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The Grey...a poem

Updated on July 31, 2012
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The Grey... a poem

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Intimidated by thoughts of grey,

I struggle through the light of day,

bound by lowered expectations bound,

to leave me flailing on uncertain ground.

It is this grey that clouds my mind,

driven to grasp my fears and time,

forever blinding the light to see,

of visions pure and imagined me.

I know these clouds are specs in flight,

not iron chains or spectre’s fright,

but I within this fragile shell,

see only my fears and panic swell.

For beauty eludes my frantic mind,

when shadows fall and creatures whine,

imparting twisted and worrisome thoughts,

of deeds and ills my carriage ought.

And I alone in fearful dread,

retreat in terror with aching head,

relieved to find my solace bound,

in mental flight and denial crowned.

My world now waste and mind enslaved,

to fears and folly in thoughts engraved,

forever haunting a losing mind,

retreating and lost in space and time.

If only those clouds would part and speak,

invite the sun on ragged peak,

to lift a soul repressed and stayed,

with light and hope in heart betrayed.

For sight is less that truth ensued,

a willing twist for a mind to skew,

we only see what we can take,

from reality in a world that breaks.

Grey, be colour no more.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks RB, I guess that's what I'm after, to provoke thought; to perhaps offer the opportunity to gain a different perspective. Nice to hear from you.

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      Randy Behavior 

      6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I was just writing a poem today praising grey. Not as depression but as all that exists between love and hate. This was really thought provoking Tony.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for commenting ImKarn. It has taken me many years to overcome a depressive order I've had since teens. It has taught me a great deal in life and for that I'm grateful.

      Have a great day.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      Hmmmm...Tony..

      i suffered from chronic fatigue for 2 years - and while it is not exactly clinical depression - it is very, very gray! I felt this!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading Sonya, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    • Sonya L Morley profile image

      Sonya L Morley 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh

      Your poetry is full of truth. Interesting and honest, I enjoyed this poem.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks ziyena, glad you enjoyed my words. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Ziyena Brazos 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in Time ...

      "imparting twisted and worrisome thoughts,

      of deeds and ills my carriage ought."

      Lovely

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