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The Gray of Today

Fear is fleeting But in spurts, in different circumstance— it ever remains Hearts stop, hearts skip And returning, adapting The mind does wait in anxious knowing That the fear may at anytime return As the hair quickly burns And is soon nothing A breath finds its way back into our lungs Remembering the despair is the true fear Forgetting the smiles of yesterday To take on the gray of today

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  1. Date: 12/12/2013 4:29:00 PM
    I'm too often in the gray area so had to read this one, the gray of the last line is almost black, but I guess that's why they say shades of gray. Keeps people like me away from absolutes lol.. Great work Laura.

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Laura, you express yourself with clarity and precision, using powerful phrases and vibrant imagery. Well done my dear!! Best wishes, Keith

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  1. Date: 10/17/2013 7:44:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poem. It was perfect. I liked "A breath finds its way ...." Thank you for reading my poems. Very best wishes, Linda x

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 2:33:00 PM
    I must remember to visit your poems more because you are elite!!

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 8:43:00 AM
    Laura sometimes the mind plays tricks on the mind and we create our own fear, this is a good write and holds the reader all the way through, well done...David

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 4:59:00 AM
    There probably is a lot to be fearful of if one is a realist. I try not to think about it, but as you say, it always comes back in some manner. There is a lot of PTSD in this crazy world of ours. It is no wonder with all the strange happenings.

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 3:20:00 PM
    Thanks Laura for reminding me to be happy for today. Wonderful poem, as always. Bev

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 12:56:00 PM
    stopping by to see if you had a new one...xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 6:27:00 AM
    I love all the arched colors of your canvass my dearest, you are a treasure not to dispose of but to repose in, love you, sharing my smiles with you today xxx

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:10:00 PM
    i pass you a smile penned beautiful

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 4:25:00 PM
    Hi Laura, A moving write from the soul.. Ken

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 4:14:00 PM
    - A powerful poem Laura .... do not forget the smile from good moments or when the sun comes after the rain. - All the best to you! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 3:59:00 PM
    Nothing so fearful as fear itself!

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Let us love life today, and not wait for tomorrow Laura - Divine maturity in this write - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 10:18:00 AM
    riveting write, cheri...your imagery is truly vivid!..:) huggs and ink on!

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:26:00 PM
    Thank you for your comments on my writes for holloween it's one of my favorite times of year.

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:20:00 PM
    Thank you for your comment I value your thoughts on my work and I will read your next write and look forward to it.

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 1:40:00 PM
    Old brother/sister anxiety. How I know it well. It sneaks up like an ankle bitter and take a little nip at your confidence. Well written and to the point. Your talent really shines on this one. ~Kilmer

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:58:00 AM
    I really like the complexity of this one. :o)