Ode to Others

Ode to Others

A Poem by Zoe Jay

I know things you don't know

I wear things you wouldn't wear

I go places you wouldn't go

I believe things you don't believe

So what would you have me do?

Where will you put me?

How will you deal?

For my fate is yours

To decide, and to share

My destiny is yours, and yours

And his, and the other's

As yours is also mine

What do you fear?

Do you fear abandonment?

Do you fear loss? Humiliation?

Judgement? Do you fear hate?

Each one of us is God

Nothing unto ourselves

But each of us is God to others

Every thought, every word,

Every question, sows another stitch

In the fabric of their destinies…

© 2013 Zoe Jay


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This Series Will be brilliant! I feel privileged to watch it come together.... Well put and metered... it has the feel of a crowd or organized congestion. Your style is your own and strong and confident. I love the non reliance on rhyme scheme. Beautiful again!

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This Series Will be brilliant! I feel privileged to watch it come together.... Well put and metered... it has the feel of a crowd or organized congestion. Your style is your own and strong and confident. I love the non reliance on rhyme scheme. Beautiful again!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

that was cool, all is connected, one way or another, nice write

Posted 9 Years Ago


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The poems lines represent the fabric of human life. Each question asked is a thread placed on the loom..by their very nature, each question is a different color in the pattern, and because each question is asked in honesty, the pattern does not falter. Who ever answers must word their reply carefully, as to not miss a stitch, and if they do that, the tapestry will remain beautiful..

"My destiny is yours, and yours
And his, and the other's
As yours is also mine"

In another word
Namaste


Posted 9 Years Ago


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This is really good. As usual, you kick butt.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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"What do you fear?
Do you fear abandonment?
Do you fear loss? Humiliation?
Judgment? Do you fear hate?"
~~~I fear nothing in the sentimental ode of this piece (except)
'You'~~~with your luxurious heart you forget the "Ode to Yourself" :)

"In the fabric of their destinies…"
~each of us owe ourselves such at least once...my creative friend :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


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This was a very interesting foray into how others see us, and how we see others. I like this a lot, very great write!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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I really like this one..."Every thought, every word, every question, sows another stitch In the fabric of their destinies"...this stands out to me for it is relevant in my life right now...wonderful write here :)

Peace
Robin

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

more a slander than an ode, but that's the beautiful irony of the title. the truth comes out, and for once the poem addresses everyone instead of everyone looking into your own life. it's simple and boldly states the issues with clear and artful phrasing-- especially at the end.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Oh my gosh Zoe, this is, remarkable.

You are taking these deep hidden thoughts right out of my own personal philosophy... kind of, scary, but in a nice way.

This is one of those once in a thousand reads for me... I'm speechless.. good thing I'm writing huh lol.

Super, super impressed.


Posted 9 Years Ago


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And with the advent of social networking we are more interconnected, more influenced by others and influential to others than ever before... we are independent and unique and yet, like it or not, we amount to what others have made of us... family, friends, enemies... i guess this depends on our view of the nature/nurture debate, but your poem probably sums up my position on this one. I really like the way this poem expresses itself and the way it questions our reticence to share and connect with others... to open our minds to possibilities.

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Zoe Jay
Zoe Jay

Los Angeles, CA



About
I come from Fife, in Scotland, and I now live in Los Angeles and run a business in the music industry. I've been writing poetry for about as long as I could write! I had a poetry collection published .. more..

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