My Black or White World

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its black or white
its all or none
no battle here
can be half won...


its up or down
its in or out...
no need to ask,
no room for doubt


its on or off
its high or low
no in-betweens,
just come or go!


its live or die,
yes sink or swim...
its decision time
not hapless whim...


God is or isn't
There's no debate...
its heaven or hell
and they do not equate!

its north or south
its day or night
take a stand
for wrong or right


its black or white
its all or none
no battle here
can be half won...

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Well done!

Up and awesome.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thanks, WillStarr! Nice to see you, as always!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Love it. "its decision time" dammit (excuse my french).

No grey allowed. Full speed ahead!!

Love your pictures too....

Will


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

I'm not sure about this, oh alright then, it's bloody brilliant!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

bbnix, your comment made me smile...I have spent too much time on the fence...no more time for that! I must say, though, this probably requires an addendum, for reality is many times some shade of gray...


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

attemptedhumour, your comment just thrilled me! I came very close to un-publishing this piece, for, as I said to bbnix, there is much in reality that is some variation of gray...I do tend to be more of a black or white thinker...which makes gray a bit of a challenge to wrap my mind around...lol! Thanks for your visit and most excellent comment!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Oh we all know about gray, but hey, there comes a time when things have to be Black and White...


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

i liked it. but i believe the world isnt all black and white, theres a lot of color in it, and not everything has to be wrong or right, its matter of opinion.


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

Howdy No_Clue - Yes indeed. Some of us believe that you should take up writing poems. :)

Gus :-)))


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Raises her glass to bbnix! Cheers!!!

Nikki, I so agree with you...This poem was a bit of a ha ha on me...for I tend to view things in black or white, even when they are rainbow or grey...


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Awwww, Gus! I wanna give you a big old hug for that!(((Gus)))


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Great photo! its a race to the finish!


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mannyrolando 5 years ago

I love this poem... and sometimes it does need to be black or white... not always, but sometimes! I love that awesome picture of the horses!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, thanks! I love that photo too!

mannyrolando, in truth, i work to incorporate color into my thinking!!! But there is something to be said for black and white...lolThanks!


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justom 5 years ago from 41042

Great work, I wander around in my gray tones and like it like that. I spent too many of my younger years in black and white and just don't have the energy for it anymore so I'll just sit here on the fence :-D Peace!! Tom


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

justom, I am a late bloomer, I fear!!! Great comment! Still laughing about sitting on the fence!!!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Life is full of ups and downs, black and whites, yet there is still room for gray areas and these are what create wars, political and religious controversy and argument. If everything on this planet was Black/White we would be living in Utopia:0) Great poem/great rhyme with lots of black and white tossed in. You got my full attention, bravo.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

saddlerider, hmmmm...Utopia would be My Dream World! LOLOLOL...crackin myself up here! My goal in life is moderation in all things...there is a place for black and white and a place for shades of gray and color...I am searching for the balance, while swinging from the pendulum!!! but...as I write...ideas begin to crystallize...then at least I have some idea of where to wander! lol...by the time I reach Heaven's Gate, I will be thoroughly confused!!! lol the journey IS fun though, specially with you in it! Hugs!


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Really great! So hard at times isn't it..I think every day we are faced with that debate in some form..I agree with saddlerider we don't live in Utopia..I was sort of thinking Kansas but Utopia ia good too..HAHA..very good writing.Thank you.

Sunnie


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Sunnie Day, thank you, kindly...It was a light hearted haha on my struggle to think in shades of gray when most of life is neither white or black but some variable therein! Take care!


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up and awesome , great visuals and awesome flow ! Write on!:)


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thanks a bunch, jami! I so appreciate your visit and encouragement!


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Love it! Actually, I agree with you, sometimes it is precisely black or white. Decisions, decisions. Just not to be lost in between =)


No_Clue 4 years ago

Thanks again, Max! Alas, there is a vast ocean of gray out there in the universe...and things are rarely black or white, in reality!

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