How to Be a Superhero

Superhero Pic

These people have secret identities.

They do normal activities each day,

But every once in a while duty calls.

That’s when they put on a mask, cape, and suit.

Nobody knows who did all these good deeds.

They didn’t do them for fame or fortune.

They just did what they thought was right to do.


Bob saw a clever post that caught his eye.

He read it and enjoyed it. Bob was pleased.

Not a single like or follow. Wowwee!

So Bob liked the post and followed it, too.

Then he reblogged it for many to see.

More likes and follows came to the rescue.

It turned into a nice newbie welcome.


Suzy found a book with a huge sales rank.

Apparently, it hadn’t sold lately.

That didn’t mean it wasn’t worth reading.

So she decided to give it a shot.

Suzy thought it was a pretty good read.

She couldn’t think why the sales rank was high.

But she spread the word about the story.


One book in the search caught Joe’s interest,

But the poor book had just a single star.

Yet Joe didn’t turn his head in disgust.

He clicked on the link and examined it.

It actually looked just like what he sought.

So Joe gave it a try. He liked it much.

He left it five stars, brought the average up.


There are many superheroes out there,

Doing good deeds for strangers secretly.

Let us all give you a round of applause.

It doesn’t just involve blogging and books.

Just lending a helping hand when needed,

Or a random act of kindness. So sweet!

Even spreading smiles merits my handshake.


Chris McMullen, author of A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers, Vol. 1 (formatting/publishing) and Vol. 2 (packaging/marketing)

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