Clark Kent, or rather, Superman as we all know him is my superhero. I was in grade five when I watched Superman Returns (I don’t read hero comics hehe) and the film started with Lois Lane who won an award for her article, Why The World Doesn’t Need Superman?
But today, I want to make my own with the reversed title: “Why The World Needs Superman?” that’ll apply to my sudden burst of drama. I never really understood myself. Sometimes I feel so alone, sometimes I feel jammed. Like three days ago, I was just sleeping in our classroom since we’ve no classes. I woke up and suddenly this idea/theme came to my mind. Guess I’m feeling a little dramatic at that time. (Btw, my favorite word is ‘feeling’/’feel’)
Reality check: Superman does not exist in real life. He’s a mere comic character come-to-life through cartoons and movies. There’s no such this as a man who landed on Earth from an unknown planet. I’m not even sure if there’s a kryptonite that can weaken a man of steel. And yeah, there’s no literal man of steel.
Yet, the world needs Superman. Why? Three reasons:
One, because he can save the world. Superman will risk his own life and happiness to fight villains who sabotage our peace. Superman stands up for dignity and promises. Just one shout, no matter where you are, he will come running to rescue you.
Two, Superman sacrificed his own love to live up to his duties. He left Lois Lane and let her marry another man to give her a normal happy life. He proved that sometimes letting go is easier to let other people carry on and move on and face reality. That there’s no sense in staying in a place which only offers you nothing but danger.
And three, the world needs Superman because every guy should make him as a role model.
I’ve no idea how boys’ minds work or what they want or like to do with their lives. Some of them are hardcore ignorant of other people’s feelings. Some of them are selfish and look up to themselves. Some of them do care. Others are just bipolar and downright jerk that’s very hard to contend with.
But if you’ll ask me? My world needs someone like Superman. I need someone like Superman. I need someone who can save me everytime I’m in danger. Not just in danger, but also when I feel alone in this world.
I need someone who’s sincere and true to his words. Someone who wouldn’t just say things to impress a girl but will do it well.
I need someone who can carry me up above to see the beauty of the world. Only, he won’t be able to do that because humans can’t fly unless they’re in planes or parachutes, etc. But maybe… someone who’ll do his best to do it for me.
My world needs someone like Superman who can sacrifice his own happiness and balance things between his own life and his girls’ life. Someone who doesn’t just think of his own feelings but also of the people around him.
And yes, I need a Superman that can still make me feel loved even if he’s in a very far away place. Even if I can’t reach him.
Does Superman still exist in this time, in this dimension? Is there still a guy out there who’s more than willing to stop a raging car from crashing and bumping the one he loves? Or maybe… “Superman” only exist in movies?
Dear Superman, if you still and do exist, then maybe you can save me right now. Maybe you can make me feel important even once in my life. Maybe not just mine but also the other girls’ heart. Someone who deserves it.
Dear Superman… if you really exist, I hope your sonar power can hear me so you will run fast to get me.
Yes, the world needs Superman because he’s every girl’s dream guy who never happened. And maybe, I deserve him too.
Superman, the world needs you. And I… Well, I need you.