DeLaune’s Corner: Do superheroes cry?

DeLaune’s Corner: Do superheroes cry?
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What happens after the tears? Do you bounce back?

Darren DeLaune/Reporter

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Do superheroes cry? Yes, they do. There are numerous issues where they show emotion.

It goes to show someone, even the strongest human or alien can breakdown and shed a tear.

Back on June 28, a gunman came into an Annapolis, Maryland publication called the ‘Capital Gazette’ and threw smoke grenades and began shooting. In the end, five people were murdered while doing their jobs and the gunman was captured.


He had a grudge with the newspaper.

Why does this bother us at Mvskoke Media? Because that is what we are, the media. We get the story out in an unbiased way.

We go after both sides of the story, but sometimes people refuse to talk to us. That is on them. If they get mad about that, they should have talked to us and told us their side. We know some are against us, but we still have to do our jobs for the people who read the Nation’s publication.

Recently, a church or mission was re-dedicated to start having services again. It was built in the early 90’s and like most buildings can deteriorate over time.

Not too long ago, through some help, the church was restored. On the day of the rededication, not a whole lot of people were there but the ones that were, did not mind the small crowd.

I spoke to a single mom who told me there are times when she is hurting and has to hold it in because she does not cry in front of people and she tries not to show emotion around her daughter.

Then I read about another woman who said she would wait until the evening after her children went to bed to cry. She said it was best to get the emotion out then.

OK, that is three different subjects. Three different stories. To go along with my question at the beginning, do superheroes cry? I told you the answer already. They do.

One example was the single mother who cried when she was alone. Then there is the mom who had to wait until everyone went to bed.

What about the people who had to witness the shooting of their friends at the ‘Capital Gazette?’ Do you think they cried? I know they did.

What about the church or mission? The members that needed to get everything in order. Do you think they got emotional when it got to a breaking point? Yes, it did. It could be seen in their face.

To me, everyone I have spoken about are superheroes. Every single one. They do not need capes. Their powers are what they do everyday. They persevere. They strive.

The ‘Capital Gazette’ amazed me. They lost five people. Some of them still feared for their lives. The next day, they put out another edition. A full newspaper from their publication. Superheroes.

The church or mission, once again, had their doors opened. The small crowd did not worry about how many were there. They were happy because God helped once again in bringing it back to its feet. They were happy and said they felt God’s presence.

The members had Sunday School the next day. Superheroes.

The single mom still has her moments to where she cries when she is all alone. She said she needs to make sure it is out before anyone sees her. After the crying, she looks towards the positive things in front of her and reminds herself it is going to be OK.

She said her child knows she cries, but needs to see her strong, so she wipes away her tears and goes back to making sure everything will be better. Superhero.

To everyone I have spoken about in my column. Great job. I am proud of all of you and I love you all. I leave you with these words. It is not much, but I hope it will help in some way.

Aye mahvs (Keep going).

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Darren has been with Mvskoke Media since 2009. He has always (and still does) played sports so he wanted to write about it. What started with sports, turned into features, columns, articles, whatever he can find around the MCN. He enjoys trying new things, which helped him become an avid dancer of bachata. Darren has one daughter, Syeann.

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