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Accompany of Gray

I have held it all
I have taken the fall
I know the pain
Of life’s domain
The endless rapture
Of its pointless capture
It seems so mundane
And all efforts appear vain

I thought I was upon the bottom
This end of endless existence
I thought I was forgotten
All out of resistance
I just lived as though everything was gone
And when I die
I will finally belong
But at the bottom I sat
Gazing with envy
At the lives others had
Seemingly free

At one point I saw you
At far you seemed true
And light shined out
As if to shout
That all was good
And nothing ever would
Hurt, harm, or sting
Just you, just being

I stared with amazement 
I stared with awe
This feeling was constant
The break to this law
So I started to move
I walked forward
To try and disprove
That you don’t have to hurt
There is no need for pain
But the answer was curt
Like a forsaken bane

All the light there is
In this world of twists
Couldn’t stop the shadows
That always follows
From casting down
Its light and darkness upon the ground

We will always have bad
Accompanied by the good
And something seem sad
This is how it should
Be, and is not quite
Just the black
Or just the white
But a jumble
Of extraordinary dismay
Everything and anything
Is really gray

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  1. Date: 6/11/2010 11:25:00 AM
    Your poetry was a pleasure to read today Matthew. May your weekend be full of love,good health and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/11/2010 8:28:00 AM
    Matthew, first, thank you for your comments, heartfelt, I can tell.....second, this poem touches on themes I bounce off frequently...the struggle to balance the light and the dark.....those that can do this, have described this perfectly! well done! jimbo

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 9:46:00 PM
    Bravo lol, love this write,, i like how you said it's not black or white,, "is really grey",, stuck in the middle, enjoyed...smiles:)

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 9:09:00 PM
    Great introspection and pondering in this poem....for all the many details, it actually flows alone very well. Awesome stuff here! Chris.

  1. Date: 6/10/2010 8:43:00 PM
    Nice expressions well penned