ODE TO ROD SERLING
 
by Rich DiSilvio

Rod, a humble soul with a mind as deep as the universe
Titillated, shocked, and inspired us all with his moving verse

A profound teacher, philosopher, and at times a priest
Rod gazed into the human soul, revealing both the saint and the beast

Taking us into the surreal realms of the Twilight Zone
Serling’s mind-twisting journeys were uniquely his own

From life on earth into the mysterious realms of ether
Rod was TV’s ultimate sci-fi bequeather

Having served as both a visionary and mentor
Rod’s followers owe much to the inventor

So with my deep admiration unfurling
I dedicate this ode to Rod Serling...
a man who, in every sense, was sterling