I would like to share with you a piece of poetry I wrote a while ago and had the privilege of reading it during a poetry jam here in Paducah a couple of years ago. I ran across it while going thru some of my notebooks . I hope you will enjoy.
ILLUSIONS IN GRAY
A simple life, yet woven thread by thread
Blending into the tapestry of life's illusions
Each experience colored by shades of gray
Distinguished by one's own perceptions
Judgements, yea right, wrong, good, evil
Truths, still unknown, concealed like nuggets
Buried, awaiting one's precipitant discovery
The light ceases to shine, but doth it really?
No wait, there, it cascades it's beacon outward
Twas only obscured potential, masked by clouds of darkness
Which contain doubts, fears, and a restless unknowingness
Light shines thru, where doth the darkness burrow?
Thru the mist of gray, it's rays burst forth
With many a sliver of radiant beauty
Distant, afar at first glance, tho it be
It caresses tenderly those colors of gray
Transforming the hues to reds, yellows
Blues, greens, all color that lies between
I see a tint of green, you say blue
But whose dream is this, mine or yours?
I say mine, so green it must be
It makes no difference that I can discern
For all the shades, the tints, the ambiguous hues
From the One Source they all did arrive
So make your dream one colored in blue, that's alright
This One Source I speak of, make it your heart's delight
For that's all you really have, whether you may believe it or not!
This Source, this Light, it possesses no judgements
It awaits your call, tis your humble servant
It has only to offer an unconditional love
It serves each of us equally, there are no favorites
If I want red it pours down red!
If you choose yellow then yellow it tis
I speak of colors, tho not the only illusion
Each path chosen to be trod upon by one
I imagine, twill be filled with many a winding turn
Taking one here, one there, one everywhere
What is it you choose? Where would you love to go?
What is it you would love to have manifest?
Tis all up to you, I hope you can plainly see
What color journey does your soul desire?
Which illusions to disrobe, which to retain?
Whichever the road, what ere the dreams
Walk proud each step, know you're never alone
Remember the Light, that one source of all
It dwells within you, awaiting your beck and call
Try heeding its tranquil summons to love
Enjoy your illusions, your colors, your dreams
Allow others theirs, no matter how they seem
Take freely from Life, but be quick to share
Be the color you choose, and do it with passion
For after the grandest illusion you've shattered
The soul is allowed to return to Its Source
Then you will know, you're at long last home
Where all is One, and One is All
Go swiftly my friend and I'll meet you there