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The Fall of Gray- Poem by Rebecca Wood

Updated on January 24, 2012


"The Fall of Gray" is about how our society has been sabotaging nature's gifts. I looked to the sky one day and saw gray when it wasn't cloudy. I watched the news and saw innocent people getting shot and young teens in gangs carrying guns and knives. For what purpose would people act so ignorantly? I know this isn't anything new to people but I just think that portraying this problem through poetry might be better sounding. Maybe this poem will make someone who it pertains to, stop and think just for a moment.


The Fall of Gray

Red, orange, yellow and green

These are the colors we once cherrished

Every fall, they would shine

But lately, they have parrished

Green has become nothing more

Than money and greed

Red has become the blood

That more and more people bleed

Orange and yellow have become

The colors of the fires

Of people who have sunk

To their unlawful desires

Ashes start to fall

Where beautiful leaves once fell

May I be the one to open my eyes

And tell the tale

A tale of these colors

Once being nature's, not societie's

A tale when people once had

Loving and caring priorities

There is nothing important

About glory and fame

It's just a way for people

To tear up the world without a shame

If you can bring me back the colors

Of Spring, Winter, Summer, and Fall

I will no longer want

Nothing at all.


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      BeccaWood 6 years ago from Southaven, MS

      Thank you jami l. pereira. This was one of my recent works. I'm glad I haven't gotten too rusty.

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      jami l. pereira 6 years ago

      Excellant write , voted up and awesome :)