Optimus Prime is a hero in the truest sense of the word. I can remember watching Transformers when I was a kid, and thinking that I wanted to grow up to be just like Optimus Prime. Well, childhood dreams of growing up to lead an army of robots in a war to defend the freedom of the galaxy, have passed, but Optimus Prime remains. Optimus Prime is as much a hero to me today as he was all those years ago. I often find myself approaching a decision, and thinking "What would Optimus Prime do?". At Botcon 2007, I was able to get my picture taken with the Optimus Prime big rig from the Transformers live action movie. Although just a movie prop, I'll treasure this picture forever, and I'll never forget what a thrill it was to be there.
There's a leader, a wise one, with courage and heart,|
he's been fighting the battles the evil ones start.
He's brave under fire, he cares for his own,
He has bright eyes of blue, that sparkle and shine,
He's no human being, not of flesh nor of bone,
He stands 30 feet tall, red, white, blue, and chrome,
He's the king of the road, the cream of the crop,
He's a leader, a being, a very true friend,
His name rings like music, of power and song,
It starts with a O, and ends with an E,