Ode to a Dream

For a moment, he stirred and remembered.

He caught a glimpse of a great fortress
in the frozen wastelands of the north.
Of a lost paradise on a distant world.

He saw a time when he had no blood on his hands,
and never would.
When the violence of hatred and mistrust,
the temptation of moral compromise,
could no more overcome him
than a droplet of water could conquer the sun.

But then the memory slipped away
like the dream it was.


Originally published on Superman Through the Ages! also used as frontispiece to the Kingdom Come novel