Shades of Gray (critique welcomed)
- Boxes of black and white,
soon they fade to gray,
leaving only traces
of life along the way.
Easy to start over,
at least thats what they say,
but do you start over
or just start another day.
Moments change to memories,
passing by so fast,
leaving only photographs,
of a fading past.
Hold on to the twilight
of your lessons learned,
remembering all the blessings,
and all the bridges burned.
Carry with you all of this,
the good times and the bad,
cherish every memory
in this lifetime that you've had.
Life is much too short
to hold onto regret,
and always keep in mind
what you give is what you get.
Never should you forget
what life has taught you,
and always hold it closely
in everything you do.
For lessons you learn
define who you will be
so cherish them and know
that soon you will see
There is no black and white
but only shades of gray
and all the lines are blurred
all along the way.
- "but do you start over
or just start another day."
I remember it well, and it was definitely a case of starting another
day, for me...for a while, anyway. ;-)
this is a well penned piece of poetry, Kim...wonderful and consistant
rhyme and meter, throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed this poem, my
friend, and I look forward to more. Blessed Be
- Thank you. It was a poem written in a time when I finally started to
understand that not everything has to fit into boxes. I had always been a
person who thought in boxes, and in terms of black and white, yet I hated to
have labels placed upon me. Only when I began to understand that the lines
are blurred and the boxes intermingle, did I finally get that there is not
black and white, merely shades of gray. It was a grand moment of clarity. I
shall be sending in some more, soon. I have a back catalog of stuff that I
haven't shown but a few that I would like to share with you all.
I will answer to either.
On 2/28/07, Sasha <shadowangels7@...> wrote:
> "but do you start over
> or just start another day."
> I remember it well, and it was definitely a case of starting another
> day, for me...for a while, anyway. ;-)
> this is a well penned piece of poetry, Kim...wonderful and consistant
> rhyme and meter, throughout. I thoroughly enjoyed this poem, my
> friend, and I look forward to more. Blessed Be
> Sasha xx
> Shadow Angel
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- Poetry that points out life lessons are always good, especially when it
flows well like this one. Thanx Kim. Lilli
--- In PaganPoetsSociety@yahoogroups.com, "Kim" <singingwillow22@...>
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> Boxes of black and white,