I like them both, with partiality to the second one. I wanna die a hero, but i havent quite decided what a hero is, guess I have to define that first huh, or do oher people decide, and if they do I mean really wheres the fun in that? I re-read and re-read the first stanza in the first poem but for the life in me I cant get the rhythm, (thats not criticism I just cant read it right) but everything else about that poem I really liked especially how it ends, it sounds so innocent and almost desperate..is wanting to be a hero..a sign of wanting to die or the pride thats gets to come with being a hero (this is a rhetorical question, but feel free to answer) I think (under ideal circumstances) the latter...I enjoyed it as usual, good write.
HUH...good question? Just how the heck would that feel? Guess it depends on how the person dies. A quick and simple death, say from jumping in the path of a bullet and taking it in the head. Boom! Instant death. A sort of slow and agonizing death, say from jumping in the path of a bullet and taking it in a vital organ. Boom! Bleeding out.
Interesting write. And who really knows, right? Only the living.