Grayscale Heart

Grayscale Heart

A Poem by Asante.

Pianos and strings
paint reveries
of which the poet
may not know how--

expression in a pen
akin to a well,
dried and deprived,

I'm a man
of manic calms and anxieties,
mannerisms curved in cursive
to enhance the cuss words
carved in,

accursed and I am blessed;
I'm wonderful
and a plague;
I am so immersed in gray
that I know of no other way,

lacking vision for a
sun that shines:
I don't see it yet,

clouds, they break away for spacious light
that I've yet to embrace;
colorless,
but under the wonder
is winter in effect..

© 2016 Asante.



Author's Note

Asante.
My melon meets My melanin meets My melancholy.

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This is an impressive and deep write, Sante !
Very nice imagery..Like a two different sides of a same coin..there is so much to know about ourselves..
You have a very unique style of writing that catches readers attention...that last stanza hits you deep and is my favorite one.
You have painted your thought beautifully through words :-)
Keep up the good work.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

2 Weeks Ago

I apologize for the late response!

Your words are flattering. :) I do my best. Thank .. read more



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Sante, your melon seems to have a split personality. Sort of a Jekyll and Hyde effect going on. I like the contrasts, since most of us are not one-dimensional. I would like to see your 'manic calms' which I'm sure must be something. Good write.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

2 Weeks Ago

Ah! Great job catching the dueling natures, Ted. That quality in itself makes us human, I tried to c.. read more
This is an impressive and deep write, Sante !
Very nice imagery..Like a two different sides of a same coin..there is so much to know about ourselves..
You have a very unique style of writing that catches readers attention...that last stanza hits you deep and is my favorite one.
You have painted your thought beautifully through words :-)
Keep up the good work.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

2 Weeks Ago

I apologize for the late response!

Your words are flattering. :) I do my best. Thank .. read more
I did read it, just never reviewed! So I thought I would now :)
I love this piece.
"mannerisms curved in cursive" -definitely my favourite line. It just flows so well and the lines following are flawless.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this piece again :)


Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Riley! I'm glad you got into this the way that you did.
Grayscale indeed but your words however melancholy are actually quite vivid and ironically have a colourful energy and hum. There is creative spark in every hue. Fine writing Sante.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

2 Months Ago

The kindest words that also sit so genuinely. Many thanks, Starzy!
"accursed and I am blessed;
I'm wonderful
and a plague;
I am so immersed in gray
that I know of no other way,"
This is so heart-touching! ^-^

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

2 Months Ago

That was the goal! Thank you, friend. :)
YumnaKay

2 Months Ago

Hah well goal achieved😉
You are welcome ☺
This feels like uninspired living, sort of going through the motions. Waiting on something to happen that will turn your black and white days into vibrant ones.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

3 Months Ago

Wonderfully worded. I like to think that we live our lives in hues -- it sucks having to live out di.. read more
~Papaya~

3 Months Ago

My pleasure Sante!
Man lol..I see all these wonderful and lyrically written reviews. But when it comes to your work I just have to say "Holy S**t That's Good!"

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

3 Months Ago

S**t; that's as straightforward and raw as it should get sometimes! I appreciate that, bro.
Colorless? Really...
I haven't read anything that wasn't a vivid array of emotionally poet genius on your pages.
Just saying... I wish I was as "grayscale" as this :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

3 Months Ago

Your feedback comes in as strong, poetic kindness, Lynn.
I appreciate every word; thank you f.. read more
Skillfully written emotive intricacies of a heavy heart. Great title too.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Asante.

3 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Paloma. I appreciate your words.
Paloma

3 Months Ago

Pleasure was mine, I enjoyed it very much.

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