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Living in the Gray

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Living in the Gray

Sometimes I find myself living in the grays
I stay there for days and days
My world lacks contrast
Shadows disappear 
I am somewhere that isn't here

My land is encompased in a virtual haze
A fog so thick it blocks out sun rays
I search and grope for different ways
I can't see forward or behind
Complacency has blocked my mind
No ambition 
I wonder why
I lack the desire to try

A finger tip and then a hand
Caressesing my face removing the bland
The light floods in
I start to feel
I can't get enough of this savory meal
Now I wonder was it just a dream
I start to move forward 
picking up steam

Colors so bright 
Now I realize
It was an internal veil that blocked my eyes
Sometimes all it takes is someone's hand
To escape from a world of gray and bland

A kiss a smile
Perhaps an embrace
A gentle hand lightly placed
Now the light and dark are clearly traced
All my gray has been erased



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  1. Date: 3/14/2013 7:31:00 PM
    Wow, this is deep, and love how it starts, love how it ends, really a refreshing inspiration that you share in my morning :D, I'm still working on my sestina, I'm about to make it into free verse :), wishing you a wonderful day Rick :D - hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/14/2013 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Yanny, let me know when your poem is done. I hope your day is as wonderful as you are. It would then be a most wonderful day!
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 2:23:00 AM
    Hi Richard great words about the blues and blowing them away have days like these myself, all the best Owen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/14/2013 7:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Owen
  1. Date: 3/14/2013 12:14:00 AM
    Sound like the deep blues. Wrote one similar about being color blind. Can't imagine the stigma of never knowing color.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/14/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Charles
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 11:42:00 PM
    Gray is really an unattractive color isn't it? The color that lacks any passion... it's just bleak. I am glad you know that person that can wash that all the way! Great flow and use of rhymes in this one!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/14/2013 7:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Timothy
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 10:55:00 PM
    This is a great poem. I have many favorite poets, that have you as a favorite poet, and I see why. Thanks so much for your comment. I will, for sure, visiting your poems a little more, thanks so much again. I know i mentioned it, but I really like this poem. Whatever we can get from that speacial person, is like magic, it transforms us. Great work.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/14/2013 7:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Wayland.
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 6:09:00 PM
    Beautiful Richard. So much truth in this for all of us.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/13/2013 6:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Donna, nice to see your smiling face.
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 11:46:00 AM
    Richard....this is amazing. I agree with Becca....you have a wonderful gift. I wrote something along the same lines entitled LOST...I haven't posted it...Perhaps I will sometime soon! Thanks for sharing...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/13/2013 2:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I look forward to reading it, let me know when you post it.
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 9:18:00 AM
    ahhhh emerging from our own veils.. love this !!! Excellent !!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/13/2013 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debra
  1. Date: 3/13/2013 9:00:00 AM
    This poem is deep, translucent, and clear all at the same time. I think it's great!...and I Love that title!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/13/2013 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleb