Sunday, August 9, 2015

Elizabeth Esguerra Castillo writes

Soar High My Soul

In a world at times dim and overcast skies leave you feeling bewildered
Remain steadfast in your quest for reaching your ultimate dreams
The once small spectrum of dust on the ground can now fly high
Overwhelming enlightenment it has finally found!

I was yet this fragile sea gullet by the beach walking on by
As adults of my kind playfully scan the golden horizon
Soaring high above the seas was just a vague imagination
Fear crippling me up, in my mind harboring this wild consternation.

'Til the day I finally had this guts to spread my now strong wings
Hover over and skim the heavens above like Superman
Mightily tower over the skies and embrace the cottony clouds
That dance beside me as I do my stuff bringing me pure ecstasy! 

With these blue tinges all around me illuminating every flap
And the glaring rays of the King sun at my side
I feel I'm with the world and all hassles have just passed me by
My eternal soul was now set free and I have truly found my sanctuary!

1 comment:

  1. Jerry Siegel conceived of Superman in 1934 and developed the character with his close friend Joe Shuster, soon after their graduation from high school in Cleveland, but selling the idea was a long, frustrating process. Eventually, Vin Sullivan agreed to feature the character in ACTION COMICS No. 1 (dated June 1938, but actually appearing in newsstands on April 18) in exchange for $130 and a contract to provide additional stories over the next decade; as part of the agreement Siegel and Shuster gave up all rights to the concept. The comics publisher DC has featured the character in many comic books over the decades and has licensed it for use in comic strips, animated cartoons, radio and TV shows, movies, Broadway musicals, video games, character merchandise, and even a symphony by Michael Daugherty, making a large fortune in the process. Lawsuits between the creators (and their heirs) and the publisher have been ongoing.
    The original character was far less "super" than the one that eventually emerged. For example, at first he was only able to leap about 1/8 of a mile. However, in the early 1940s Max Fleischer was producing a series of animated Superman shorts and found it cumbersome (and time-consuming) to depict an earthbound superhero; at the studio's request, DC gave Superman the ability to fly.


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