Joseph A. Pinto

barflypoet & author of dark fiction


Man of Steel
why won’t you come down from
your perch high above Metropolis
save me
I have desperately tried to fly in your cape
but you left me no field guide and
in this world I need to be more than just
a hero
Do you remember when
I gazed upon you with wonder
an unflinching conviction that you were no
mere man
Please can’t you see
how hard I struggle to soar and
I’ve no currents with which to take flightβ€”
a cry
And from my booth I dash
carrying this child in my arms
shielding her from life’s evils, forever
her guardian
imperfect savior;
to the skies I search in vain
bemoaning mine.


Β© Copyright 2014 Joseph A. Pinto. All Rights Reserved.

20 thoughts on “Savior

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Sheri! πŸ™‚

  1. jaimiengle says:

    Raw emotion…a very cool analogy and man can I relate!!

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Jaimie πŸ™‚ Thank you…it ain’t easy trying to fly…

  2. A heartrendingly beautiful poem, Joe :}

  3. Joseph Pinto says:

    Thank you Nina πŸ™‚ Bruises and all, I still run from my phone booth… πŸ™‚

  4. Thomas Brown says:

    I do love your poetry, Joe. It never fails to stir emotion in this reader. This poem is no exception.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you so much, Tom, that’s very kind of you πŸ™‚ I just write, I never make a conscious effort to stir emotion in anyone, let alone myself…but I do think that may be the trick. Emotion is a raw, unpredictable beast, after all πŸ™‚ Thank you for your support!

  5. poesravenlady says:

    Such beautiful agony. You two are so blessed … each one saving the other.

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you knidly, Ms Raven’s Lady πŸ™‚ Yes, that is me in a nutshell…beautiful agony lol πŸ™‚ Thank you for reading!

  6. Rachna says:

    Wistful and filled with despair … And yet so beautiful. Is despair and longing always beautiful…or is the raw expression of those is what is beautiful? πŸ™‚

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hello Rachna! Thank you for reading! And you’ve left with me my own beautiful question to ponder. Trust me, ponder I will…
      I appreciate all your support! πŸ™‚

  7. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    within this world of chaos, I think the hero is the one who knows he is just human being the best he can and being true that calling
    as you question, do you feel the imperfection as what perfection really is…
    I enjoyed your thoughts….
    Take care….You Matter…

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Hi Mary, thank you for reading ‘Savior’ πŸ™‚

      I simply believe that some people are cognizant that they are meant to be more; perhaps that makes them a hero from afar


    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Annie! πŸ™‚

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    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      Thank you very much, Maggie! πŸ™‚

  9. marcus says:

    very cool write…((awhoooo))

    1. Joseph Pinto says:

      lol I appreciate your enthusiastic support, Marcus! πŸ™‚

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