Even Heroes Need a Backup by Leah Lubin

Even Heroes Need a Backup by Leah Lubin

Today, enjoy this amazing poem by Leah Lubin: Even Heroes Need a Backup. Have a nice day, Yareah Magazine friends.


The Journey Continues by Leah Lubin

Even Heroes Need a Backup

I remember you well.

Our firemen on 9/11 who ran up while others ran down.

Our whole nation loves you and we know that.

Even heroes need a backup.

So we stand up for you.

Applauding and sometimes whispering your names.

Here on Earth, my story continues not at peace yet.

But grateful not to be at war.

Myself personally, I’ve had enough of war and promise

myself to keep clear of the dangerous regions of the world,

even if I was born in one.

Believing that we in the free world do have a choice.

My Santa Cruz life style not yet stable.

I consider my options and weigh the considerations.

Moving around here in California, each location so different.

Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Woodside, my home for over

30 years, all part of the Peninsula, each have a very specific style

and scene.

Then came San Francisco, North Beach to be specific.

Good for my art and writing, but too crowded and noisy for the fragile human inside.

Now, a new period in my life is calling.

Challenging me with change, further growth, and courage.

Not sure I am ready.

But not sure I have a choice.

I truly suspect most of our life only looks like it’s in our hands.

But it’s actually a learning process that has been predestined.


is an author and artist. Born in Haifa, Israel in 1951, she moved to England when she was six years old. By the time she was 14, she knew that she wanted to be an artist, and at the age of 17, she enrolled in the Barnet College of Art, part of the London University system. She moved to the United States in 1979, and became an American citizen in 1986. Leah now makes her home in California.

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