The Ode

Ode to the Writer

By Tom Foster


We are the lords and ladies of creation, yet we are still just players.
In the beginning we are as in the end.
We do not aspire, we simply do.
There is the dream, tempered by the reality, and given form by the thought.
By our thought, by our dreams, and by the reality we impose.
It’s a madness of the sort that only poets and writers can truly understand, and even among those only a few can comprehend.
Comprehension, that is a truly frightening thing.
We play with words, we are those that can immortalize, and those that can do what must be said and say what must be done.
It is confusion, this comprehension, and in the midst of it all, it is the single word that carries power, the one among all that is ever elusive, ever there, always waiting for us to return to, to remind us what it is that drives us, what keeps the fountain flowing.
Every last soul that has ever put ink to paper, ever put finger to key, every vague idea that swirls inward from the maelstrom we call the world, the universe, and everything in between and without.
For everything that could come, for everything that has and will come, we are there. We are the ones that do not deny the voice that tells us, “this must come to pass”, or “this must be remembered”.
It is who we are, what we do, and through everything, it is the lifeblood of those who cherish this timeless art form, this undeniable urge to say, in their own manner, “I AM”.
We are not gods, we create, and yet in the process, we are created. It is our words, penned and copied throughout the ages that have helped to shape the world, to say that, “WE ARE”, that “WE EXIST”.
Whether tyrant or savior, good or evil, saint or sinner, the words that are put to time’s test are those that will come to define the world we know. Memory is not enough, though it serves.
As do we.
We are the lords of creation, the ones whose words will last and echo into the ages, for all to see, and all to remember.
Is it truth?
The better question is: Does it matter?
We are the lords and ladies of creation, and by our words, the world we know is shaped, molded, and given to the next generation, and so on and so forth until the whole mess ends, only to be rebuilt, and to crumble again.
We are the lords and ladies of Creation, and this is our legacy.



Wake Up Hollywood

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Much as I like each one of these movies it’s time to do something different and create a new sensation. The Matrix 4? Reboots, remakes, and a neverending line of movies that are built from the same formula and don’t ever change? It’s time to do something different and shock and awe the people for real again. Oh to be a Hollywood writer, I’d likely get fired for speaking my mind, but I’d be speaking out all the same against the stale and bitter old ideas that somehow keep resurfacing.

Antifa Aren’t Instigators?

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Can’t stay quiet. People want to condemn the Proud Boys for coming to Portland, fine, that’s your prerogative. But you want to exonerate Antifa by stating that they’re ‘only standing up to hate’, when they tend to spread just as much as they supposedly stop? You’re not objective, you’re not ‘woke’, and you certainly aren’t looking at both sides of the equation.

It’s Not the Gun

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Seriously, an inanimate object can’t be held responsible for the psycho’s that use them.

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Funny what we hear about and what we don’t, and this is just one of many stories from both sides of the issue.

Messages and Intent

Right away people might be up in arms about these songs, but the more you listen, the less you might judge, unless the words scare you back into your safe space.

Again, listen to the words, the intent, and the overall message. If you’re stuck in your safe space go ahead and stay there.

Pity The False Judges

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It’d be nice to have that much free time, wouldn’t it? True, a lot of us might actually accomplish something other than sticking our nose where it doesn’t belong, but hey, each person has their own path in life, some just choose to spend it haranguing others…..oh well.