The Legend of Aang

Composed 7/23/15
Description: Running a tad late on my Writing 201 class this week! Yesterday’s assignment just hit me when I was, well frankly,
POOPED. I just collapsed on the couch after work. Didn’t move. Watched the Oscars. You know how it is.

For this assignment we were asked to write a ballad honoring a hero while using anaphora/epistrophe.

I decided to write about one of my biggest fictional heroes (Aang, if you hadn’t guessed), which seemed fitting since the Avatar franchise just hit its 10th anniversary a few days ago! This show is, seriously, one major reason I started writing. If you don’t watch it, you should. Seriously. It’s that good.

Anyway, here is my tribute to Aang! I like to think of it as an old song sung in that universe. 

He was the boy who left
The boy the ran into the rain
The boy who fell into the sea
For a generation unseen

He was the boy who came again
Melted, as the world caught fire
Who journeyed far to make a change
For the good he’d known before the rain

He was the boy who gathered friends
Who held their lives and advice dear
Friends who helped him conquer sins
The fire of greed that sparked within

He was the boy who saved us all
Despite the worry, despair, and fear
Showing even gentleness
When the fire he put to rest

He was the boy who left
He was the boy who came again
He was the boy who gathered friends
The boy who saved us all
Wisdom and power so great
It inspires us even now

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