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by Ronald W. Hull
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Life is not, black or white, only shades of gray…
Rather dull, don’t you think? Let your color play.


I want to ying your yang,
but I don't know,
if you're black or white?

Sometimes you're up,
sometimes you're down.
But are you wrong,
or are you right?

Sometimes you sing,
sometimes you cry.
Is it day or night,
when you look at the sky?

Are you rich or poor,
in everyone's' sight?
Are you in the dark,
or out in the light?

Are you liberal,
but conserve your cash?
Do you recycle,
or throw out the trash?

Are you idealistic,
more down to earth?
A boy or a girl,
at your birth?

Is in heaven or hell,
that you are worth?
Think that it is time,
to get down to earth.

And bask in the middle,
of the road.
Where you're likely squashed,
like a toad.

Copyright 2012 © Ronald W. Hull

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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 5/18/2012
Yes! Squashed flat! It seems we either got to be this or that. I prefer to be whatever!!

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 2/21/2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this poetic romp, and its own sense of balance.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/21/2012
And bask in the middle,
of the road.
Where you're likely squashed,
like a toad.

How true, and how sad. Most everyone seems to be extremely one sided today, and they have little or no tolerance for those on the other side.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 2/20/2012
Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 2/20/2012
There are a lot of questions in this poem. I think or hope I'm a bit of everything. Thank you for reading my poem.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/20/2012
Hmmmm...I thought I was sure...but not anymore...giggle....loved this, Ronald!

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/19/2012
!!! Grey is a mug's game, but this sure brings out the schizophrenic in my own grey cells! I very much like how you've expressed this quandary, Ron. Perhaps we suffer from information overload which makes out-and-out decisiveness difficult for most brains. I'll just aim for a colourful splat! :)) xx
Reviewed by jude forese 2/19/2012
after reading this, i feel torn apart ...
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 2/18/2012
hmmm...i'm not sure...probably squashed.
Reviewed by Richard King 2/18/2012
Middle of the road, 95% of the time, for me and I've had lots of company, 95% of the time. Dick
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/18/2012
The first line made me smile & laugh a bit...that is the best for me when reading any write...this I got to say I really like, Ron...e
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/18/2012
Some lessons are harder than others and some you don't get a chance to repeat. Patrick
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 2/18/2012
Very well thought out,my friend, and you have broached a subject that makes many uneasy. We all carry parts of us we dare not show the world for whatever reason we think of. As someone named Bill once said, "All the world's indeed a stage / And we are merely players: / Performers and portrayers, / Each another's audience / Outside the gilded cage."."

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