POEM: Ode To A Herald

POEM: Ode To A Herald

On top of writing scripts, I also dabble in a bit of poetry from time to time. Up until recently, I'd never written one based around comics but then I wrote this tribute to the Silver Surfer. Hit the jump to check it out.

Ode To A Herald

Swiftly he soars along the spaceways
Watching, observing, no cosmic evil escapes his gaze.

Born from a heroic mutiny
No starbound villain can escape his scrutiny.

Once trapped on our world, now he is free
Yet he keeps our champions ever in close company.

Once but a man of highly strong morals
Now, he is amidst the most treach'rous of quarrels.

When wars were waged and blood stained the stars
He has fought on, he still bears the scars.

A sentinel of the cosmos he has witnessed it all
Great Celestials and living planets, seen whole empires fall.

Amongst Gods and demons, they call him petty and weak
Amongst mortals and men, they call him odd and a freak.

But onward he strives unerring in his ways
Ne'er shall he stop, till the end of his days.

Call him a God, a hero, whichever you may prefer
He is known to all; as the Silver Surfer.



 
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NovaCorpsFan
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Filed Under "Fan Fic" 8/6/2014
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7 Comments
DEVLIN712 - 8/6/2014, 8:52 AM
Never saw you as a poet Nova, never been a big fan myself but I'd blame that more on the topic of the poems and endless analysis in school rather than the writing itself.
That said, I enjoyed this, I guess having it based around a genre/theme I enjoy helped me get into it a bit. Great job.
NovaCorpsFan - 8/6/2014, 8:56 AM
@DEVLIN712
Yeah, they don't teach poetry right in schools. It's not something you analyse, you gotta have something of an emotional connection. Like being interested in the topic the poem is centred on. But yeah, poetry is handled very poorly in education.
SKOne - 8/6/2014, 10:15 AM
Great poem. When I was at Walgreens the other day, I saw an album, "Surfin' with the alien" that had the Surfer on the cover but no Marvel logo.
CherryBomb - 8/6/2014, 1:23 PM
Amazing!
You have a gift!
CherryBomb - 8/6/2014, 1:24 PM
He's such a rich, tortured character.
If anyone deserves a poem it's his.
NovaCorpsFan - 8/6/2014, 1:33 PM
Cheers for the kind words, guys!

@MarkyMark
I tried not to make it too cryptic, any meaning there is is just backstory really.

@SKOne
It's a Joe Satriani album that I am about to listen to. Thanks for bringing it up.

@CherryBomb
Couldn't agree more, he's a brilliant character and I love pretty much every aspect of him.
MileHighRonin - 8/10/2014, 12:31 PM
Great poem, keep it up Nova. Also is it just me or was Fishburne great as the voice of Norrin Radd in FF: RotSS. Movie sucked but Silver Surfer was epic.

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