By C.W. Blaine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Disclaimer: The characters and situations used in this
story are ©2001 by DC Comics Inc. and are used without permission for
non-profit purposes only. This original work of fiction is ©2001 by C.W. Blaine
and may not be posted, reproduced or archived without the express permission of
NOTE: This work was written on September 14, 2001; 3 days after the terrible
events that forced the United States to declare unconditional war on terrorism.
Those events are the inspiration for this work.
wish I were Superman, so I could have held the buildings up.
wish I were Green Lantern, so I could have stopped the airplanes.
wish I were the Flash, so I could run to New York and remove the debris in the
blink of an eye.
wish I were Wonder Woman, so I could teach the world the meaning of peace.
wish I were Captain Marvel, so with a single word I could become someone else
for a while.
wish I were Aquaman, so I could find solitude in the bottom of the ocean.
wish I were Mr. Terrific, so I could just make everything alright for just one
wish I were the Martian Manhunter, so I could search the minds of everyone
until I found an answer.
wish I were Batman, so I could find justice in my need for revenge,
wish I were Lex Luthor, so I could give as much money as I could.
of all, I wish I were Barry Allen, so I could give everyone else another