I'm not a poet. I think I may have said that before. But, and I say this not meaning to sound
prejudiced, I do have friends that are poets. I've even eaten meals with them, at the same table and everything. Once, when I was in college, after a night of heavy binge drinking I tried on a black turtleneck and drank coffee and smoked jazz cigarettes. It didn't take. To this day, I don't drink coffee. I don't wear turtlenecks. And I don't usually write poems. But that doesn't have to mean that I don't respect those that do. This is America, and we have to come together and treat everyone as equals. Even if they write quatrains and pentaminers, they are human beings, too.
Create your epic. Write a poem that tells your hero story.