49: Kryptonite

If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman?

3 Doors Down

I’m no one’s Hero.

I was responsible for the emotional safety, physical well-being, and financial security for another person and their life. Someone that was not my child.

The expectations and pressure destroyed me. It won’t happen again.

Moving forward I will be a safe person to be with, I will care about their well-being, and I will do my part to build a secure functioning relationship.

But I will not be their Hero.

If they make a mistake, I will stand with them. If they are scared, I will hold their hand. If they need encouragement, I will be their cheerleader.

But I will not be their Hero.

I will talk to them and listen to them like they are someone I love. I will greet their pain with empathy. I will meet their anger with compassion. When they are vulnerable and take a risk, embrace the uncertainty, and are open I will treat it with generosity.

But I will not be their Hero.

I will not be sarcastic, contemptful, critical, shaming or judgmental. I will not shut down, disappear, or hide. I will not make their pain mine. I will own what is mine. I will do better.

But I will not be their Hero.

I will fail. I will fall short. I will disappoint them. I will make mistakes. I will hurt them. I will be human.

Because I am not Superman.

I will be their friend and Partner. That is all I wanted.



Kryptonite

3 Doors Down

Well, I took a walk around the world to ease my troubled mind
I left my body lying somewhere in the sands of time
But I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon
I feel there’s nothing I can do, yeah

I watched the world float to the dark side of the moon
After all I knew, it had to be something to do with you
I really don’t mind what happens now and then
As long as you’ll be my friend at the end

If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman?
If I’m alive and well, will you be there and holding my hand?
I’ll keep you by my side with my superhuman might
Kryptonite

You called me strong, you called me weak
But still your secrets, I will keep
You took for granted all the times, I never let you down
You stumbled in and bumped your head
If not for me then you’d be dead
I picked you up and put you back on solid ground

If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman?
If I’m alive and well, will you be there and holding my hand?
I’ll keep you by my side with my superhuman might
Kryptonite

If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman?
If I’m alive and well, will you be there holding my hand?
I’ll keep you by my side with my superhuman might
Kryptonite, yeah

If I go crazy, then will you still call me Superman?
If I’m alive and well, will you be there and holding my hand?
I’ll keep you by my side with my superhuman might
Kryptonite

All around the world
All around the world
All around the world