Saturday, February 11, 2006

Gray With You

I’m neither good nor bad
Best nor worst
Smart nor simple
Pretty nor plain

I’m somewhere in the gray with you

I’m neither right nor wrong
Fast nor slow
Polite nor rude
Bitter nor sweet

I’m all these in the gray with you

I am neither hot nor cold
Clever nor dull
Brave nor timid
Frail nor strong

These bright absolutes are lonely stars in black skies
They're the lies of legends and heroes.
I’d rather be here in the gray with you
Where we can reach out and touch one another.


At 10:09 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Oh dear! I can't be like that. Just a touch of gray is fine.

At 11:28 PM, Blogger Maverick said...

Theresa, I tried. I really did try. But, I cannot bring myself to read poetry. Like, ever. I know you won't take it personally


At 11:29 PM, Blogger Maverick said...

Maverick Kumari

At 11:32 PM, Blogger theresa said...

Steve - You can be practically perfect. Just don't get out of reach.

Mav-Chik - You are Awesome! I absolutely love you for saying that!

At 12:30 AM, Blogger Larry Jones said...

No way the Love Goddess is gray! I picture a blinding profusion of colors.

At 1:14 AM, Blogger theresa said...

Oh Larry! It must be too close to Valentine's Day. Cupid's arrow got you and you're blinded by LOVE. I'll be any color you want me to be, as long as you accept me as I am.

At 7:51 AM, Blogger Dick the Boomer said...

This seems somehow connected with your Life post. This is Love... not Romantic Love, but everyday, grim reality, comfortable like a well-worn-sweatshirt love.

At 10:16 AM, Blogger theresa said...

Dick - Yeah, that was where I was going. I was originally looking to illustrate this with a picture of a crowd of everyday looking people, but I couldn't find anything I liked.

At 6:35 PM, Blogger naive-no-more said...

I can't explain why yet, but I really, really liked this poem!

At 7:45 PM, Blogger theresa said...

Naive - maybe it's because you have fantastic taste?

At 5:52 AM, Blogger Lu said...

Very good poem, sweetheart. It makes me think about something I've been exploring lately: passing judgement, and how we taint our experiences by labelling them as good or bad. I was going to try to write a post about this, but perhaps now I don't need to...

At 6:41 AM, Blogger Al said...

More quotes from those better than me..Jerry Garcia,
"every silver lining has a touch of grey"


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