Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey

A Poem by MOON


There is no other just you and I

Living with me you thought you would die

A stone at hand and a reason why

Burning in me liberations sigh


A flame of a township in my heart

There is a stage and I have my part

All my shed tears now a work of art

Here is the new dawn here is its start


Nail all my hopes and dreams to a mast

Tell me freedoms song is iron cast

Forget bloody wounds it cannot last

Cold memory a train flashing past


Hear the pain filled drumbeat in the night

Swallow bitter pills of black and white

© 2012 MOON

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the last line just made me love this poem

Posted 5 Years Ago

I really enjoyed reading this poem. It has an excellent rhythm to it reinforced by the steady rhyme scheme that echoes in each stanza, and the images evoke a sense of freedom mixed with melancholy, adventure meets misadventure, like you're running to be free but also constantly trapped in that search ("nail all my hopes and dreams to a mast"). Absolutely beautiful; it could definitely be set to music (or make really good spoken word).

Posted 5 Years Ago

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very lyrical, i agree: chilling, your words weaving hints of aching memories haunting you, always lingering. beautifully written, enriched with sorrowful beauty. thank you for sharing :)

Posted 5 Years Ago

It seems wistful and sad...such are the wounds of wayward loves and relationships that end on the rocks. I enjoyed the read.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Add a music .. make it a song .. I am thinking on the lines of Eve Of Destruction by Bob Dylan

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Posted 5 Years Ago

great write...

Posted 5 Years Ago

i enjoy this poem
a silvery stream
of dancing light it had me
going going going
on like music it's rocking
- don't stop!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Those last two lines really drives home this wonderfully melancholy piece.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Very dark and grim. The pain echoes through every word along with haunting imagery. I feel like I can relate so well. I love it!!

Posted 5 Years Ago

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Added on September 27, 2012
Last Updated on September 27, 2012



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