! I don’t know if you had the background for a while and I just never noticed, but I think it’s so fitting for your blog ๐Ÿ˜€


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