WHAT DO YOU SEE? MARCH 19/2019

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Shades of Grey

Everything was grey

No difference twixt night or day.

There was no joy or happiness

Colours were banned, put to rest.

Buildings crumbled, neglected

Hope was pushed out rejected.

Water had all but run out

Food was dwindling no doubt.

Everyone was dower, sad

They had lost all they had, had.

One night the sky came to life

Colours across the grey did strike

Few saw, all to busy looking down.

Trapped in twilight stumbling around.

The words painted on the wall

Like a joke taunting them all.

A distorted ladder did arrive

One brave man climbed to reach the sky.

“Yes”he said “the beginning is near”

“But it is the end for us I fear.”

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This is part of Hélène Vaillant’s What do you see.

25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SarahC
    Mar 19, 2019 @ 21:46:37

    fun seeing each one’s different story/interpretations here today

    Reply

  2. Michael
    Mar 19, 2019 @ 22:01:48

    Nicely done willow though I’m hoping the end isn’t too near for us.

    Reply

  3. Robert Matthew Goldstein
    Mar 19, 2019 @ 22:21:26

    This is a haunting poem, Willow.

    Reply

  4. Hélène - Willow Poetry
    Mar 19, 2019 @ 22:24:47

    Fantastic story Willow. I was hoping it was the beginning…🤣

    Reply

  5. Ritu
    Mar 20, 2019 @ 05:32:17

    What a fantastic take sis 💜

    Reply

  6. Betty Hayes Albright
    Mar 21, 2019 @ 00:25:56

    Vivid imagery in this, Willow ❤️❤️

    Reply

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  8. pvcann
    Mar 25, 2019 @ 23:47:27

    I love the theme I get here of beginnings and endings

    Reply

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