It is about 3:40am as I write this, yawning my face off and trying to sip at my coffee which has just finished brewing. I was scolding myself when I woke up for not only not having written this post beforehand, but for only sharing one poem this week. I was all “Cherlyn, you’re such a slacker”. As I tried to drink my coffee my stomach twinged in pain again, as I’ve gotten some form of stomach bug or perhaps food poisoning and it has made it a pain in the ass (and the stomach, hahaha) to eat or drink anything. Yum, nausea! I’m not writing this to complain (per se), but after that, I told myself “You know what, Cherlyn?” and then I replied, “What?”. I said to myself “Screw you, I’ve been sick, working and tired all week, and as much as I want to focus more on my blog, or keeping up with people, it’s been difficult so cut myself a break.” Then I told myself it wasn’t a good sign that I was talking to myself again. But alas, I only have one poem this week, and I just wanted to apologize for not keeping up with my spontaneous posts that I promised. I’ve definitely got the Winter Blues, and sometimes it’s hard to keep motivated – yeah, plus being miserably sick doesn’t help. Also, I’m trying to keep up with everyone’s blogs and emails – sorry if I haven’t commented or sent you something back right away, I really hate it when people don’t get back to me but I know they’ve been on the internet, so it probably bugs me more that I’ve been doing it as of late. But I’m working through the list to get back on track! Anywho, enough of my incoherent ramblings, on with the poem. Enjoy!
Life in Shades of Grey
Shades of grey I cannot name,
framing my life in black and white.
The days are bleak and dark,
there is no colour, there is no light.
The chill air caresses my sullen face;
lingering echoes of broken screams
dance lifelessly in the winter breeze,
the last remnants of forgotten dreams.
I hope for more than this miserable season,
I pray for more than just the grey.
I want to see life’s vibrant colours,
to dance carefree in the light of day.