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Dappled Shades of Gray
by E T Waldron
Saturday, September 16, 2006
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The wind blew strong that crazy day
When love became a used to be
The clouds were dappled shades of gray
Her mind a maze of  mystery

The time for harvest drawing near
With wolves a howling at the moon
Being alone twas hard to bear
Knowing chores needed tending soon

Gave no reason just up and left
He mumbled sorry under breath
Leaving his wife alone bereft
And all she could think of was death

She walked around their failing farm
Knowing it would be her last time
The chill in the air made her seek warmth
She cried for her life had lost its rhyme


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Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 9/18/2006
Very Grey, but sadly a fact of life for some...
You have captured this pungent aroma expertly.

Love Ch'erie
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/16/2006
So very sad, but experterly you have brought the reader to the emotions of the character. This is not an easy feat. Great write.
Reviewed by jude forese 9/16/2006
despondency can lead to suicide ... it's not an act to be judged but its impact on the living is overwhelming and tragic ... you've captured its malaise with some very potent images ...
Reviewed by robert millette 9/16/2006
wow, Just sits me beside myself....... That poor old man must've had tissue on the brain.
His wife, deserted, left for no cause, must've cried herself insane.

The piano sang a broken chord, a crooked ever cleft.
It's as though, God just up and left.

A sunset fades into the west, no promise to return.
Hunging my pillow, covers pulled tight, remembering days i yearn
Reviewed by RM Green 9/16/2006
This is such a wonderful yet melancholy poem, and I agree a bit different than what I am used to seeing from you, but VERY good! Thank you for this treat...

RM Green
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 9/16/2006
Eileen...i agree with Sage..kinda different..this a wonderful poem..very sad yet flows along so it..

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 9/16/2006
This is something a little different from you, did this well, country life is always a good topic to milk poetry from. At one time, this farm in Dappled Shades of Gray could seat an unlimited number of people at the wood kitchen table and the plates didn't always match, but everyone had a place, and the food multiplied like Biblical loaves of bread and fishes where Creator looked down at the farm smiling, knowing that one small corner of a troubled world, all was well. Sadly, today's farms are dwindling and love doesn't hold up fastened with that last piece of rusty bailing wire. Fresh biscuits and steam rising off the steaming corn makes one wonder why anyone would want to leave. It seems to me mid-life crisis can be remedied by stewing tomatoes and tending to the smokehouse...

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/16/2006
A sad poetic tale well presented and shared. Thank you, Eileen. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 9/16/2006

I enjoyed this so very much.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/16/2006
I rode Minto the nutty horse. He went after the cattle leaving the trail. Because they were sad due to the pending chop, they left me and Minto alone...
Reviewed by CJ Heck 9/16/2006
Oh, Eileen, this is so sad. You brought the feelings along, line by line very well, from start to finish, making your readers feel the pain. Well done!
Many hugs,
Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 9/16/2006
There is so much sadness here, Eileen. The pain of losing someone can give one reason to think life no longer matters, but it does. "Crying may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning," says the Lord (Psalm 30:5). As each day passes, time will heal the pain. The Lord gives strength to endure, if we but ask. Then, once we've let go of the past and the hurts, believe that there is a brighter tomorrow. As one door closes, God always opens up a window somewhere else...but we must believe.
I pray for healing to begin in this sad situation!

God Bless
Love, Lena
Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/16/2006

Tinged with sadness and remorse..
However, the way forward, forward
Love that mesmerising graphic

Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 9/16/2006
excellent capture of mood. your writing has a quality of appearing so effortless but bursting with carefully placed words, images and metaphors. Dawn
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 9/16/2006
So beautiful written Eileen~~~ Gloriously stunning...Thank YOU angel!!!

Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 9/16/2006
Sad, very sad. As I stated in the preamble of my poem Wind Whispers, I do not think suicide solves anything. It can create more problems. But I also acknowledge that some people of weak character can succumb to it. Some are also mentally sick and can't help their actions. Well written poem. Victor
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/16/2006
Well written Eileen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by J M 9/16/2006
Ending is superb and the imagery and Rhyme is excellent. in this one so well expressed and creative.

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