Dungeon Prompts: Ode to a Hero

This week’s prompt is: Ode to a Hero

“Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”

― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.”

― Brodi Ashton, Everneath

“Anyway, if you need your heroes to be perfect, you won’t have very many. Even Superman had his Kryptonite. I’d rather have my heroes be more like me: trying to do the right thing, sometimes messing up. Making mistakes. Saying you’re sorry. And forgiving other people when they mess up, too.”

― Madeleine George, The Difference Between You and Me

 Today’s Prompt:

We all have heroes that we look up to for some reason or another. We may not want to follow in their footsteps, but there is something about these people that make them bigger than life to us. They may not be perfect individuals; they may not even be real people at all.  Whether it is a story book figure, a comic character, a celebrity, someone doing good in the world, friend, family or otherwise, this week let’s take the time to sing the praises of one of our heroes.

Try and have fun with this one.  Was there a superhero that helped you put up with the bullies when you were a kid?  Was there an amazing singer that you had to know everyone of there songs and they helped get you through the day?  Was there a politician who made you believe in the system, or a civil rights leader who encouraged you to fight it?  This week let’s pay them tribute and let them know how we felt.


The article that you link to this prompt should be a new post written specifically for this assignment. 


Dungeon Prompts are meant to open up the abandoned rooms inside ourselves and dust them off a bit.  Explore the recesses of your mind and get back with a poem, story, essay or creative offering.  Link your post to this specific prompt page and I’ll share your link back with our readers.

To participate, all you’ll need to do is:

1.            Tag your post with: “DungeonPrompts”

2.            Link back to this page in the body of your post *

3.            Dive deep within and give us a glimpse of your soul!**


*note: If the pingback doesn’t work, then please leave the link to your post in the comment section.

**If you don’t have a blog please feel free to join the discussion in the comment section


The Ode to a Hero Prompt contributors are:

My Reason – Niks Place

Of Stories – Anawnimiss

Self Inspection – Dream Cloud Diaries

A Recipe for Heroism – Traces of the Soul

A New Superhero for Me – Living, Learning and Letting Go

Beyond Words – The Seeker’s Dungeon

No Ideal Hero – SplitSpeak

Hero? – Martha0stout

Morn Dragon Slayer – Dragon in the Night Sky Blog


Featured Image via www.ihd-wallpapers.com

About the author

I am a King without a Kingdom, in a world with many masters, wrapped in the spoils of a jealous heart, and my people’s callous laughter.


  1. excellent, Sreejit, best wishes from baldy 🙂

    Ode to a Man of Valour

    You went to a place of known disgrace,
    And I know of giants that have crumbled,
    Where you took the stand, I understand,
    A lesser man would have stumbled.

    I admire your courage,
    Your wisdom and your faith,
    You stood against a demon,
    Its shadow and wraith.

    I bow to your strength,
    I applaud your bravery,
    And I will tell all at length,
    How you broke from fear’s slavery.

    You have acted with much honour,
    And courage, so divine,
    I follow in your footsteps,
    And bid thee peace, brother, mine.

    1. Sreejit, likewise, life is exceptionally busy and I completely understand. it is always nice to hear from you and even nicer when I get the chance to read your latest efforts as you know how much I admire you.
      This was written for a prisoner who worked in my kitchen (I used to cook for a thousand inmates and teach many of them how to cook, got a load of them through some impressive qualifications in an effort to help rehabilitate them), he stood up for himself in the face of some very frightening people with potentially disastrous consequences. he earned my admiration (and a baldypoem!).
      Good luck with your course, pal, keep smiling and keep writing, best wishes from baldy

Join the discussion.

%d bloggers like this: