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Mommy Is A Super Hero

Standing before his class, he held his tiny report,
“Who is your super hero?” Was written in yellow chalk on the green board.

Exhaling his breath, the curly haired boy closed his little eyes,
“Don't be ashamed of yourself” His mother's words rung in his ears, “And don't ever cry.”

He began to read aloud, with a shaky voice.
to his class, he told his mother's story.

At age fifteen, she was a beauty queen,
the most beautiful girl in all of the world.

She flaunted her silky hair, bore her bare legs,
prided her breast. The boys treated her like she was a treasure chest.

They respected her rules, they “looked, but didn't touch”,
but there was one older man, who from her, wanted too much.

All alone he met her, he approached her in the alley,
and all his mother told him, was that this man had treated her badly.

But what the boy didn't know was that she was taken against her will,
and that two months later, she turned up extremely ill.

A check up at the hospital revealed the worst of news,
revealed that she had a leach inside of her, revealed that in months it would be due.

The boy continued to read, though only what he knew,
he spoke before his class, and his mother's voice cheered him on through and through.

He came in to the world from a broken home,
to a skinny blond mother who was left all alone.

He had his curly hair, she had her golden locks,
he had his dark skin, yet his mother was as pale as a piece of chalk.

Struggling and alone, she worked two jobs,
she fought to stay in school, and returned home after 8 o' clock.

Whenever he got sick, she cooed him to sleep,
and with no money to afford a doctor, she could do nothing but weep.

Daycare was expensive, his was ugly and cruel,
the kids would spread rumors about him, saying, “That kid is evil!”

When the parents came to pick up their kids,
The mothers would hurriedly group together, and hiss, “That's him!”
“I heard that she was forced?” “Why did she keep that thing?”
They would always say, “Poor girl, she was only fifteen! Bet you the monster has the rape gene.”

He didn't understand, what did this all mean?
So the next day his asked his young mother, who told him it meant nothing.

Months went by and she got a third job, and after a while, she secured a stable income.
And away he went from the evil day care, as his mother could afford a better one.

Things got easier, though every once in a while, they asked if he was adopted.
His mother said no, that he was her “baby boy”, and out of the picture, his father was cropped.

Years went by, and she stood on the stage, holding her large diploma.
The tiny boy sat in the alone seat, clapping the hardest in the row.

His mother ran and scooped him up,
she kissed him on the face, and said, “You're my good luck!”

He finished his report before the class, and spoke very politely,
“My mother is my superhero, because she taught me not to take education lightly.”

But what he doesn't know is that without his life,
his mother would have not sufficed her life.

He gave her a purpose after her living hell,
and because of his life, she promised herself that she would excel.

She strove to be a doctor, and a straight “A” student,
but her calling to be a mother became more important.

Late into the night, she taught him how to read,
and though he shared his father's looks, she refused to believe in his “rape gene”.

Curly hair was a new concept with her,
but with books and videos, she quickly learned.

His grandparents would not see him, he was unwanted and black,
and so his mother turned away from her parents, and never looked back.

“Why didn't you abort him?” Her friends would ask as he sat beside his mother.
“Can't you see that he only makes your life harder?”

He remembered his mother spat harsh and nasty words,
never again were her friend's voices heard.

Sometimes he would frighten her as she surveyed his looks,
but she reminded himself that he was her baby, and that he was more than his looks.

She devoted herself to him fully.
Sometimes, she took him to the park, and they watched funny movies.

He laughed like an angel, and was as polite as a saint,
and though she was alone, her son saved her from an untimely fate.

And though she was his superhero, he was just as much her's,
because she proved to him that there could be life after disaster.

The world was their enemy, they would always see him as a monster.
But his mother was his superhero, and would defend him with her all power.

The world wanted him gone, but he would always be her son.
And after years went by, she clapped for him when he reached the podium.

Her parents were absent from her son's graduation,
but the rows were filled with her new family, as a result of her husband.

The two clapped on happily, and were proud of their son,
and as he walked down the podium, into their arms he would come.

The curly haired boy skipped down the stage, he scooped up his blond mother,
and hugged his straight, haired father.

“Thank you for being there,” she whispered in his ear, “Because you're my superhero.”
And with that, the crowds cheered.


There is no such thing as a “rape gene”, that's the stupidest thing i've ever heard. I remember once, I was getting in a debate with one of my friends regarding children born of rape, and she said, “Kids who are born because of rape will grow up wanting to rape others! They should be aborted!” I'm like...hold it...really? That's super offensive and super idiotic, because that's not true. A basic course in psychology will tell you that.

Part of this story I got from my own life story, because my sister and I attended my mother's graduation . She had us right after high school, but still completed college, and is a very successful teacher, so education is something very important to us.

I'm actually in my senior year of high school right now, and unfortunately, my father.(..dad...idk what to call him, he left before we were born, and we haven't seen him since. Idk even know what he looks like) won't be there to see us graduate. Hope he's living it up wherever he is. Can't say i'm too angry at him though, it's too much effort to hold a 17 year grudge. Even a 1 hour grudge is too hard for me.

Also, I wanted to write about how hard it is for mothers to do this, especially with no support, and people thinking that it's shameful to keep their rapist baby's. I for one think it's incredibly brave, and kudos to any woman whose gone through this, because you are a super hero. And kudos to any man whose been able to pick a woman up off of her feet, and foster a child whose been created by such unfortunate means.

And kudos to the kid too.


Hope you liked it! Please do give me your feedback. 

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orilovergirls13 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
EXCUSE ME PEOPLE! BUT YOU DO REALIZE THAT CHILDREN'S PERSONALITIES ARE MADE FROM INFLUENCE AND IF THE GUY THAT RAPED THE MOM DIDN'T GO ANYWHERE NEAR THAT CHILD THEN HE/SHE IS FINE!! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THE WORLD IS ACTUALLY TRYING TO BE A JERK!!Rage Rage Rage Rage Rage 
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KylieTheDragoness Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I DID cry a little.
I love the message you put forth, the poem is sweet
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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KylieTheDragoness Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Welcome!
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Ceylon-Morphe286 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
it pisses me off how people turn away from children that were created from rape, i always say don't take your disgust out on the child,its not their fault they were made.they didn't have anything to do with it, you should take your disgust out on the rapist,hes the one with the dick,and thus,is a sick dickhead.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, people should direct their rape to the woman or man who is the rapist, not the child. It's not fair. 
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Ceylon-Morphe286 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i agree
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JayBelleVjbelle03 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sniff* What a sweet poem.
(I almost cried in real life,I'm not lying)
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lidsworth Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad you liked it! Sorry for the tears!
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JayBelleVjbelle03 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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ArrestingAries Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
Wow, I think I nearly started crying there.
This was beautiful.
It was unique.
It was... Wow.
Thank you for writing it.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry you started crying! But thank you for the comment! 
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No it's alright. Mothers are amazing and that was also amazing:).
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stafford0705 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
This took me 15 minutes to read because i kept being blinded by tears. Even though my situation is very different, i would not be the person i am today if it had not been for my little boy...i probably would not be here at all. Thank you for sharing and being an example that better, stronger people can come from bad situations. I loved it!
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! Thank you so much! I'm glad that your son helped you, he seems like an angel. 
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Senseless-Surgery Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a unique viewpoint to write from! Beautiful writing style, conveying a sensitive matter in a not-so-over-powering manner!

I believe in abortion strictly for medical and rape reasons, not because there's anything wrong with the child, but that the mother would find it too hard to bare(even if the child would be born mentally of physically handicapped, they should birth it to at least send it to adoption. It's not the child's fault they fucked someone and ended up with a short straw.). As for a rape gene, I do not believe any specific crime is genetic, but I do believe key roles might make it be possible (though nearly impossible, as you can raise anything/one to be kind and loving with the proper care. A neglectful/abusive home might make the child snap, but then again, that would definitely hurt anyone.)

Warning: Science and Philosophy rant!
Mental disorders and chemical imbalances would probably only account for a very small percent of rapes though, as most "normal" people commit murder(only 10-25% are done by people with mental disorders), I'd safely assume the same for rape. Under the circumstances of inheriting mental issues, the child would more then likely just become agressive towards those who isolated and bullied them (possibly fighting, drugs, self-harm... the usual unusual stuff.) rather then going about raping the world. Infact, any chemical dysfunctions might actually make the child MORE protective over women, as they'd associate rape with their own depressions, leading them to be quite the spokesmen.
Unlike with "behavioral" *cough* someone in the comment is a fucking moron *cough* quirks like sitting a certain way, doing a specific task in a specified manor, a child would (HOPEFULLY!) not be raised by the rapist, and thereby would not "pick up" the behaviors. Me and my mom shake our leg a certain way, more then likely because I watched her do it in youth. I have very little in common with my father (he was out of the picture as he was an asshole), but my mom comments I'm 'bull-headed' like him. Maybe that's because I developed a freedom complex (due to bad parenting) and a loud voice? Perhaps because after being isolated and confined within my room, I'd give ANYTHING to escape?
There is a lot more science in this stuff then idiots who somehow learned how to talk know about!

I'm hoping to become a psychologist/therapist one day, and I'm kinda wanting to go into biology as well to learn the inns and outs of the human brain (after all, I might have chemical depression that only medicine could fix, but my psychological depression is definitely something that can one day be controlled. I might feel empty all the time after I get over my actual problems, but at least I won't be miserable. After all, it's only when something is blank and empty that you can paint a beautiful picture. Then again, I guess you could draw over the mistakes and turn them into art as well. Depends on the artist and canvas I suppose.)
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I do agree with your take on the rape gene, it has a lot to do with how  you raise a kid, not what they're born with. Thanks for the comment, and I too, am hoping to become a psychologist. 
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Liz2262 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was an accident but my parents didn't abort me I stayed and guess what else I love this story
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redridinghood38370 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Artist
I cried 2 tears from this. 2 TEARS!!!!! I never cry, so this must have been something inspirational. I LOVED IT!!!
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm glad that you liked it! 
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redridinghood38370 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Artist
It was worth reading :3
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MewPocky Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
Beautiful writing, truly gorgeous and moved me to tears! And I hope you don't mind me saying but, I do believe in a rape gene, or violence gene or any type of gene from parents, including those of sports and mathematics skills. The boy in the story got the fathers looks, but the mothers behavior genes and upbringing. It's the whole nature vs nurture thing, and I believe both play a part. Not every child born of rape will be a rapist, not every child born in a wealthy family will be wealthy either. It's hard to explain, but I see it with my sister and I. We were brought up the same, but clearly she had more of my father's behavioral genes, and I have my mother's. I'm NOT saying people should assume a child will have a rape gene when they are born from rape, all I am saying is that genes and up-bringing are 50/50. And anyone who is strong enough to keep the child is amazing, I cannot dispute that.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
*sigh* It kills me that you believe in the rape gene, but we all have our opinions. Thank you for the comment though. 
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MewPocky Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Your work was truly inspirational, and That's what I should have focused on, my apologies. I hope to read more of your work in the future!

Don't let what I said kill you (even if it's only figuratively meant), I only believe it because I've seen it.
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mikal13 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cried. This is beautiful.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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TheInfernoVoid Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014   Writer
I especially don't like when there's those people that go like, "It's my body...." Anyways I like the good use of repetition especially the ending one where it shows that the two of them supported one another- "she whisper in his ear, "Because you're my superhero." Also good job using the correct you're. 
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I hate the "It's my body" too, which is why I'm never going to be a feminist, because it's all about "My rights...my body...my selfishness" It pisses me off. And yes, I loved to show how they supported one another. Thank you for the comment! 
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TheInfernoVoid Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014   Writer
Well feminist isn't bad, it just a lot of them take it to far. Even small details seem to disturb them. But that is just some the idea of equality isn't necessarily bad. I don't want to compare it to communism, but they are both quite similar in those and some other aspects. 
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TheImpossibleWriter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That was very well written
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thank you! 
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TheImpossibleWriter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
welcome
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And if the mother had decided to abort. What would your opinion of her be then?
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

I'd feel sad for her, no anger or anything like that, just sad.

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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Why? Even if she lives on without a second thought?
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I still would. That's just me though. 
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
But why?
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

Because I feel like they've lost something. Though later on, I suppose I won't feel much emotion towards women who get abortions, if they're not asking for it, though in inkling of sorrow will remain within me. I guess it's better to say I feel sorry for what's being aborted rather than who're getting the abortion.  

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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, so your motivation is partially because you believe that which is being aborted is actually a conscious being worthy of our empathic consideration?
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Was it that hard to tell?
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CrazyMai Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Writer
So deep and beautiful :'( It made me speechless and I heard many people arguing that something like a "rape gene" exists but that is jus nonsense.. 
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Agreed, the rape gene is stupid. 
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sceneecupcake Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
This is one of the most meaningful things I have ever seen on deviantART, bar none. My mother was sixteen when she begat me, and though she wasn't ready for me, I'm thrilled to say she chose to keep me alive. I was adopted out, but have always known my birth family and still maintain a close relationship with them. I strongly believe that all mothers deserve to be loved and supported throughout their pregnancy and motherhood: especially mothers who were raped, single mothers, and young mothers. If only, instead of criticizing or judging, communities would support these mamas. <3

Your mom is amazing, bringing you and your sibling up and then finishing her schooling! So many people aren't able to do that. I hope you have a great senior year, and keep up the beautiful writing. It's touching heartstrings as we speak.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

Your story just makes me so very happy! I've never been for abortion in any circumstances, partly because I believe that a baby is a life, and that it has potential! So I'm so glad that your mother decided to keep you and place you in a loving family. It's also pretty neat that you're still in contact with her, as many of my friends who're adopted aren't in contact with their bio-families, and they feel so alone and misplaced. It takes a real toll on them, but i'm extremely happy for you, and kudos to your birth mother, and your family.

Thank you for the comment, and for the bit about Senior year. Btw, I love your icon! I can't wait for season 4, the creators say it's going to be devastating for Sherlock himself, and when the actors got the scrips, they were tearing up! So i'm extremely excited.  

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The-Diesis Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is pretty big for me, when my mom was fifteen she was raped and became pregnant, she aborted the baby (had be two years later), and sometimes she talks about a 'what if?' I think for her the abortion was less about the child being born of rape and more about her in no way ready to be a mom. But I remember going to my moms graduation too and now she works at a law firm.

I've never heard of a 'rape gene' but then again us Californians are pretty liberal compared to other places? IDK, great poem though. 
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment, and out of curiosity, do you ever think "what if"? 
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The-Diesis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This may seem strange but no. I think everything happens as it should, not in a higher power sort of way but a, your previous decisions affect what decisions you make later on and since you can't change the earlier than the later will remain the same. Also, I think what ifs lead to regret which is pointless as we can only live in the now.
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I see. Thank you for the comment!
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Ganjamira Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
There are really selfcalled scientist saying theres a gene like that?O_O I always thought its a stupid rumor of people who have no clue of genetics at all:facepalm:

Love it!:clap: Can´t really expres why(so sorry, I hate to give useless feedback...), but I really like it:aww:
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's okay, no sort of feedback is useless! I'm glad you like it!
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