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Art Inspires Art: Logan

LOGAN was written by me right after the comic series that saw him stripped of his adamantium skeleton and reduced to his base animal nature. I tried to write it from his perspective as he recovered. “Wolvy” or “Wolverine” is my favorite fictional character and writing about him made me feel even more connected.

LOGAN

MY ORIGIN IS UNKNOWN TO ALL
INCLUDING THIS OL’ CANUCKLEHEAD
SO I’VE DECIDED TO FORGET ABOUT THE PAST
AND JUST LIVE MY LIFE INSTEAD
I AM THE BEST AT WHAT I DO
BUT WHAT I DO SOME SAY IS RASH
FOR AS SOON AS I UNLEASH MY RAGE
SHLIKT!  IT’S TIME TO RIP AND SLASH
FOR THOSE WHO DON’T KNOW WHO I AM
I’LL KEEP IT SIMPLE AND CLEAN
I’M A MUTANT, I’M AN X-MAN
AND THEY CALL ME WOLVERINE
AS I HAVE SAID ONCE BEFORE
MY PAST IS ALL CONFUSION AND LIES
I USED TO THINK I KNEW MYSELF
BUT, BUB, WAS I SURPRISED
TO FIND MY LIFE WAS NOTHING MORE
THAN A SERIES OF MIND MANIPULATION
CHUCK AND THE OTHERS HAVE TRIED TO HELP
FACT IS I BELIEVE IT’S TIME THEY’RE WASTIN’
I DO KNOW THIS, I’M FROM CANADA
I HAVE A MUTANT HEALING FACTOR AND CLAWS
MY SENSES ARE KEEN LIKE AN ANIMAL’S
AND A BERSERKER RAGE BOTH GIFT AND FLAW
I USED TO BE KNOWN AS WEAPON X
WITH ADAMANTIUM GRAFTED TO MY BONES
AS AN X-MAN DURING A SCUFFLE IN SPACE
IT WAS REMOVED BY OUR DEADLIEST FOE
THE MASTER OF MAGNETISM, MAGNETO
RIPPED THE METAL FROM SKELETON
IF NOT FOR JEANNIE’S TELEKINESIS
I’D PROBABLY RESEMBLE GELATIN
NOT TOO LONG AFTER THAT
AS PART OF A SICK TWISTED PLAN
GENESIS, THAT’D BE CABLE’S BOY
TRIED TO PUT IT BACK IN AGAIN
IT TOOK EVERY OUNCE OF MY STRENGTH
MY WILL, THE VERY MAN IN ME
TO REJECT THE BONDING PROCESS
AND IN DOING SO MY HUMANITY
I HAVE AN INTENSE WILLPOWER
AND WILL BE USED BY NO ONE
SO I LOST ALMOST ALL I HAD WORKED FOR
AND CABLE LOST A SON
SOME SAY NOW I’M A WILD BEAST
A CREATURE OF ANGER AND RAGE
NO LONGER THE MAN I ONCE WAS
AND I SHOULD LOCKED INSIDE A CAGE
BUT I’M STILL THE BEST AT WHAT I DO
AND AT LEAST UNTIL I’M DEAD
I’LL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR THE LITTLE GUY
AND THIS OL’ CANUCKLEHEAD

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