Oh! What A Grey Day !!

Even the umbrellas are not cheerful colours
Even the umbrellas are not cheerful colours

I wake up to another grey morning,

Grey sky, grey buildings,

Grey roads, grey people.

Grey me.

My grey mood.

Choose to be happy.!! (I tell myself.)

Easy to say, but when l feel grey,

Too tired to fight to lift my mood,

The pain of my body holds back my joy.

I remain grey.

My grey mood.


Tablets, injections, medicine, rest,

Excercise , yes..... go on... go on ....

Pain makes me grey on this kind of day.

Grey me!

My grey mood.


Others have cancer, tumours and such,

people are starving, homeless and worse..

My empathy for all of these...

Still doesn't take the grey away from me..



Ah! Here comes the rain adding more grey,

Heavily hitting the ground.

I imagine the ocean, crashing waves that l love.

Yet even my precious ocean, today will be grey.

Grey sky, grey ocean, grey me.

My grey mood.

Look around my room, photographs and books.

Children, grandchildren smiling out at me.

Then one tiny face that l see and remember

Ollie, l wrote "You painted a smile on my heart".


Oh! Beautiful boy who caused me to write those words,

They must have been written in permanent ink

My first great grandchild, how can l be grey?

Though he lives far away.

My grey mood ...Grey!

It must go away.



6 weeks old already wearing jeans. (I am getting old)
6 weeks old already wearing jeans. (I am getting old)

Thank you little Ollie... You are far away

But just looking at your picture will chase away the grey.

Grey me, My grey mood.

2 years have gone by so quick.
2 years have gone by so quick.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

You had me smiling at the end, Dim! Beautiful work. Happy New Year to you.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Aw, yes, we are having those same grey days...then the sun peeped out for a few minutes then gone again. Tomorrow here, promises a sunny New Year's day. My grandchildren came up last night and I understand how you feel that even a photo of them can chase those grey days away. Up and more. Happy New Year, Faith Reaper


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you, billybuc. I hate getting the dark feelings come over me. They are not easy to shake off. Ollie is magic, though.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Faith Reaper,

Thanks for leaving me a comment. You are such a loyal follower. Faith is a good name for someone so faithful.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This hit home for me as I have a 10-month old granddaughter (our first grandchild), whom we adore. When I'm feeling a little blue, I always look at her photos and videos, and she lifts my spirits every time -- just like your sweet Ollie. I loved this.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi Genna.......

Glad to make you smile. Thank you for the visit and comment.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

I love the way you lifted the grey mood at the end!


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello shanmarie.

Thank you so much for commenting. Without feedback from other writers l think it would be impossible for me to write.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

How lovely! A first great-grandchild. I'm still waiting and almost feel jealous. Enjoy and the grey will be chased away. Our summer weather is grey here and I'm really grateful; the top is to be only 21 deg C, but up in Brisbane where my son and family live it's to be over 40 today. Wishing you a bright New Year.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you Blossom.

I am jealous of your weather. (although l know over 40C can be difficult.)

I wish you well too, and appreciate you commenting.


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

Yeah, it's too grey around here, for my taste. It is getting old.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks for stopping by, Monis.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Ollie saved the day, so now you can say, you want to play, or stroll by the bay, catch a ray, and dream of May.

Your poem is beautiful.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Your comment is also beautiful. Thank you so much.


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Micky Dee 3 years ago

It's still the season to be grey.

We try to shoo the clouds away,

Alas, more clouds just come our way.

But colors will accompany sweet words you say.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Oh l love this, Micky. You are a gem. Thank you.

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