Wednesday, March 21, 2012

In a Gray World

My college tips for this week will come on Friday instead of today.

In the meantime, here is a poem I wrote during one of my classes.  I hope you like.

In a gray world, the color was gone.
Sunshine was nowhere to be found.
They trod upon grass as gray as the sky.
Flowers went unseen on the ground.

In this gray world, each was the same:
Gray faces, gray eyes, and gray hair.
Beauty was lost in the ashes and dust,
Unnoticed by the gray, tired stares.

One morning, a young child giggled
And his laugh blew a hole in the sky.
Bright fire emerged in the gray clouds.
Pink, violet: a blazing sunrise.

And jewels appeared in the gardens.
The ocean was rich with its hues.
The rolling green hills, the butterflies...
On this day, the earth was brand new.

Gray shadows no longer consumed them,
Now that they gave gray its place.
Colors shined bright in the littlest of things
And lit up a smile on each face.

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