The Grey Lady

The Grey Lady

A Poem by Paul Bell

He watched her walking through the night

Into the darkness of life

To the ever changing days

She glanced with the words trailing

You can’t see me

In the night all cats are grey

It’s always been that way

Did you see the sign

Walking towards

Like death walking towards that point

But going no further

Not when the gravestones scream


For the mourned

They watch in the night

For that glimpse

As the rising mist

Touch her aura

In a strange way

We rejoice

Watching her walking through the night


You can’t see me

In the night all cats are grey.

© 2018 Paul Bell

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I'm sorry to say I don't know what the hell this means, but it's still enjoyable to read becuz of your amazing artful imagination. The last line, repeated earlier in your poem, too . . . this conjures up a ton of pondering . . . such an elusive metaphor, it feels like I'm chasing a cat to try to nail it down. But I like it free & easy, not nailed down (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

Paul Bell

2 Weeks Ago

Was walking through the graveyard slightly worse for wear. Think it came from there. lol
All cats are grey at night:
But their eyes burn like battery powered lights,
To Guide the greylady; the grim reaper's girl Friday.
She tends the forgotten souls between the worlds.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Paul Bell

3 Weeks Ago

The soul searcher in the night.
Mrudula Rani

3 Weeks Ago

You mean souls?
Paul Bell

3 Weeks Ago

Quiet night. lol
Impressive, original work, Paul. A portrait of a "lady" I'd certainly want to avoid. Sharp imagery, though it played in my mind as a black & white film, foreboding orchestra music in the background. Always a pleasure to read your work.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Paul Bell

3 Weeks Ago

Yeah, one lady to avoid at all costs.
Reminds me of cat lady or a movie i saw long time back about the lady being the Cat always winning the Cat shows... finally her husband is made to drink the potion and he turns into a Cat lol...
mmmm she is spooky :P your grey lady...

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


3 Weeks Ago

hehe i have too much of blue in my blood now... i am seeing blue... n blue.. n shades of blue... is .. read more

3 Weeks Ago

Or did i turn to royalty lol...
Paul Bell

3 Weeks Ago

You enjoy today. Catch you later.

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Added on February 25, 2018
Last Updated on February 25, 2018


Paul Bell
Paul Bell

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