Topic 431 - Curse
Being born on the hellish world of Apokolips. My childhood very much started out on a bad note. Now whether I would call the years of abuse, torture, and pain I suffered a result of a curse. I do not believe that someone invoked a supernatural power to inflict harm or misfortune against me. A supernatural power by the name of Darkseid did inflict harm against me. But he did not do it due to a curse. He did it because he was an evil, vile, sadistic monster who took pleasure in the suffering of others.
After Barda and I escaped the evil of Darkseid and his twisted minions. We came to Earth with a clean slate. We did not bring any baggage from our pasts. We started as unknown teen heroes who wanted to use our powers to help our adoptive world. We had the freedom to make our own choices. The freedom to live our own lives. And despite all the difficulties we knew would follow. We chose to be heroes. Cause we wanted to make a positive difference in the world.
Thus I do not think I was cursed. I had some good luck. Then I had some bad luck. Just a case of unavoidable bad luck. Thus allot of the crap that happened was just a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. While other times, it was a case of what I'd call misfortune by association. Clearly when one chooses to hang out with other danger magnets like the Teen Titans. Danger and trouble is sure to follow. For allot of bad people who hate teen heroes want to hurt any Titan they can. Hench the high death rate among young heroes. So I don't blame any curse for my misfortune. I blame bad luck and bad guys that are self-destructive and full of hate. Some people are not good. Some want to tear down others. Some can do nothing but hate. And there is little that can be done about such lost souls. All that can be done, is not letting bad guys get you down.
Therefore, even with the bad childhood. Even with all the abuse and heartache I've endured. I do not feel like I am cursed. Despite it all, I still have a positive attitude about life. I still believe that no matter how bad things have been in the past. No matter how much hate and badness comes my way. I will always rise above any hate or negativity. The future will be allot brighter than the past. Of that I am certain. Just as sure that my future may have a few bumps in the road. But it will bring allot more good times than bad. Due to never giving up on a better tomorrow. And with the support and love of wonderful friends. I have little doubt that my future will hold much happiness, and much love.
theatrical_muse: Topic #431
Muse: Powerboy aka Power Boy
Fandom: DC Comics