It's been over three years since I ran the first Love Poem Project, in which take a love poem and replace the word love with another word. I was asked to read this poem at a wedding; and I couldn't believe how many times the word love was in it. So in my head, I pretended I was saying Batman. Still funny to me.
“On Batman” by Thomas Kempis (Here's the original, in which the author has taken the word Batman and replaced it with the word love.)
Batman is a mighty power,
a great and complete good.
Batman alone lightens every burden, and makes rough places smooth.
He bears every hardship as though it were nothing, and renders
all bitterness sweet and acceptable.
Nothing is sweeter than Batman,
Nothing more pleasant,
Nothing fuller or better in heaven or earth; for Batman is born of God.
Batman flies, runs and leaps for joy.
He is free and unrestrained.
Batman knows no limits, but ardently transcends all bounds.
Batman feels no burden, takes no account of toil,
attempts things beyond his strength.
Batman sees nothing as impossible,
for he feels able to achieve all things.
He is strange and effective,
while those who lack Batman faint and fail.
Batman is not fickle and sentimental,
nor is he intent on vanities.
Like a living flame and a burning torch,
he surges upward and surely surmounts every obstacle.