Your Secret Superpower Is
Frenchness, mood swings,
and detachable arms.
Superhuman hearing, but only
when I’m trying to sleep.
The ability to look
on the bright side—
and, if I don’t see it,
I can shine a light.
To see, feel, touch and understand
the souls of all living things
I am the soul listener,
the encouragement whisperer
Wonder girl, costume and cape included,
my power is the ability to dance on command
I can twirl like a Dervish until the world wakes up
and there is love and peace around the world.
Sunrise brightened my bedroom
and the Doves chirped anew
I joined my feathered friends
in rhythmic avian song.
In the blink of an eye, I was outside,
Then another blink, I was back in.
I am surrounded by a clear light that repels sharp edges
and absorbs the scent of eucalyptus trees.
The Patient and I sit face to face and six feet apart.
I breathe into my heart and connect up with his heart.
His Aura is bright as he begins to stand upright.
The long battle is won.
The “Healing” has begun.
I wave my magic Harry Potter wand,
poof the coronavirus disappears.
Earth and Humanity breathe
I got out my crystal ball and predicted
the future: they’ve found a pill.
Tastes like strawberries, for Coronavirus.
Been keeping my psychic powers a secret
I can get something done by just planning to do it!
I don’t like to brag but I bend time;
things due today — presto— due
next week or never….
Tell me a lie and I will know
Like Pinocchio, your nose will grow.
No need to cry if you comply
Truth spoken; spell broken
My mouth opens and money comes out.
All for a hug, how much do you want?
…and then, to everyone’s astonishment,
I don’t say what it is I really want to say
Original prompt: You wake up to find you have a superpower. What is it?
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