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.



Crazy Ain’t It?

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And the way the sun seems to just stay in the center there, without seeming to have its own track to hover over the planets, that’s just nuts, don’t you think? Oh Flat Earthers, just remind yourselves that your fellow believers all over the globe are there for you…..whoops…..

Opinions, Opinions Everywhere…

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Yeah, that’s not really how it works now is it? You don’t like an opinion, don’t listen. But telling someone to stop voicing their opinion is like giving commands to a cat, it might work once every thousand times.

‘Nuff Said

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The best things in life are indeed free, so long as you’re willing to earn them by being the best you can be.

Stand Your Ground

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Rape is horrible, it’s not something we celebrate, unlike a culture, which is something that many people tend to share in a positive and meaningful manner. If you call the negativity and trauma that goes along with rape a ‘culture’ then you might need to reevaluate your stance on the matter.

Take Off The Safety Blanket

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Remember, there’s an equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome. For those that get easily confused, you get out what you put in, because that’s how life works in the 21st century, where we are currently living…..in case people thought we were still living back in the 18th or 19th or even 20th century. Oh I can hear the arguments now…..