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Shades Of Grey
by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie

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You say you love me,
And I believe you,
I love you too...
But,
Not the same way...

Shades of Grey

I try to hold your hand,
But you pull away...
Every move,
A risk I take in vain...
Until I learn,
It causes me too much pain,
And I stop trying,
As you stop loving,
Was I wrong to stop waiting?

Shades of Grey

Now I found someone else to love me...
And you want to say I'm so bad,
But,
Where were you so long ago,
When your love made me cry
And it took someone else to wipe away the tears.
When you were so afraid,
It would mean that you were weak...

Shades of Grey

And they weren't afraid to hold my hand...
Or caress my cheek with their lips...
And they didn't think I was so bad,
In fact,
They told me I was beautiful,
And they said they loved me...
I believed them,
Just like I once believed in you-

Shades of Grey

Am I wrong?
Are you right?
When you let me go...
Wasn't I suppose to leave?
When you stopped loving me,
Didn't that mean I was free to find another?
And just because you bound me to you
through a golden ring,
We both wear but don't believe in,
Does that mean I must never be happy again?

Shades of Grey

Nothing is black or white,
Nothing all roses without the thorns,
No clouds without rain,
No sun without pain...
No way for me to stay,
My life has become just;

Shades of Grey

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Reviewed by Jimmy Mills
Reindeer--you know that this is my all time favorite piece. You will always be my favorite poet. This poem exceeds all my expectations. A masterpiece at best!
Reviewed by the phantom pheonix (Reader)
Wow awesome and so lonely and bitter and so sad this was wow great job on this
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Retta, love the poem. A little late but always good.
Reviewed by na na (Reader)
Retta, everything turns on the moment. Shade os grey are the ones that push their way to the front of you mind. Colors disappear somewhere in time. You are such a fine writer. I always enjoy reading you. bill
Reviewed by jude forese
there is always an opening in the clouds... look for it and go for it...
Reviewed by E T Waldron
You are a prolific writer and each one is excellent...Kudo's
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
Nothing is black or white,
Nothing all roses without the thorns,
No clouds without rain,
No sun without pain...
No way for me to stay,
My life has become just;

Shades of Grey
Beautiful use of emotion. Glad things worked out for you.
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Everyone is entitled to be loved and be happy...at least thats my theory
Reviewed by James David Compton (Reader)
Thought provoking piece.
I share conversations with my children about this frequently. Many things in life are "grey"... Love, happiness, success. They come in differing degrees.

But some things are black and white... Honor, respect, character. These things, either you have it, or you don't.
When in your pursuit for the grey things, conduct yourself in a black and white manner, and your life will know little regret.
-James
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Hey...just a short note...

we divorced..remarried 3 years later..love so much better the second time around!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Justin Wolf (Reader)
You know, I struggle to express the infinite feeling that the color grey. I would say that the best compliment that I can give anyone is the one that I give you now; you inspire me to be a better writer. Bravissimo.
Reviewed by Nancy D.
Life is short, move on and be proud. Great write.

Nancy
Reviewed by Jason Wise
"And they said they loved me...
I believed them,
Just like I once believed in you-"

This is one of my favorite works of yours. truly beautiful poem.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
Too many couples don't believe in the rings
Wonderful write..
Reviewed by Cherokee Sage (Reader)
Well done, little lady.

Peace,
Cherokee
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
3-09-03

This Is Great,i.e. X Girlfriend was Afraid To Hold My Hand__Then, She (Still) Didn't (Doesn't) Want To Let It Go!!

Thanks Your Comments!!

TRAASK
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
A wonderful write...Well done.
Reviewed by Tony Nerone
Hi Retta, This was extremely well written. I wonder, how can anyone not love you?

ty
tony
Reviewed by Birdie Houston
Applauding love this its straight arrow
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Beautifully done, Reindeer.

~E
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
Retta,
Excellence
"Now I found someone else to love me...
And you want to say I'm so bad,
But,
Where were you so long ago,
When your love made me cry
And it took someone else to wipe away the tears.
When you were so afraid,
It would mean that you were weak... "
This hit home
Peg

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