The super-heroes around today,
Are just a bunch of fakes.
So let's find out about a superman,
Who was real - for goodness sakes!

Could he leap from tall buildings,
In just one single bound?
Awww - he could take the whole building,
And CRASH it to the ground!

He could pick up two mountains.
They felt light as a feather.
Big mountains became pebbles,
When he'd SMASH them together!

Who was this mighty, super man?
Samson was his name.
Samson had super powers,
And he knew from where they came.

He could win every battle.
He could right every wrong,
As long as Samson saw that,
It was G‑d Who made him strong!

He wouldn't fight just one bad guy.
He'd knock out a whole bunch.
Samson was a good and kind man,
That could really pack a punch!

Once, he was tied up with lots of ropes.
They were all strong and thick.
With one big SNAP he had escaped.
That was an easy trick!

Once, a lion ran right for him.
Samson heard up close his, "RRROARRRRRR!"
And then, with just his own bare hands,
That wild lion - he tore!

He didn't brag about his strength,
Or show off, or act proud.
When people saw what he could do,
He'd call out clear and loud:

"G‑d is the One Who helps me win.
It's G‑d Who makes me strong.
G‑d is the One with all power.
To G‑d, all thanks belong!"

Our super man was not afraid,
Of the biggest enemy.
The Philistines were ruling,
Until Samson set us free.

Samson fought those Philistines.
One blow, a thousand fell.
Could Samson win without G‑d's help?
Stay tuned! We soon will tell.

Just for one tiny moment,
Samson forgot to see,
That G‑d gave him his powers.
He wondered, "Is it me?"

And suddenly - his strength was gone!
It got taken away.
Our super man was captured!
Do you think we screamed, "OY VAY!?"

They blinded him. They laughed at him.
Delilah cut his hair.
They dragged him to their fancy hall.
They worshipped idols there.

Then, all the Philistine bigshots,
Gathered around to see,
Was this weak guy a super man?
No way! How could it be?

The Philistines, they bragged and bragged,
"See what our G‑ds have done!
You call your G‑d - Al-mighty!
But look at who has won!"

Samson heard, and called out to G‑d,
"Let them see it's not true!
I don't care if they make fun of me -
But they can't make fun of You!"

His muscles could not help him.
There is no man of steel.
There is only our one true G‑d,
With spuer powers that are real!

Samson called out to G‑d,
"Please, forgive me now!
Please, G‑d, let me be strong!"
G‑d gave him one last POW!!!

Samson grabbed the two big poles,
That made the grand hall stand.
He pushed on them hard as he could.
UUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMPH! - With both his hands.

He pushed, and pushed, and then he PUSHED.
There was an AWESOME rumble.
The roof gave way - and suddenly -
The walls began to tumble!

Faster than a speeding bullet,
It was over in a flash.
All you could hear was,
BOOM! and ZAP!, BANG!, and BAM!, and CRASH!

The biggest Philistine bigshots,
Got crushed inside their hall.
The Philistines had bragged and bragged.
Then came their big downfall.

Many times in Samson's life,
He'd battled Philistines before.
But, when Samson died,
That's when he wiped out even more.

Yes, Samson, too, had fallen,
Right down, with all of them.
Samson gave his life for G‑d's sake.
That's called a Kiddush Hashem.

Should you go around fighting?
No siree! No way!
But super powers are in reach.
Back then - up to today!

You just have to remember,
That it's G‑d Who makes us strong.
That's the super hard part.
All the rest will come along.

Now that you know our real super man,
The fake ones just won't do.
Keep G‑d in mind -
And you just may find -
That you're really super too!

Bracha Goetz is the Harvard-educated author of several children’s books, including Remarkable Park, What Do You See in Your Neighborhood? and The Invisible Book. You can contact Bracha for presentations or questions here.
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Bracha Goetz Baltimore August 27, 2017

Thanks again, Daisy! :) Reply

Daisy Ridley The set of Star Wars August 24, 2017

Oh my gosh I love your stories so much!!!!!!!!! Reply

Bracha Goetz Baltimore February 6, 2017

Thank you so much! Reply

I love Bracha Goez-kid-that's me! February 4, 2017

AWESOME I love your stuff! Reply

Spider-Man Dallas, Texas, USA December 31, 2016

AWESOME Nice! Keep up the good work! Reply

Captain America Dallas, Texas, USA December 11, 2016

I like this! Love it! Reply

Tara Skokie, Illinois via February 9, 2015

Lovely Poem! Excellent! Reply

zozo oman February 12, 2014

great story Reply

Leah Engel adelaide, SA, Australia via January 9, 2013

wow! you wrote the story with PERFECT words! Reply

Bracha Goetz Baltimore, Maryland November 21, 2012

to shaina bracha Yes, this is about what happened with Samson, as we learn in the Torah. Reply

shaina bracha weiss albany or new york, usa via November 21, 2012

ask Is this a real story? Reply

Schneur Z. Engel adelaide, SA August 8, 2009

god is the only one who is actually super, he only helps you be superman. Reply

Sarah Basya phoenix, AZ June 16, 2009

pow----wow! this is just wonderful!!! i may be 30 and not a kid anymore----but this was definately on my "level"! :) Reply

Anonymous February 12, 2009

Good story Reply

Anonymous FLUSHING, N.Y.C via January 22, 2009